Bronx Social Justice Matters International Film Festival
Event Date: Friday, October 21 – Sunday, October 30, 2022
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.
Last year, the first year of the Festival received 80 submissions from all over the world including Sri Lanka, Australia and Brazil. Eight judges chose seventeen films to be screened, and two panels focused on social justice and the craft of filmmaking. This year, we are certain that we will have an equally compelling lineup of screening, panels, and films truly worthy of acclaim.
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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