New America Media Film Contest

American Media and the Ignation Solidarity Network are excited to announce a new social justice film fest for college undergrads: Voices From the Margins ’15.

They are inviting young filmmakers to create short films exploring a whole breadth of topics. Including, but not limited to: poverty, inequality, migrants, refugees, race, gender, human life and dignity issues, environmental/ecology and human rights.

Entries will be judged by a prestigious panel of judges from the realms of journalism/media and social justice work. Panelists include Emmy-winning jounralist Maria Shriver, HBO documentarian Alexandra Pelosi, Washington post columnist EJ Dionne, creator of the FOX hit series “Glee,” Ian Brennan, Pulitzer winning journalist and human rights advocate Sonia Nazario, and others.

More information about the contest as well as entry submission information can be found at http://filmfest.americamedia.org/

The first prize entry receives camera equipment BlackMagic Design plus a
trip to Washington, D.C., to premiere the winning film before an
audience of 1,500-plus at Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice
<http://ignatiansolidarity.net/iftj/>, the largest annual collegiate
social justice conference. Other finalists will be premiered at a new
film fest at the same event.

The deadline for submissions is October 2, 2015.

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