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Migrant Voices Today Film Challenge
Give a voice to the migrants who have arrived at the border.
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Due February 1st, 2019 - The San Diego Union-Tribune and Media Arts Center San Diego’s 2019 San Diego Latino Film Festival invite international media artists and journalists to participate in a unique and timely cross-border project: The “Migrant Voices Today” Film Challenge (Voces de los Migrantes).

With the current humanitarian crisis unfolding along the San Diego-Baja California border, they are seeking honest, thought-provoking works that give voice to the migrants who have arrived at the border, the realities of their everyday lives and the struggle of being caught in the crosshairs of a binational debate. The project will spotlight stories from people living on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border and the real-world consequences the crisis is having on those who live in the border region.

Media Arts Center San Diego’s San Diego Latino Film Festival team will oversee the selection of nominees and winners; the jury will include a selection of cross-border scholars, filmmakers, journalists and photographers. Finalists will be announced on Feb. 28, 2019, and their works screened at the 26th annual San Diego Latino Film Festival as part of the “Frontera Filmmakers” showcase (March 14-24, 2019). Winners will be announced at the “Frontera Filmmaker” screening on March 18, 2019, at the AMC Fashion Valley.

Entries must be uploaded via FilmFreeway and accompanied with synopsis of work, stills of video project, and bio(s) of key artists/filmmakers. International filmmakers, journalists, and media artists are welcome to participate.

Videos must be under 3 minutes and can be in English or Spanish. Short documentaries and digital stories are encouraged, but all genres will be accepted.

Click the link below for Official Rules and more details.

Prizes

Professional Journalist/Filmmaker/Media Artist (25 years old & up):
$5,000

Emerging Filmmaker/Artist (under 25) :
$1,000

Eligibility
Open Worldwide.

 

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