News Detail
America Media and Ignatian Solidarity Network Announce Social Justice Short Film Contest

August 21, 2015 — America Media and the Ignatian Solidarity Network have announced a new social justice film contest, “Voices From the Margins ’15,” for college undergrads. Winners will premiere their films at a new film festival at the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice this November.

Entrants are invited to create short films focused on a variety of topics, including poverty, immigration, race, gender, human rights, the environment and ecology. Entries will be accepted from Aug. 25 to Oct. 2, 2015, and will be evaluated on three criteria: adherence to the contest theme, artistic/production merit and creativity.

The contest is open to undergraduate students and recent grads. Submissions are limited to eight minutes maximum, with no minimum length, and will be judged by a panel.

Judges were drawn from the fields of journalism, film and social justice work. They include Jesuit Father James Martin, best-selling author; Ian Brennan, creator of the FOX TV series “Glee;” E.J. Dionne, Washington Post columnist; Maria Shriver, journalist and former first lady of California; and Carolyn Woo, Catholic Relief Services CEO.

In early October, the top eight finalists will be announced and their films will be posted to the contest website for five days, during which visitors can view the finalists and vote for their favorites. The votes account for 15 percent of the final score, and the top-voted entry will receive a “crowd favorite” award. Official winners will be announced Oct. 15, 2015.

First prize will be a 4K Production Camera from Blackmagic Design and a trip to Washington, D.C., to screen the film at the first-ever Margins’15 Film Fest at the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice (IFTJ). Scheduled for November 7-9, 2015, the IFTJ is the largest annual Catholic social justice conference in the nation, attracting over 1,500 attendees. The top five finalists will also be screened at the IFTJ and will receive other video gear prizes.

To submit an entry or find out more, visit the official contest website at filmfest.americamedia.org.

[Source: Ignatian Solidarity Network]





Recent News

August 17, 2018 — Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ, presided at the Rite of Dedication for the Chapel of the Holy Cross at Jesuit High School in Tampa, Florida on August 7.

August 15, 2018 — On July 31, One Jesuit Buffalo organized a Mass and a street festival in honor of St. Ignatius called Iggy Fest.

August 9, 2018 — Fr. Urmston received a proclamation from the City Council of Cincinnati for his peace efforts on June 27.

August 3, 2018 — Dr. Michael P. Mihalyo, Jr., current Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Rockford University in Rockford, Illinois, has been elected as the 12th President of Wheeling Jesuit University.

August 1, 2018 — “A Jesuit never retires, but their ministry changes as they age,” explains Fr. Robert Scullin, SJ.

August 2, 2018 — Today marks the feast of St. Peter Faber, SJ, one of the original seven members of the Society of Jesus.

July 30, 2018 — This month, 61 refugees in Kenya and Malawi earned diplomas from Regis University through the Jesuit Worldwide Learning program.

view all news

Search news

Publications
Since St. Ignatius bought a printing press in 1556, the Jesuits have been involved in communications. Today the Society of Jesus publishes a number of award-winning journals and publications. Click below to access our latest issues.

America 8/20/18

America 8/6/18

America 7/23/18



White House Jesuit Retreat Center
The White House Jesuit Retreat Center is located on a beautiful 80-acre campus on the bluffs of the Mississippi River in St. Louis.