The Power of Visual Storytelling

Documentaries empower education and learning by promoting multicultural understanding and inspiring positive change.
They challenge audiences to engage with today’s most pressing social issues in a deeper and more meaningful way.

What  We Do

Film Platform is a streaming service that offers schools and organizations educational licenses, giving them access to today’s most thought-provoking and impactful documentaries. With educational licenses, you'll have the power to share documentary films with your students, faculty, members, or employees, providing them with unparalleled opportunities to learn and grow. 

Since our founding in 2014, we have advocated for the use of documentary films in education and knowledge-sharing spaces. Today, over 1,000 schools, universities, nonprofits, libraries, companies, and organizations across the globe have access to our collection and are utilizing documentaries as part of classwork, home assignments, research, professional development, DEI training, and more!
Join our community and unlock the limitless potential of education through the magic of visual storytelling!

Working With Filmmakers and Impact Teams

We partner with organizations to assist with advocacy-based initiatives around the social issues investigated in our documentaries.
By facilitating nationwide virtual screenings with a data-driven approach, we are able to help filmmakers reach wider audiences, and build profound interest around a films’ subject matter. Check out a few of the impact campaigns below:

America to Me:"Real talk campaign"

After three years of offering free streaming access to America to Me, a groundbreaking series about equity and inclusion in high schools, we have helped reach thousands of educators nationwide, crossing over one million viewing minutes. 

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Ernie and Joe: Crises Cope - Free access 

Now, in its second year, this impact campaign offers free streaming access to Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops to all US law enforcement agencies, which continues to change how police respond to mental health calls. The film has now been exposed to over 45,000 law enforcement officers around the United States.

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Storm Lake New Literacy Project

In partnership with the News Literacy Project, we helped provide free access to the organization’s network of 50,000 educators to a film-centric course demonstrating the survival of equitable and sustainable communities and a functioning democracy.

More about the campaign

Integrating Film with Academia 

Bringing together keynote speakers from both academia and film, we help facilitate hard-hitting discussions around the documentaries we represent, hosting compelling, relatable panels to drive focus on today’s most pressing social issues.

Watch Sundance Film Festival Director Tabitha Jackson, Nobel Prize Winner Jennifer Doudna, Founder of Partners In Health Paul Farmer, and Emmy-Award Winner Matthew Heineman discuss crucial films from some of our recent events:

Bending the Arc:

Picture a Scientist


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