August 29, 2018

Fundraising Is Simple

For most people, the biggest obstacle to international travel is the cost. It can be daunting, but you should know that many, many past students successfully fund-raised all the money they needed to participate in our documentary outreach programs. It […]
August 29, 2018

Leveraging Narrative Structure in Documentary Films

The stories in our lives – ones that we hear and ones that see, and the unique stories we create through our personal journeys – these are the means by which we connect to, and navigate this world. The ability […]
April 16, 2018

Actuality Media Documentary Competiton: We have a winner!

It’s a tough gig judging our Actuality Media Documentary Competiton. Competition is fierce, and we love learning about inspiring changemakers doing awesome work in their local community. But there can be only one winner, and we’d like to congratulate our 2018 Scholarship […]
April 8, 2018

Study Abroad Programs: Considerations for Film & Media Students

For students looking to study abroad, there are myriad options these days. For media students in particular, there are considerations beyond just course credit or locations, such as how they’re building their portfolios, and whether or not they can get […]
February 20, 2018

An Actuality Media Documentary Outreach Helped Kickstart my Career

You’ve probably heard that international service learning opportunities (like our Documentary Outreach) score you big brownie points with prospective employers. It’s also backed up by studies, which show employers seriously value the hands-on, real-world skills and international networks you gain […]
January 29, 2018
Documentary Outreach with Actuality Media

How to make the most out of your Documentary Outreach

Are you joining us for a Documentary Outreach in Cambodia, India or Guatemala this summer? Read on for 7 tips and tricks on how to have the most rewarding 5 weeks of your life. 1. Do your homework Research your […]
May 6, 2017

International study experiences – 5 ways it will change your life!

Curious about studying abroad? Read on for 5 ways an international study experience (like our Documentary Outreaches) will change your life and kick start your career. 1. Hello, world! Sick of the same old scenery? Daily grind getting you down? Longing […]
April 16, 2017

Actuality Media Documentary Competition winner announcement

It’s been a tough gig judging our Changemaker in Your Documentary Competition. Competition was fierce. There were dozens of fantastic submissions. We agonised for hours over mini-docs produced from many corners of the world. But Burgers: The Living Room, by The Netherlands’ Teun Brock, […]
March 28, 2017

Greetings from Guatemala!

Wow, what a week in Guatemala! While our month-long Documentary Outreaches are very hands on, our one week projects are the most intense programs we do. It was the first of its kind, and we were lucky enough to welcome […]
March 5, 2017
Enter our documentary contest!

So You Want to Film a Short Documentary?

Want to enter our Changemaker in Your Community Competition, but need a little expert guidance? Actuality Media co-founder Aubrie Canfield reveals her top tips for producing a short documentary.   1- Choose your changemaker wisely Try to choose a local changemaker you’re already […]