Policy In Focus

Policy Reform & Social Change

Targeting Issus With Real Solutions

Connecting Filmmakers with Decision Makers

Documentary film has the ability to inspire, challenge, educate and mobilize audiences. Through Policy in Focus, we connect a deep understanding of Washington, DC with filmmakers and their teams to maximize a film’s impact through direct engagement with policymakers, advocates, journalists and academics. Using a variety of tools — consultation, creating and managing working groups, in-person meetings, screenings and discussions — Policy in Focus leverages the wealth of resources in Washington, DC to amplify existing impact strategies and redefine what is possible.


Policy in Focus Mission & Vision

Policy in Focus brings specific value to filmmakers and their teams by creating and amplifying Impact Campaigns.  Our process begins with a deep dive into your project. We view your film, meet with your team and get a sense of your existing strategies and broader ambition. If our services align with your goals, we hit the ground running, moving from ideation and consultation to strategic mapping and implementation. We set meetings on the Hill, manage screenings with key stakeholders, reach out to journalists, and work in partnership with your impact, outreach, publicity, and distribution teams.

How We Work

Policy in Focus brings two specific areas of expertise to the table. As a project of BTBV, Policy in Focus has a deep knowledge of how to navigate Washington, including targeted and engaging with relevant policymakers, building partnerships with allied organizations (including agencies, advocacy groups and educational institutions) and developing and executing a wide range of events to activate audiences and raise awareness of a film. In most cases, working with Policy in Focus leads to three connected areas of success:

  1. Engaging with top policymakers, advocates and researchers to create awareness of a film;
  2. Inspiring advocates and other connectors to raise awareness of the film through festival appearances; local screenings; promotion via membership and other networks;
  3. Creating platforms for filmmakers and film subjects to receive the catharsis connected to knowing their story has been shared at the highest levels of government and advocacy.


We are so appreciative of your passion, creativity and commitment to storytelling and your craft. To learn more about how Policy in Focus can support you, visit our website at PolicyInFocus.net.