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
Louie Psihoyos, Director, “The Cove”; and Executive Director, Oceanic Preservation Society
Michael Rossato-Bennett, Director, Alive Inside
Louie Schwartzberg, Filmmaker and Founder, Moving Art
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