San Diego Latino Film Festival
Migrant Voices Film Challenge

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, we 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 border and the real-world consequences the crisis is having on those who live in the border region.

 

$6,000 in cash prizes to be awarded.

 

Categories include:

Emerging Filmmaker/Artist (under 25)​​ -​ $1,000 prize

Professional (Journalist/Filmmaker/Media Artist – 25 years old & up) ​​- $5,000 priz​e

 

Deadline: ​​Feb. 1, 2019

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.

 

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.

Finalists’ work will be highlighted online at sandiegouniontribune.com.

​Enter your video here: www.filmfreeway.com/migrantvoices​.

Info: 619-230-1938 / i​nfo@mediaartscenter.org

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