The news of artist, environmental activist, documentary film producer and philanthropist Susan Swartz.

Films Supported by Susan Reach Wider Audiences

Two films supported by Susan and Jim Swartz and the Impact Partners film fund have leapt beyond the festival circuit and into public audience this season:


Miss Representation, which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, had its broadcast debut in October on OWN: the Oprah Winfrey Network. Directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film explores how the media’s misrepresentations of women have led to the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence. To learn more about the film’s concurrent education and engagement efforts, visit


Connected: An Autoblogography about Love, Death & Technology also premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and had began its global theatrical run in September. Directed by veteran documentary-maker and social media icon, Tiffany Shlain, Connected is an exhilarating rollercoaster ride that explores what it means to be connected in the 21st century. For more information, visit

On December 1, both Shlain and Newsom are speaking at the TEDxWomen conference, a bicoastal conversation broadcast across the planet about how women and girls are re-shaping the future. Watch live or join the conversation at

Susan Swartz and Impact Partners With Three Films at Sundance 2011

As an environmental and humanitarian activist, Susan knows that documentary film can be one of the most powerful mediums for shedding light on pressing social issues. That’s why Susan and her husband, Jim, are founding members of Impact Partners, a unique organization that brings together filmmakers and investors. In recent years, Impact Partners has helped fund important and award-winning films like The CoveAn Inconvenient TruthThe Garden and Freeheld.

And this year, Susan is proud to announce that three Impact Partner films will be premiering next month at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Held in and around Park City, Utah on January 20-30, Sundance is considered the preeminent independent film festival in the nation, if not the world.

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