FREE ENTRY PERIOD AUGUST 15 – OCTOBER 15

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 political, environmental, economic, or social justice issue facing Georgia or a community in Georgia.

All films must include a call-to-action and/or propose solutions to the problem/issue upon which the film focuses. The film must be between 2 and 15 minutes in length. The festival is open to films in any genre (documentary, short, animation, music video, etc).

SUBMISSION PROCESS

Entrants will submit films at Submit Your Film via YouTube links. There is no entry fee.

JUDGING PROCESS

Employees of the Alliance for a Better Georgia and a panel of expert judges will review all entries and select finalists and winners based on ‘the four C’s’ — clarity, creativity, ability to captivate an audience and the film’s call-to-action.

The grand prize ($1,000), second prize ($500), and third prize ($100) winners will be chosen from the finalists. Winners will be announced live at the Ciné 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…