Festival Screening: November 6, 2016 at Cine in Athens, Ga.
The submission period for Cause + Effect 2016 is now closed.
Prizes: $1,000 Grand Prize, $500 Second Prize, $100 Third Prize
Video Guidelines: Open to all Georgia filmmakers. Film must include primarily original content (all secondary content must be used only with permission) and focus on a progressive issue affecting Georgia.
All films must include a call-to-action and/or propose solutions to the problem/issue on which the film focuses. The film must be between 2 and 15 minutes in length. The competition is open to films in any genre (documentary, short, animation, music video, etc.).
Submission Process: Entrants will submit films using the form on this website via YouTube links. There is no entry fee.
Judging: The Alliance for a Better Georgia will review all entries and select semi-finalists. Semi-finalists will be notified and the films will be posted to Better Georgia’s Facebook page for the two-week online public voting stage.
Semifinalist filmmakers are encouraged to promote their film to their online network. The films with the most combined Facebook ‘likes’ and ‘shares’ at the end of the online voting period will be named finalists. From the finalists, The Alliance will select the grand prize, second prize and third prize winners. All finalist films will be screened at Cine in November.
Suggested issues: Health care, women’s rights, rural hospital crisis, LGBTQ rights, civil rights, workers’ rights, voting rights, poverty, income inequality, privatization of prisons, K-12 education, higher education, student loan debt, corporate welfare, environment, clean energy, public transportation, affordable housing, land use, transparency/corruption in government, food production, water access…