The 2021 Media Done Responsibly Virtual Film Festival is March 3-10, with the MDR Awards on March 11.
Join us in supporting BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, disabled, and immigrant filmmakers by amplifying their work and connecting them to industry support.
MDR is standing in the gap. Connecting diverse storytellers and industry professionals.
Audience members are craving and demanding equitable representation in film in an industry that has been historically white and male. The Media Done Responsibly Virtual Film Festival ("Festival") is a program of the nonprofit, Media Done Responsibly (MDR).
The Festival's goal is to disrupt the single story that feeds institutional racism. It grants agency to people to tell their own stories and in so doing, to reflect their fully-embodied humanity. The MDR Film Festival amplifies counterstories that center the humanity of BIPOC and traditionally marginalized communities. It centers stories of people with intersecting oppressions and shines light on their joy, their complexities, their cultures, their customs, and their contributions to our society and world.
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We seek to connect media industry executives to diverse storytellers and inclusive stories. And we seek to give these storytellers a platform that grants equitable access to distribution.
Your support builds pathways for diverse writers, directors, talent, and independent producers to amplify narratives with authentically inclusive representation. It expands opportunities for networking and education that foster key relationships and increase experience.