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24-Apr-2014 11:50am PDT  

 

Chicago International Social Change Film Festival

3 Annual September 26, 2014 to September 28, 2014

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23 East 26th Street
Unit 2
Chicago IL 60616
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Phone: 7738822936
ciscff@chicagosocialchange.org
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OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Short Length Films
Films less than 30
Genres: Environmental and Social issues
Prizes: yet to be announced.
Full Length Feature Films
Feature Films
Over 30 minutes and not over 150 min.
Film Category: Documentary and Narrative
Genres: Environmental and Social issues
Prizes: yet to be announced.
Micro-films (Less than 3 minutes)
Shorts films
Under 3 minutes
Film Category: Documentary and Narrative
Genres: Environmental and Social issues
Prizes: yet to be announced.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The Chicago International Social Change Film Festival aims to encourage and support the work of independent filmmakers from all around the world. The filmmaker is able to promote their product as a valuable contribution to the understanding of social change.
In other words, the independent film is a tool toward better world understanding of the issues facing society today and how to change them.


Our goals are to:

Give a voice and exposure to issues that are relevant to our communities.

Foster discourse regarding the social issues.

Increase the profile of films and filmmakers who produce films that promote social change.

Provide a unique way for companies to show their support for communities and the arts.

Create a forum where unconnected networks can be leveraged to increase positive exposure and expand the brand recognition of all parties.

The film festival presents an opportunity for the audience and the filmmakers to have productive dialog in a film forum designed to heighten public consciousness. Another goal is to have a cultural platform on the international level so that the audience is able to
screen feature-length, short films, documentary, and student works.


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Chicago International Social Change Festival was created for filmmakers to showcase films that heighten public consciousness and provide a film forum for their productions to be screened on an international level. In addition, the festival is dedicated to the art of filmmaking and the filmmakers who make each and every work possible.

This is a Chicago film festival with a specific focus on the issues facing society and how social change can make an incredible impact. Every day, society is in search of sustainable and innovative solutions that are designed to reshape the way the world
views cultural differences and the many issues facing it today. Through this film forum, filmmakers are able to use their feature-length, short, documentary, or student films to fuel a movement. It is through this that true and inspiring social development can take place.

History has shown that social change starts with ideas both large and small and film has been a major player in relaying new ideas to the world. Without ideas, society would be without the great strides that have been taken in recent decades to solve many of the
world’s problems. Through this Chicago festival, filmmakers are able to translate their ideas onto the big screen and expose themselves and those ideas to the thousands of nonprofit and NGO organizations all over the world. This is an international film festival experience that people are hungering for on a global level.

Overall, this is the chance for activist filmmakers to use their independent films to share information and it is also a skill-building opportunity for the filmmaker while producing a powerful, unforgettable, and transformative piece of work. We screen films that are
unique and are made with the goal to benefit society by encouraging social change.

ORGANIZERS
Emile Cambry (Producer) ; Emile Cambry, JR. (Festival Director)

GENERAL RULES
"The Chicago International Social Change Film Festival" is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.

The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless "The Chicago International Social Change Film Festival" from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

"The Chicago International Social Change Film Festival" is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless "The Chicago International Social Change Film Festival" from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.