We breathe life into public policy, translating facts and figures into powerful stories about the impact on real people's lives. 



POLICY MOVES is a program of GroundSpark, the national non-profit documentary filmmaking, education, and advocacy organization. Igniting change through film, we accelerate the best progressive public policy efforts at federal, state, and local levels. 

We partner with public interest organizations, government agencies and private funders who are spearheading innovative policy initiatives. We take your best laid plans and help turn them into action, by crafting high quality digital media tools that speak to your targeted audiences. 

We help showcase the best new solutions to address income inequality, climate change, and social injustice. We bring strong analytic,  documentary story telling, and strategic communications skills to translate what often can seem like dry, policy facts and figures into compelling visual stories about the impact on real people's lives.

“Having this film as a tool is helping us galvanize a national movement because it enables us to tell a concrete story about children’s savings accounts in way that is stimulating similar efforts in cities and states across the nation and even around the world. I can’t thank you enough.”
— Bob Friedman, Founder and Board Chair, CFED


When you work with POLICY MOVES, you not only secure the talents of some of the best documentary filmmakers working today, you gain partners with a wealth of experience in using targeted films to catalyze significant policy change. 

GroundSpark is a pioneer in this field. Our Respect For All Project has had profound success in combining filmmaking, education and advocacy strategies to change the national discourse on family diversity, homophobia and bullying issues in education.

Working with a wide range of national, state and local partners in education, youth development, health and mental health, school climate, gender and sexuality, and violence prevention, our film-based campaigns have changed school culture dramatically. 

“GroundSpark’s It’s Elementary—Talking About Gay Issues in School is the most important film dealing with LGBT issues and safe schools ever made. It took a topic that was mystifying to many people and made it real, inspiring an entire generation of educators to see how they could make a difference…. No other film has had a bigger impact on LGBT issues in the schools.”
— Kevin Jennings, Former Assistant Deputy Secretary for the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools at the U.S. Department of Education, Founder, Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network