BSJMIFF

Bronx Social Justice Matters International Film Festival

The 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 2nd Annual Bronx Social Justice Matters International 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.

Films this year were submitted from as far away as China, Portugal, and Australia as well as 25 different US states. They touch on issues ranging from incarceration to our failing health care system and the demonization of immigrants. As with last year’s Festival, in addition to the streaming films, the Festival is offering two panels: Now More Than Ever: Social Justice Today, a panel of social justice advocates, Saturday October 29, 2022 at 5:00 pm ET; and Ask the Filmmakers, a panel populated by some of the extraordinary filmmakers whose films are streaming at the Festival, Sunday October 30, 2022 also at 5:00 pm ET. The awards ceremony will be held Sunday October 30, 2022 6:15 pm ET. All Access Pass ticket holders are able to partake in all films, panels and the awards ceremony.

AWARDS

First Place- Narrative Feature Length (over 30 minutes) $1000
First Place- Documentary Feature Length (over 30 minutes) $1000
First Place – Narrative Short (under 30 minutes) $500
First Place – Documentary Short (under 30 minutes) $500
Student Award- (Associates & Baccalaureate) $500
Student Award- (Graduate) $500

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