The early bird, seen from our campaign room in Scotland.
Photo: Ben Kempas

The Power of Documentary

The Power of Documentary

At Film & Campaign, we believe in the power of documentary film. We create innovative outreach campaigns for your films, grounded in our own background in documentary filmmaking.

We're an international team based in Scotland — and we work with clients all over the world.

Interested? Here's how we can help your project:

    Film & Campaign organises specialist outreach campaigns for documentaries, creates partnerships and builds communities. We organise large-scale crowd-powered events to bring independent films to previously untapped audiences. We develop professional, content-driven websites, write promotional copy and know how to build a following on social media long before your film has even premiered. Every campaign is unique. Here are some examples.


    Promoting ANOTHER PARADISE at Sheffield Doc/Fest


    A Germany-wide, year-long, on-demand impact campaign


    Developing an outreach plan for ONCE AURORA

    Want to power up your documentary project so that it functions like a mass movement? NationBuilder software may be better-known as a political campaigning tool, but our founder and certified NationBuilder Architect, Ben Kempas, has years of expertise helping documentary producers, distributors and exhibitors utilise it to design, build and run your own community organising system. Learn more about our NationBuilder projects here.

    Auto Images

    Website for Auto Images, Malmö


    Website for Mittendrin e.V., Cologne

    Aconite Productions

    Website for Aconite Productions, Glasgow

    Prior to founding Film & Campaign, Ben Kempas worked in documentary production for two decades. Ben's own film projects are all connected by one theme – people’s desire to achieve change.


    Four women and the state of Scottish independence


    Campaign for the largest dam removal project ever


    Taking on East Germany's regime and paying the ultimate price

    This is where we share insights and ideas, stories that we’ve picked up along the way, and portraits of our inspiring clients.

    Why Film & Campaign is 'folding'

    Or, how we went from 'impact producing' to 'impact computing', helping a tiny bit in the fight against COVID-19. Will you join us?
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    Our First 'Blockbuster' (pt 3)

    In the world of independent documentary filmmaking, it’s not every day that you get to compete with major blockbuster titles. Remarkably, this is something that a project powered by Film & Campaign has now achieved.
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    Our own Cinema-on-Demand (pt 2)

    In the second part of our mini-series looking at the largest campaign we’ve ever worked on, we look at the challenge of building Germany’s first ever cinema-on-demand campaign from the ground up.
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    Join us for an outreach workshop or for a session at an industry event. Based first in Munich and now in Edinburgh, Ben has been involved in filmmaking and campaigning around the world. Here's a selection of upcoming and recent activities.

    Outreach Clinic at Nordisk Panorama Forum 2019

    For the fifth year running, Ben will host an outreach clinic on Monday and Tuesday afternoons where all Nordisk Forum participants are free to pop in for a talk about organising outreach campaigns, building communities and taking control of distribution.

    Filmkraft Fagdag

    Filmkraft Rogaland arranges an industry day in connection with SHORT in Kinokino. Ben Kempas is known in the European documentary scene for creating great outreach campaigns for films, including projects in Norway.

    Nordoc outreach session

    Final workshop for producers who took part in the Nordoc sessions

Let's talk!