Screenings + Events

Screenings + Events

Pre-Conference Events

Friday, June 3, 2016


The Oakland Fence Project

Every photo is a story. Every story has a dream.

The pictures you see in this exhibit were all made by photographers who live in Oakland. They were made with and about the people in our neighborhoods who inspire us. This is the Oakland we know and love.

Time: 6:30-10:00PM
Place: Omi Gallery at Impact Hub Oakland
2323 Broadway, Oakland 94612

Tuesday, June 7, 2016



at the John Irvine Conference Center at East Bay Community Foundation

led by Wendy Levy and Mary Tahui An
mentors are Nicole Newnham, Paco de Onis, Pamela Yates, and Leah Mahan

A HatchLab is a new kind of global storytelling workshop. Designed to build creative strategy muscles for nonprofit organizations, HatchLabs facilitate collaborations between filmmakers, movement leaders, scientists/technologists and communities, and offer new tools and opportunities for the voices of those most marginalized to be a central part of creative and social transformation. HatchLab participants join a team of story mentors and science/tech advisors to explore inclusive and responsive storytelling models, create deeper connections between science and community, and activate new narratives across boundaries that can facilitate environmental justice for all.

After a HatchLab, the collaborative projects that emerge from the workshop will be eligible for funding and mentorship throughout the year. We feel the urgency to move beyond tired Hollywood tropes and apocalyptic messages to support international artist residencies, co-created films and videos, new data-inspired storytelling and interactive projects that honor and amplify the voices, wisdom and experience of those most vulnerable to climate change.

Three HatchLabs in 2016 focus on environmental justice storytelling:

  • March 21/22 at the Carnegie Institution for Science, in collaboration Environmental Film Festival at our Nation’s Capital
  • April 10 at the Skoll World Forum in Oxford — in collaboration with Sundance Institute’s Stories of Change Program
  • June 7 at the NAMAC Conference, ALLIANCE 2016, in Oakland, CA

To join a future HatchLab, please request an invitation through HatchLab Producer Mary T. An,

Pending funding, we will produce HatchLabs across a range of issue areas, and support the exhibition of projects globally. Talk to us about the stories you want to tell.

Conference Events

Thursday, June 9, 2016



an evening of film, music and live performance by Bay Area (mostly OAKLAND!) artists
co-sponsored by POV/American Documentary

Featuring the All-Nations Singers, Amikaeyla, Mix’d Ingrdnts and special guests!

Time: 7PM
Place: 2323 Broadway, Oakland, CA
Cost: Free with Conference Registration / $25.00 without Conference Registration

Friday, June 10, 2016


We get our Oakland groove on at Friday Night @ OMCA with Off the Grid food trucks, music, and more! It’s a community-friendly take on a festive night market, with the best in Bay Area curbside cuisine from gourmet food trucks, local beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages at the Blue Oak beer garden, live music, and dance lessons. Get creative at family-friendly drop-in workshops, learn from local foodies in the Makers & Tasters Series, and enjoy special guest performers and & DJs.

Time: 6PM (we’ll walk or ride) over together after the Closing Keynote

Place: OMCA 10th Street Entrance, 50 10th St, Oakland (about 8 blocks from the Convention Center – at 10th and Oak Street)

Saturday, June 11, 2016

screenings & event options coming soon!