About FiReFilms

Created in 2012, after four years of screening an annual selected documentary to FiRe’s world-changing audiences, FiReFilms is led by a Steering Committee comprising specially invited technology, film, and investment experts. These experts select potentially world-improving documentary films to introduce to the SNS/FiRe global community of C-level executives in technology, finance, and world press, helping filmmakers achieve their goals “from completion to distribution to solution.”


FiReFilms Mission Statement:

The mission of SNS FiReFilms is to identify, support, and promote potentially world-changing documentary films in which technology improves the human condition.

FiReFilms creates awareness of these films, from creation through distribution to education, and promotes them to the SNS / FiRe global corporate community of C-level executives in technology and finance, as well as to world press, select partner film festivals, and members of the global, subscription-based FiReFilms Team.

“Featured” and “adopted” FiRe films, chosen for addressing what we see as the very important strategic issues in our time, at the intersection of technology and social change, are screened each year at FiRe.


The FiReFilms Team

The FiReFilms Team, formed in 2013, unites SNS members who believe that documentary films are a powerful tool for world and social improvement, and who wish to be informed of and share unique benefits made possible by their relationship with SNS – including important inputs and personal, early access to cutting-edge people and events in documentary film.

Everyone who would like to make a difference, including direct contact with today’s most intriguing documentary filmmakers, and opportunities for special access to film-related events, will want to be members of the FiReFilms Team.
Join for just $100.


FiReFilms Steering Committee:

James Balog, Director, Extreme Ice Survey; and Photographer, “Chasing Ice” (FiRe 2012 Featured Film)

Thomas Burns, Co-Founder, Carmel Int’l Art & Film Festival

Erin Clark, Co-Founder, Carmel Int’l Art & Film Festival

Lew Douglas, Co-Founder, Urth Organic

Geralyn Dreyfous, Co-Founder/Director-at-Large, Impact Partners; and Founder, Utah Film Center

Kamran Elahian, Chair, Global Catalyst Partners and Global Catalyst Foundation

Gali Hagel, President, Between the Lines

David Engle, Superintendent of Schools-Port Townsend School District, WA.

Jay Leon, CEO, CSG Channels

Dan Lynch, Chair, Lynch Enterprises

Greg Ness, VP Marketing, CloudVelocity

Heather Rangel, Partner, Deloitte

Bill Soward, COO, Lecorpio

Kevin Surace, CEO, Appvance

Tania Weidick, VP, Events Marketing, Oracle

Jacki Zehner, CEO, Women Moving Millions


Filmmaker Circle:

Louie Psihoyos, Director, “The Cove”; and Executive Director, Oceanic Preservation Society

Michael Rossato-Bennett, Director, Alive Inside

Louie Schwartzberg, Filmmaker and Founder, Moving Art


FiReFilms Staff:

Evan Anderson, Director of Marketing and Research, Strategic News Service

Mark Anderson, Chair, FiRe; and CEO, Strategic News Service (SNS)

Sharon Anderson Morris, Managing Director, FiReFilms; and Programs Director, FiRe Events and SNS

Sally Anderson, Editor-in-Chief and Production Manager, FiReFilms, FiRe Events, and SNS

Mary Elders, Executive Assistant to the FiReFilms Managing Director

Gali Hagel, Director, FiReFilms Screening Clubs