Docademia is an impact-driven startup, which uses independent documentaries to bring social justice discussions to life in classrooms.
We offer a video-on-demand film catalog and Live Q&A service with the filmmakers/activists to connect independent documentarians from around the world with faculty and students. We help educators teach their students through authentic human connections and experiences, and partner with filmmakers to find new audiences for their creative work.
Join us to hear world-changing stories and to help inspire the next generation of students as they become leaders of social justice movements!
"Very thoughtful documentaries"
"I am going to use this service again."
Syamak Moattari, M.D, Dr.P.H,
Health Sciences Department Chair,
Worcester State University
"A valuable tool for students from freshman to doctoral level to gain a more comprehensive and authentic understanding of the stories of the people about which we hear and read."
Judith Jackson May, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Educational Administration
and Leadership Studies, Bowling Green State University
"A great platform to explore key development issues"
"A unique opportunity for participants to explore these issues first hand and discuss important contextual issues surrounding the film"
Rosemary Morgan, Assistant Scientist Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
"Thoroughly enjoyed the experience"
"Great potential for expanding pedagogy in an engaging format"
Wendy Grube, PhD, CRNP,
FAAN Practice Associate Professor Interim Director,
Center for Global Women’s Health Director,
Women’s Health Gender-Related Nurse Practitioner Program
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Congratulation to the TEN finalists of Docademia’s 2nd Contest! After a thorough review of more than one thousand documentary film submissions to our 2nd contest, we’re happy to announce the top 10 documentaries as the finalists of the 2nd Contest. We asked our team of reviewers to consider each film in four categories: film aesthetics, content, topic, […]
Please join us for a Docademia Webinar session to watch a short documentary on mental health called, Breaking the Silence. You’ll have an opportunity to speak Live with the filmmakers. We’re honored to announce that the event is generously supported by McGill University’s Human Development and Well-Being Center What: A documentary on mental health and […]
Awards: Filmmakers will have a chance to compete for $700, $300, $150 prizes, as well as the opportunity to license their film through Docademia. Runners up will also be given distribution deals and have opportunities to collect royalties when their film is purchased by teachers and institutions of higher learning. Rules: • Submissions must […]
August 9th, 2018 from 5:30 to 7:30 pmAuditorium @ 1871 222 West Merchandise Mart PlazaChicago, IL 60654 Join us for an evening of film screenings, discussion, and dialogue with directors, filmmakers, and educators from around the world. This year’s award ceremony will present the best movies of the 2017 contest on Challenges for Women in […]
Docademia is now available to School of Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) community via the Flaxman Library! We’re listed as a new resource on their A-Z database. We can’t wait to work with the SAIC faculty members and students in Spring 2018 and provide an open mic to marginalized communities from all corners of the world […]
We are excited to share that our 2nd global film contest that started in Spring 2017 was completed with 1018 short documentaries from more than 100 countries around the world. The theme for the contest is focused on Challenges for Women in Public Spaces: Storytelling through Short Documentaries. We’re thrilled to announce that we […]
On March Seventeen,Two Thousand and Seventeen Docademia will hold its First award ceremony We have selected our Early Childhood film competition winners and we couldn’t be more excited to share with you! As this was our first contest, we weren’t quite sure what to expect, but with 529 submissions from 88 countries, we couldn’t have […]
Are you also looking for a great cause to support in this holiday season? Join us on January 5th at 9:00 pm Eastern time.
Docademia @ BGSU We are pleased to announce the success of a recent Docademia film screening, faculty/community workshop, and internship information session held at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, from September 27th to the 28th . The event was open to the public. Students, BGSU faculty, local area educators, and community activists were all in […]