YOUTH SOCIAL JUSTICE

FILM CHALLENGE

A PFC Quarantine Film Challenge
OPEN CALL – SEND YOUR FILMS IN ANYTIME! 

 The Pickford’s second quarantine film challenge invites all filmmakers under 18 to create your own 3 minute short film exploring the question “What does social justice mean to me?”

Feeling stuck? Here some example prompts to get you started:

  • How can we celebrate our differences? What does that look like?
  • Have you ever stood up for something you believe in?
  • What does taking a stand look like to you?
  • What is an example of prejudice?
  • Examples: Hair Love is a great example of a social justice short film

 

RULES

1. Filmmakers must be under the age of 18
2. Youth filmmakers are responsible for the creative aspects of the filmmaking process. Teachers and parents are allowed to provide technical support.
3. Completed projects must be no more than three minutes long.
4. All films must start with a 15-second black screen title plate which includes the film name, your name, and your location. (This will not count toward your three-minute time.)
5. No profane or explicit material
6. All participants must follow Washington State’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy guidelines.

 

Submit your film via email to: susie@pickfordfilmcenter.org

 
Helpful Definitions
  • Social Justice: A broad term for action intended to create genuine equality, fairness, and respect among peoples.
  • Racial Justice: The proactive reinforcement of policies, practices, attitudes, and actions that produce equitable power, access, opportunities, treatment, impacts, and outcomes for all.
  • Inclusion: Authentically bringing traditionally excluded individuals and/or groups into processes, activities, and decision/policymaking in a way that shares power.
  • Diversity: Diversity refers to all the ways in which people differ, and it encompasses all the different characteristics that make one individual or group different from another. It is all-inclusive and recognizes everyone and every group as part of the diversity that should be valued.
  • White Privilege: Refers to the unquestioned and unearned set of advantages, entitlements, benefits, and choices bestowed on people solely because they are white. Generally, white people who experience such privilege do so without being conscious of it.

Source: https://www.tacoma.uw.edu/sites/default/files/sections/Diversity/diversity_glossary.pdf.pdf

CHECK OUT THE FILMS FROM OUR FIRST QUARANTINE FILM CHALLENGE: 98 SECONDS LATER