Based on the symposium “Social Impact of Audio-visual Media” (2021) organized by Jens Eder, Catalin Brylla and Tobias Gralke, the new website is a research and pedagogical repository, as well as a networking platform, that can be used by scholars, filmmakers, producers, tutors and activists. The aim is to better understand the “impact” of audio-visual media in its various dimensions, challenges and forms, be they fictional or non-fictional.