New Economy Film Festival 2014

October 18th – 19th The New Economy Film Festival, in partnership with the New Economy Coalition, New Economy Week and Working Films, is launching a two-day event that brings four award-winning documentaries, four creative film shorts, and post screening interactive panels to Downtown Community Television Center (DCTV) 87 Lafayette Street in New York City. The festival showcases films that address both the challenges or our current economy and pioneering efforts to build a more just, inclusive, and ecologically regenerative system. Its mission is to broaden awareness of these critical themes, as well as to provide a forum to promote collaboration, activism, and change.


The festival program will be as follows:






PAY 2 PLAY: Democracy’s High Stakes

2014, 87 minutesDirected by John Ennis, Produced by Holly Moscher 

A look at the system in which politicians reward their donors through contracts, tax cuts and deregulation. The film serves as a layman’s guide to taking back our democracy.

7:00 pm


NOT BUSINESS AS USUAL: A Film About Disrupting the Business Quo

2014, 62 minutes
Directed by Lawrence Le Lam, Rik Kingle-Watt 


Explores the vision of “conscious Capitalism” and tracks the changing landscape of business through stories of local entrepreneurs who have found innovative ways to bring humanity back into business. 



4:30 pm


2014, 97 minutes
Directed by Aaron Aites, Audrey Ewell, Nina Krstic, Lucian Read 

Some 99 filmmakers across the country document the inner workings of the Occupy movement, shedding light on what it was all about -- and what its next phase might be.

7:00 pm

DISRUPTION: Climate. Change.

2014, 52 minutes
Produced & Directed by Kelly Nyks and Jared P. Scott 

Highlights the consequences of ignoring the climate crisis and aims to reframe the issue as not just an environmental concern but also as a matter of social and economic justice.



The New Economy Film Festival is a showcase for inspiring visions of economic transformation. Its inaugural festival was in 2013, during which it presented, HEIST: Who Stole the American Dream?, WE’RE NOT BROKE, FIXING THE FUTURE and THE ECONOMICS OF HAPPINESS. The New Economy Coalition is a network of individuals and organizations that support a just transition to a new economy that enables both thriving communities and ecological health. New Economy Week is a public exploration of creative resistance – an opportunity to shine a light on the thousands of efforts that everyday people are making right now to bring forth a new kind of economy. Working Films builds partnerships between nonfiction media-makers, nonprofit organizations, responsible businesses, educators and advocates to advance community-based and policy solutions that address social, economic and environmental challenges.