Festival Screening: November 6, 2016 at Cine in Athens, Ga.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS A TICKETED EVENT. THE FESTIVAL IS SOLD OUT, BUT YOU CAN RESERVE YOUR FREE SPOT ON THE WAITING LIST HERE:
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.
Stage I: Employees of the Alliance for a Better Georgia will review all entries and select semi-finalists based on clarity, creativity, how compelling the story is and the film’s call-to-action. Semi-finalists will be notified and the films will be posted to the Cause + Effect and Better Georgia Facebook pages for the two-week online public voting stage.
Stage II (Public Voting): Semifinalist filmmakers are encouraged to promote their films on the Cause + Effect AND Better Georgia Facebook pages. Each Facebook ‘like’ is worth one point and each Facebook share is worth two points. The films with the most points at the end of the online voting period will receive extra consideration, equivalent to the vote of one panelist. All finalist films will be screened at Cine on Nov 6.
Stage III (Panel Vote): A panel of expert judges — along with the public vote results — will determine the grand prize ($1,000), second prize ($500) and third prize ($100) winners from the finalists. Winners will be announced live at the Cine screening.
Suggested issues: Health care, women’s rights, rural hospital crisis, LGBTQ rights, civil rights, workers’ rights, voting rights, poverty, homelessness, child care, income inequality, privatization of prisons, K-12 education, higher education, student loan debt, corporate welfare, environment, clean energy, public transportation, sustainable farming, affordable housing, land use, transparency/corruption in government, food production, water access…