2014 Events


IMPACT 2014 In Review

Screenings, book launches, performances and more!

While the Impact Film Festival occurs every four years, we have continued to present films, books, talks, performances and our annual party with Funny or Die, for supporters and artists as part of the White House Correspondent’s Association Weekend. Events range from screening of Jose Vargas’ critically acclaimed immigration film Documented, to this week’s screening of India’s Daughter in association with the MPAA and CAA.  Check out a few of our recent events as highlighted in Bloomberg News, US News, The Hill, and Capitol File in our news section.

2013 Events

Monday, Jaunary 21, 2013

Inauguration reception at OYA to honor campaign surrogates

IAFF partnered with Perennial Sports & Entertainment to host a reception and buffet dinner at OYA to honor campaign surrogates. The party celebrating President Obama's second term brought in guests including Kate Walsh, Sophia Bush, Ian Somerhalder, Aisha Tyler, Senator Al Franken, and MC Hammer.

2012 Events

Thursday, September 27, 2013

Special screening of ME @ THE ZOO, a film by Chris Moukarbel and Valerie Veatch

IAFF partnered with ME @ THE ZOO Co-Producer James Alefantis, Filmmaker Chris Moukarbel, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden & HBO Documentary films for a special screening of ME @ THE ZOO at the Ring Auditorium at The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Q&A with Chris Croker and Chris Moukarbel followed the film.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Private Reception with Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan

IAFF partnered with The Documentary Group and the social action campaign 10x10 to host Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan at the home of Heather & Tony Podesta. These groups along with Queen Rania believe the power of storytelling and the leverage of strategic partnerships to deliver a single message: educating girls in developing nations will change the world. Queen Rania’s will be involved in providing guidance to 10x10 and promoting the message at the heart of the campaign.

2011 Events

Monday, March 21, 2011

Salon Dinner with Mira Sorvino

IAFF hosted a private dinner at RIS with actress and activist Mira Sorvino. Her long time involvement as a UN Goodwill Ambassador as well as her work on the documentary PLAYGROUND, about the sex trafficking of minors brought her to Capitol Hill for hearings. IAFF screened the documentary at its IMPACT Film Festival in 2009.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Salon Dinner with Ian Somerhalder

IAFF hosted a private dinner with Actor and Activist Ian Somerhalder at Blue Duck Tavern. Born and raised in a small Louisiana town along the Gulf Coast, Ian stepped forward in the wake of the BP oil disaster to fight for the rights of the people and wildlife affected by the spill. Best known as his work in “Lost” and “The Vampire Diaries” Ian’s newly created foundation aims to empower, education and collaborate with people and projects to positively impact the planet and its creatures.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Third Annual IMPACT First Amendment Party in Washington, DC

IMPACT ARTS + Film Fund partnered with National Journal, The Atlantic, and Funny or Die, to host a VIP late night party to kick of the 2011 White House Correspondents' weekend.

2010 Events

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

West End Cinema Launch

Impact Arts + Film Fund hosted the Grand Opening of the West End Cinema on Thursday, October 28th, 2010.

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Second Annual IMPACT First Amendment Party in Washington, DC

IMPACT Arts + Film Fund and the Washington Post hosted its Second Annual...featuring Funny or Die.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

"Notes from the Cracked Ceiling: Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin, And What it Will Take For a Woman to Win." Book Launch

IMPACT Arts + Film Fund proudly hosted Washington Post..."...and What it Will Take for a Woman to Win."

2009 Events

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

"I Am Martin Eisenstadt: One Man’s (Wildly Inappropriate) Adventures with The Last Republicans." Book Launch

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

2009 IMPACT Film Festival Launch Reception

Jeffrey Wright joined the IMPACT Arts + Film Fund to help celebrate the 2009 IMPACT Film Festival Slate Announcement hosted by the Motion Picture Association of America.

Saturday, July 26th, 2009

"The Wilderness Warrior." Book Launch

IMPACT Arts + Film Fund presents a special evening honoring Dr. Douglas Brinkley and the official launch of his new book "The Wilderness Warrior."

Saturday, May 9, 2009

IMPACT First Amendment Party in Washington, DC

IMPACT Arts + Film Fund kicked off the 2009 White House Correspondents' Dinner weekend by hosting a VIP late night party celebrating "The First Amendment." Featuring partnerships with Funny or Die and Washington Life Magazine, the event celebrated artists who use their freedom of speech to make a difference. The evening, filled with Hollywood and Capitol Hill's power players, featured Funny or Die political satire videos and an overall celebration of art in politics.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Impact Pre-Ball VIP Dinner in Washington, DC

At this invitation only event, Sarah Silverman, Jeffrey Wright, Jessica Alba, Ben Affleck, and Hill Harper joined founders and guests of IMPACT Arts + Film Fund to honor its supporters and artists for their commitment to the Fund's mission, and celebrate the 2009 inauguration of President Barack Obama.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

"Artists Making an Impact" in Washington, DC

The Great Schlep and Funny or Die, along with Sarah Silverman, Jeffrey Wright, Gabrielle Union, Jessica Alba, Ron Howard, and others helped celebrate IMPACT Arts + Film Fund and the 2009 Inauguration, with performances by Nelly, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, and Ludacris.



About IMPACT Arts + Film Fund

The IMPACT ARTS + FILM FUND (IAFF) was created as a platform for artists and filmmakers to engage in the political and policy arena. IAFF is based in Washington, D.C., and was co-founded by Jody Arlington, Jamie Shor and Kimball Stroud, three veterans of the political and entertainment arenas. IAFF hosts screenings, panel discussions, promotional events, and book launches to educate and enlighten its audiences and creates a climate for meaningful social impact. IAFF launched at the 2008 Democratic & Republican National Conventions with the IMPACT Film Festival: "Where Film Crosses the Aisle".

IAFF's fiscal sponsor is New Venture Fund, a 501(c) 3 public charity. New Venture Fund was established in response to demand from leading philanthropists for efficient, cost-effective and time-saving intermediary services. NVF offers unobtrusive support and facilitation - focusing on enhancing our clients' ability to execute their visions.

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Share Our Strength

IMPACT Arts + Film Fund partnered with Share Our Strength at the 2012 Republican and Democratic national concentions for screenings of HUNGER HITS HOME narrated by Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges.  Bridges made appearances at both conventions in support of Share Our Strength, HUNGER HITS HOME, and the IMPACT Arts + Film Fund.

"At RNC film fest, Jeff Bridges supports hunger campaign" - Tampa Bay Times 

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To learn more about the IMPACT ARTS + FILM FUND, please contact Kimball Stroud or Mary-Morgan Limperis at
(202) 543-9700 or

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