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WATCH: ‘Beasts of No Nation’ Trailer

Beasts Of No Nation, the gripping story of Agu, a child soldier torn from his family to fight in the civil war of an African country, sta

'Beasts of No Nation' Gets an 'A' from Indiewire

"By placing Agu in the eye of this storm, and by placing us inside Agu, Fukunaga brings home the horror and human cost of conflict and takes a

'Spotlight' Gets 5 Stars

"It’s that all-too-rare beast: a movie that’s both important and engrossing."

WATCH: New Trailer for 'He Named Me Malala'

Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (

'Bridge of Spies' to Premiere at New York Film Festival

Participant’s Bridge of Spies will make its world premiere at the 2015 New York Film Festival.

'Kingdom of Shadows' Selected for Ambulante California film festival

Participant’s documentary Kingdom of Shadows will screen at the Ambulante California film festival.

Two Additional Participant Films Selected for TIFF

Two Participant documentaries have been selected for the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.

‘Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet’ Premiere in Los Angeles

Last night, LACMA, Participant Media, and GKIDS, presented the U.S. premiere of Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet at LACMA in Los Angeles.

Venice Film Festival to Premiere Participant's 'Spotlight' and 'Beasts Of No Nation'

Participant’s Spotlight and Beasts of No Nation were selected to premiere at the 2015 Venice Film Festival.   

Participant's 'Spotlight' and 'Beasts Of No Nation' to Premiere at 2015 TIFF

Two of Participant’s narrative films were selected to premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival - Spotlight and Beasts

Five Participant Films Touted as Oscar Contenders

Five of Participant's films were touted as Oscar contenders by The Guardian newspaper – Beasts of No Nation, Bridge of Spies, The Lig

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Founded in 2004 by Jeff Skoll, Participant Media’s ( content combines the power of a good story well told with opportunities for real world impact and awareness around the most pressing global issues of our time. As an industry content leader, Participant annually produces up to six narrative feature films, five documentary films, three episodic television series, and more than 40 hours of digital short form programming, through its digital subsidiary SoulPancake—all aimed at entertainment that inspires social awareness and engaging audiences to participate in positive social change. Participant’s content and social impact mandate speaks directly to the rise of today’s “conscious consumer,” representing over 2 billion consumers who are compelled to make impactful content a priority focus. Through its worldwide network of traditional and digital distribution, aligned with partnerships with key non-profit and NGO organizations, Participant is positioned uniquely within the industry to engage a rapidly growing audience while bringing global awareness and action to today’s most vital issues.

Participant’s more than 80 films, including Spotlight, Contagion, Lincoln, The Help, He Named Me Malala, The Look of Silence, CITIZENFOUR, Food, Inc. and An Inconvenient Truth, have collectively earned 56 Academy Award® nominations and 12 wins, including Best Picture for Spotlight and Best Foreign Language Film for A Fantastic Woman. Participant’s digital entertainment division, SoulPancake (, is an award-winning provider of thought-provoking, joyful, and uplifting digital content including such widely popular series as Kid President and The Science of Happiness and reaches an audience of nearly 9 million fans. Follow Participant Media on Twitter and on Facebook and Instagram. Follow SoulPancake on Twitter and on Facebook and Instagram.