We work to address frontline social and environmental issues through relatable stories, impact films, and campaigns that lead to positive change. We get involved where there’s a pressing need for awareness and hope—where public engagement and the right timing can make all the difference.
More powerful than rhetoric, politics as usual, or lobbying, we believe in the emotional power of stories to inspire people to engage. We approach each project as an opportunity to learn and listen: looking for storylines and supporting storytellers that will help change the game.
We produce and shoot our own films with a growing stable of directors and producers. We are expanding our community by offering generous grants and fiscal sponsorship support to impact filmmakers everywhere who share our sentiment that we need more hope.
Founded in 2005 by Robert Redford and his children, The Redford Center is led by filmmaker and board chair Jamie Redford. Under Jamie’s leadership, The Redford Center harnesses the power of film, video, and new media to increase public engagement on social and pressing environmental issues.
Throughout our process, we collaborate with artists, activists, issue experts, policymakers, business leaders, and philanthropists. We invite issue outliers into the conversation and make sure they understand they are part of the solution.
We support movements and community leaders working on the frontlines, so that awareness can truely be the spark that moves people to act. Our goal: to empower people to take part in doing something greater than us all.
We make stories that move.