Dan Cogan

Executive Director and Co-Founder

Dan Cogan is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Impact Partners, a fund and advisory service for investors and philanthropists who seek to promote social change through film. Since 2007, Impact Partners has been involved in the funding of over 80 critically acclaimed and socially impactful films, including Otto Bell’s Eagle Huntress, which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and was distributed by Sony Pictures Classics in October 2016; The Cove, which won the Academy Award® for Documentary Feature; How to Survive A Plague, which was nominated for the Academy Award® for Documentary Feature; The Hunting Ground; The Queen of Versailles, which won the U.S. Directing Award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, and Hell and Back Again, which won the Documentary Grand Jury Prize and Cinematography Awards at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for the Academy Award® for Documentary Feature. In 2013, Cogan co-founded Gamechanger Films, which is the first for-profit film fund dedicated exclusively to financing narrative features directed by women. Cogan received his B.A. from Harvard University, Magna Cum Laude, and attended the Film Division at Columbia University’s Graduate School of the Arts. In 2014, he was awarded the Leading Light Award at DOC NYC alongside filmmakers Albert Maysles and D.A. Pennebaker, as well as the America Abroad Media Award in Washington, D.C.

October 19, 2017
Gimme Shelter: Icarus and the New York Times
National Union Building
4:15 pm  -  5:30 pm