Social Justice

Bronx Social Justice Matters Film Festival

Borough of the Bronx in New York City = birthplace of Jennifer Lopez, Billy Joel, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and hip hop music. But it’s also known as the home of one of the poorest districts in the country, one of the highest mortality rates from COVID 19 and one of the worst highways in the nation.

That dichotomy is at the center of the Bronx Social Justice Matters Film Festival, which highlights films (national and international) and filmmakers, (professionals and those in the making), with change as their agenda.  Social justice speaks to a global culture of equality. The festival will showcase films that challenge social constructs throughout the world by looking at both the “Bigger Picture “as well as the more personal and intimate perspective.

With this in mind, three CUNY colleges in the Bronx, Bronx Community College, Hosotos Community College and Lehman, along with the United Nations Association of El Salvador and GLACO (Grupo Latinamericano de Consules en New Jersey) created this unique Film Festival.

Film Festival Details

The Festival runs from October 22 through October 24. October has been designated as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, National Disability Employment Awareness Month,  Global Diversity Awareness, LGBTQ History Month, National Bullying Prevention Month, and National Depression Education and Awareness Month, and many more. Attendees will have access to the films for the entirety of the festival.

Films may be narrative or documentary, feature-length or shorts.

All films will be in English or have subtitles.

Films must be submitted via the FilmFreeway platform at
https://filmfreeway.com/BronxSocialJusticeMattersFilmFestival

The virtual festival itself will be held via the FilmFestival Plus platform.
For questions contact BSJMFF@bcc.cuny.edu.

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Awards:

First Place- Narrative Feature Length (over 45 minutes) $1000
First Place- Documentary Feature Length (over 45 minutes) $1000
First Place – Narrative Short (under 45 minutes) $500
First Place – Documentary Short (under 45 minutes) $500
Student Award- $500

Films must be submitted via the FilmFreeway platform at https://filmfreeway.com/BronxSocialJusticeMattersFilmFestival

The virtual festival itself will be held via the FilmFestival Plus platform.


Deadlines:

April 1, 2021
Earlybird Deadline

May 15, 2021
Regular Deadline

June 15, 2021
Late Deadline

August 16, 2021
Notification Date

October 22 – 24, 2021
Event Date

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