16-29 NOV. 2020
Onsite + Online

Creative Film Lab for Social Change


After an intense fortnight of masterclasses, interviews, meetups and hours of filming, editing and reediting, we are thrilled to present the two short films to come out of the Creative Film Lab for Social Change.

You can watch them on our YouTube channel.

Many congratulations to all the participants!

Over the course of eleven days, from Tuesday 10 November to Friday 20 November, we are inviting social innovation experts, documentary makers, members of NGOs and anyone else eager to do their bit to bring about positive change in society to come together to make a short documentary film on the issues faced by homeless people. After discussing their ideas with members and users of Arrels Fundació, the teams of participants will be equipped with the practical and theoretical tools to create their own short film, under the expert guidance of teachers, mentors, producers and editors. The results will be screened at l'Alternativa Hall Focus online* on Friday 20 November at 7.30 pm.

* Watch this space for instructions on how to log on.

If we want to see a new reality, let’s start creating it now!

Who’ll be teaching the lab?

Tomy Megna is creative director of Learning by Helping and creative consultant for NGOs. Winner of a number of international awards for his creative work, he has led social innovation projects for Missing Children (Argentina), Comisión Española de Ayuda al Refugiado (Spain), Norwegian Refugee Council (Norway), Teletón (Mexico) and Terre des hommes (Child Protection Hub for South East Europe).

Fernando Sola is director of social innovation at Learning by Helping and an industrial engineer specialising in innovation methodologies. He was director of the EMPREAR business incubator (75 startups) and the founder of Eclon, a startup to produce the first 3D printer in Latin America, and Wolox IoT, a product engineering company for the internet of things. He has taught social innovation and entrepreneurship at a number of business schools and universities, including USAL, ESADE, IED and UPC (Spain), UNIBO (Italy) and UBA (Argentina), among others.

Aldemar Matias (Manaus, 1985) is a documentary filmmaker. He studied social communication at the Universidade Federal do Amazonas, Brazil, took a course in directing documentary at EICTV in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba, and has a Master’s Degree in Creative Documentary from Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona. In 2019 his first film, La Arrancada, was screened at the Panorama section at the Berlinale. He currently works as guest artist for audiovisual and educational projects at the MACBA in Barcelona.

(Main photo: Juan Lemus/Arrels Fundació)


  • You can now watch the two shorts made at the lab!
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Aldemar Matias
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Learning by Helping
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