Films For Action is creating a library for people who want to change the world
215

patrons

$865
per month
Films For Action hosts the largest collection of free films related to social change online. Started by a few friends in 2006, we're a home-grown media project dedicated to empowering citizens with the information and perspectives essential to creating a more loving, just, sustainable, and democratic society.

12 years in the making, this project has inspired and informed millions of people, and we hope to reach millions more.

For many years, we relied on ads so that a very small team could dedicate themselves to the project, but that's no longer the case and our financial sustainability is currently at risk. 

If you believe in Films For Action and why our site exists, we hope you'll pledge to support us with a few dollars a month on Patreon.

You can choose to pledge as little as $1 a month, and you can opt-out at any time. $5/mo+ supporters get access to 3 of our favorite Pay-Per-View films - Within ReachThe Economics of Happiness, and Ancient Futures - and we plan on adding new films to this support tier over time.

Our goal is to reach $1,000/mo by the end of 2018. This will cover basic living expenses (food, bills etc) for our co-founder and director Tim Hjersted. $1000 still isn't too much to live on, that's why we're shooting for $2,500/mo by Spring 2019 (which will offer a much more sustainable livelihood and will ensure Films For Action continues to grow for years to come).

After 5 years relying on ads, we can't wait to be able to say we're a 100% community-funded project, and we hope you'll be one of the people making that happen!

If you're not able to become a patron today, that's ok. We understand how it goes! But if you still want to help, you can:

- Share our links with friends, teachers, and your local city representatives.
- Add videos or articles to the site.
- Spread the word about the website as a go-to destination for watching informative and stimulating films made to inspire action for a better world.

For those that can support us with a few dollars each month, it will really make a difference!

If you'd prefer to donate via Paypal or by check, please visit our donate page.

For all your support, thank you!

Tim Hjersted
Project Director & Co-Founder
Lawrence, Kansas



Praise for FFA

"I have shared your website and films with many colleagues and college teacher organizations. You are to be commended for your dedication to so many causes and initiatives. You are a national resource for all of the right reasons." - Ned Eckhardt

"Never doubt the impact of a film or documentary, and by extension the work FFA does. A top site of all time in my opinion. A sincere thank you. If more people watched the films here we'd live in a different world." - Nich Roberts

"Films for Action is outstanding! Thanks so much for creating this incredible tool!" - Elisa Beck

"Films for Action has made me more informed and more effective in my activism. I don't think I could live without it." - Terry Knepp

"I have been following FFA for a while now and it has been the single best source for mind-expanding information I can find. I often am working when I browse, so being able to listen (and occasionally watch) a film is an excellent way for me to keep expanding during my busy day. I am fairly entrenched in the new story (while still keeping one foot (and one eye) in the old corporate story) and I find that your content is always either topical or on the cutting edge of the various movements going on out there. It helps me keep in touch with what I know and learn about those causes and struggles of which I am yet not aware. I just made a small donation. Sorry it is not more. Keep up the good work." - Chris Dietrich

"Hey I really appreciate your site! I put my new climate change documentary up yesterday and I am getting tons of views suddenly ("tons" by my standards at least). It's a wonderful website and it means so much for progressive filmmakers to have a way to present their work to the right audience. So thank you! And I'll make a little contribution too. Peace and solidarity." - Jake Freydont-Attie

"I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the content you provide, the access to reliable media sources that truly tell the real story, and for continuing to remind me and others that it is us who have the power to change the world for the better. Just a few minutes of looking at people's comments drives me too easily to anger and/or a stiff drink, and yet your replies are always informed, professional and inspiring. You guys have the patience of saints... just without all the dogma and martyrdom bullshit. So thank you! You are important. Keep it up. xx" - Ray Gunn Matthews

"I've been a follower of your website and its various contents for about a year now, and want to tell you that the knowledge I've gained and continue to gain from this is immense. It's amazing to see that there are already solutions for so many of our current problems, and so many inspiring people working towards a better world." - Sascha Boden, Germany

"Love you and your posts. You are the real revolutionaries." - Doruk Doğrular



UPDATE - AUGUST 2018

We've gone 100% ad-free on the site! After relying on ads for 5 years to pay our staff and cover expenses, this is a rather huge and exciting change for us. We were originally going to remove ads when our Patreon campaign hit one of our bigger milestones, but during our latest website redesign, we decided we didn't want to wait. Time to just go for it!

This change wouldn't have been possible without the support of our Patreon backers, who gave us the confidence to make the leap! So thank you - everyone who has donated so far!

That said, we still have a ways to go before Films For Action is fully sustainable, and we're currently fundraising to meet our "essential lifeline" goal of $1000/mo by the end of 2018. We hope you can help us get there!

Oh, and if you haven't already, check out the new homepage redesign: www.filmsforaction.org
Tiers
Traveler
$1 or more per month 60 patrons
The satisfaction of knowing Films For Action is reaching millions of people who are just beginning this journey of discovery. Travelers see the power in each of us pitching in a tiny amount to create a huge difference.


+ Ad-free experience for everyone! 

Explorer
$2 or more per month 26 patrons
The satisfaction of knowing millions of people are exploring world-changing knowledge thanks to you.

+ Ad-free experience for everyone! 
Pioneer
$3 or more per month 33 patrons
The satisfaction of knowing millions of people are being inspired to become pioneers of a new paradigm, thanks to you.

+ Ad-free experience for everyone! 
Visionary
$5 or more per month 80 patrons
Free streaming access to WITHIN REACH, THE ECONOMICS OF HAPPINESS, and ANCIENT FUTURES, 3 amazing films from our Pay-Per-View library (with thanks to the filmmakers!) 


+ the satisfaction of knowing millions of people are learning about visionary solutions to the world's problems because of you.

Vanguard
$10 or more per month 24 patrons
Stream or download WITHIN REACH, THE ECONOMICS OF HAPPINESS, and ANCIENT FUTURES, 3 amazing films from our Pay-Per-View library (with thanks to the filmmakers!)

+ the satisfaction of knowing Films For Action is helping to create a new generation of change-makers, on the vanguard of new ways of being, new strategies for change, and new systems of living that can replace the old.
Wisdom Keeper
$20 or more per month 4 patrons
Film rewards from Vanguard tier

+ the satisfaction of knowing Films For Action is spreading not just knowledge, but wisdom - a wisdom that embraces the best of both new and ancient ways of living, a wisdom that can allow us to live in harmony, joy and celebration with all life and future generations.
Sage
$50 or more per month 2 patrons
Film rewards from Vanguard tier 

+ You are amazing!
Sponsor
$500 or more per month 0 of 9 patrons
You will be listed on our homepage, about page and at the bottom of all content pages as an official sponsor of Films For Action. We will tag and mention your page occasionally when we post content on Facebook. Contact us to discuss additional ideas.
Goals
$865 of $1,000 per month
GOAL #1: $1000/mo by the end of 2018, will provide an essential lifeline to keep the project going the next few months, on our way to true finacial sustainability (see Goal #2). 
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Films For Action hosts the largest collection of free films related to social change online. Started by a few friends in 2006, we're a home-grown media project dedicated to empowering citizens with the information and perspectives essential to creating a more loving, just, sustainable, and democratic society.

12 years in the making, this project has inspired and informed millions of people, and we hope to reach millions more.

For many years, we relied on ads so that a very small team could dedicate themselves to the project, but that's no longer the case and our financial sustainability is currently at risk. 

If you believe in Films For Action and why our site exists, we hope you'll pledge to support us with a few dollars a month on Patreon.

You can choose to pledge as little as $1 a month, and you can opt-out at any time. $5/mo+ supporters get access to 3 of our favorite Pay-Per-View films - Within ReachThe Economics of Happiness, and Ancient Futures - and we plan on adding new films to this support tier over time.

Our goal is to reach $1,000/mo by the end of 2018. This will cover basic living expenses (food, bills etc) for our co-founder and director Tim Hjersted. $1000 still isn't too much to live on, that's why we're shooting for $2,500/mo by Spring 2019 (which will offer a much more sustainable livelihood and will ensure Films For Action continues to grow for years to come).

After 5 years relying on ads, we can't wait to be able to say we're a 100% community-funded project, and we hope you'll be one of the people making that happen!

If you're not able to become a patron today, that's ok. We understand how it goes! But if you still want to help, you can:

- Share our links with friends, teachers, and your local city representatives.
- Add videos or articles to the site.
- Spread the word about the website as a go-to destination for watching informative and stimulating films made to inspire action for a better world.

For those that can support us with a few dollars each month, it will really make a difference!

If you'd prefer to donate via Paypal or by check, please visit our donate page.

For all your support, thank you!

Tim Hjersted
Project Director & Co-Founder
Lawrence, Kansas



Praise for FFA

"I have shared your website and films with many colleagues and college teacher organizations. You are to be commended for your dedication to so many causes and initiatives. You are a national resource for all of the right reasons." - Ned Eckhardt

"Never doubt the impact of a film or documentary, and by extension the work FFA does. A top site of all time in my opinion. A sincere thank you. If more people watched the films here we'd live in a different world." - Nich Roberts

"Films for Action is outstanding! Thanks so much for creating this incredible tool!" - Elisa Beck

"Films for Action has made me more informed and more effective in my activism. I don't think I could live without it." - Terry Knepp

"I have been following FFA for a while now and it has been the single best source for mind-expanding information I can find. I often am working when I browse, so being able to listen (and occasionally watch) a film is an excellent way for me to keep expanding during my busy day. I am fairly entrenched in the new story (while still keeping one foot (and one eye) in the old corporate story) and I find that your content is always either topical or on the cutting edge of the various movements going on out there. It helps me keep in touch with what I know and learn about those causes and struggles of which I am yet not aware. I just made a small donation. Sorry it is not more. Keep up the good work." - Chris Dietrich

"Hey I really appreciate your site! I put my new climate change documentary up yesterday and I am getting tons of views suddenly ("tons" by my standards at least). It's a wonderful website and it means so much for progressive filmmakers to have a way to present their work to the right audience. So thank you! And I'll make a little contribution too. Peace and solidarity." - Jake Freydont-Attie

"I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the content you provide, the access to reliable media sources that truly tell the real story, and for continuing to remind me and others that it is us who have the power to change the world for the better. Just a few minutes of looking at people's comments drives me too easily to anger and/or a stiff drink, and yet your replies are always informed, professional and inspiring. You guys have the patience of saints... just without all the dogma and martyrdom bullshit. So thank you! You are important. Keep it up. xx" - Ray Gunn Matthews

"I've been a follower of your website and its various contents for about a year now, and want to tell you that the knowledge I've gained and continue to gain from this is immense. It's amazing to see that there are already solutions for so many of our current problems, and so many inspiring people working towards a better world." - Sascha Boden, Germany

"Love you and your posts. You are the real revolutionaries." - Doruk Doğrular



UPDATE - AUGUST 2018

We've gone 100% ad-free on the site! After relying on ads for 5 years to pay our staff and cover expenses, this is a rather huge and exciting change for us. We were originally going to remove ads when our Patreon campaign hit one of our bigger milestones, but during our latest website redesign, we decided we didn't want to wait. Time to just go for it!

This change wouldn't have been possible without the support of our Patreon backers, who gave us the confidence to make the leap! So thank you - everyone who has donated so far!

That said, we still have a ways to go before Films For Action is fully sustainable, and we're currently fundraising to meet our "essential lifeline" goal of $1000/mo by the end of 2018. We hope you can help us get there!

Oh, and if you haven't already, check out the new homepage redesign: www.filmsforaction.org

Recent posts by Films For Action

Tiers
Traveler
$1 or more per month 60 patrons
The satisfaction of knowing Films For Action is reaching millions of people who are just beginning this journey of discovery. Travelers see the power in each of us pitching in a tiny amount to create a huge difference.


+ Ad-free experience for everyone! 

Explorer
$2 or more per month 26 patrons
The satisfaction of knowing millions of people are exploring world-changing knowledge thanks to you.

+ Ad-free experience for everyone! 
Pioneer
$3 or more per month 33 patrons
The satisfaction of knowing millions of people are being inspired to become pioneers of a new paradigm, thanks to you.

+ Ad-free experience for everyone! 
Visionary
$5 or more per month 80 patrons
Free streaming access to WITHIN REACH, THE ECONOMICS OF HAPPINESS, and ANCIENT FUTURES, 3 amazing films from our Pay-Per-View library (with thanks to the filmmakers!) 


+ the satisfaction of knowing millions of people are learning about visionary solutions to the world's problems because of you.

Vanguard
$10 or more per month 24 patrons
Stream or download WITHIN REACH, THE ECONOMICS OF HAPPINESS, and ANCIENT FUTURES, 3 amazing films from our Pay-Per-View library (with thanks to the filmmakers!)

+ the satisfaction of knowing Films For Action is helping to create a new generation of change-makers, on the vanguard of new ways of being, new strategies for change, and new systems of living that can replace the old.
Wisdom Keeper
$20 or more per month 4 patrons
Film rewards from Vanguard tier

+ the satisfaction of knowing Films For Action is spreading not just knowledge, but wisdom - a wisdom that embraces the best of both new and ancient ways of living, a wisdom that can allow us to live in harmony, joy and celebration with all life and future generations.
Sage
$50 or more per month 2 patrons
Film rewards from Vanguard tier 

+ You are amazing!
Sponsor
$500 or more per month 0 of 9 patrons
You will be listed on our homepage, about page and at the bottom of all content pages as an official sponsor of Films For Action. We will tag and mention your page occasionally when we post content on Facebook. Contact us to discuss additional ideas.