COMING JUNE 1, 2016

CALLING ALL COLLEGE FILMMAKERS!

VOICES FROM THE MARGINS is the nation’s largest social justice film fest for college students, sponsored by America Media and Ignatian Solidarity NetworkFIRST PRIZE includes top of the line production gear from Blackmagic Design plus a free trip to Washington, D.C., Nov. 12-13, 2016, to screen the film before an audience of 1,700 at the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice Filmfest.

Full contest details and prizes will be announced June 1, 2016. Until then, you can view last year’s winners and get your creative juices flowing.

Submissions due September 30, 2016

Check back here June 1 for full contest details.

Q&A's

 

WHO CAN ENTER?

Any undergraduate student currently enrolled in an accredited college/university as well as recent grads. (Recent grad = a graduation date anytime after October 2, 2015.)

WHAT THEMES ARE PERMITTED?

It’s a social justice film fest, and that’s the only requirement. We welcome entries on a wide breadth of topics including — though not limited to — poverty, inequality, migrants and refugees, race, gender, human life and dignity issues, environment/ecology, human rights.

WHAT GENRES ARE ELIGIBLE?

Short documentaries, first-person narratives and vlogs, infographics videos, docu-drama shorts — all fair game! We’re not here to limit your creativity!

HOW DO YOU DEFINE “SHORT FILM”?

Entry submissions are limited to eight (8) minutes length, max. There’s no minimum length.

WHEN ARE SUBMISSIONS DUE?

September 30, 2016

JUDGES & MORE

Last year’s panel of judges included distinguished journalists and social justice advocates like Alexandra Pelosi (HBO documentarian), Ian Brennan (creator of the Fox hit Glee), EJ Dionne (Washington Post), and Luke Russert (NBC News.) We’ll be announcing this year’s distinguished judging panel on June 1, 2016. So check back to this site on June 1!