Social justice film contest seeks undergrad submissions

Chasity Pugh

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America Media and the Ignatian Solidarity Network have announced a new social justice film contest entitled “Voices from the Margins ’15.”

The contest invites college undergraduates to participate by creating short films covering topics such as poverty, race and gender, human life issues and rights, as well as environmental issues.

All film entries will be evaluated on adherence to the contest theme, artistic/production merit and creativity.

Leaders in journalism such as Sonia Nazario, Pulitzer-winning journalist and human rights advocate, and Ian Brennan, creator of FOX hit series “Glee,” will serve as judges on a panel of journalists and social justice leaders.

Eight finalists will be announced on Oct. 8, and the audiences will be able to cast their votes online. The grand prize winner will be announced on Oct. 15 and will receive a BlackMagic Design 4K Production Camera, as well as a roundtrip travel and lodging to attend the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice this November in Washington, DC.

The deadline to submit entries is Oct. 2.