SOCDOCS Film Festival

SOCDOCS 2014 is a film documentary festival with an attitude. It offers teachers and students a creative opportunity to make visual and audio statements through the digital vehicle of choice on social justice issues such as poverty, war, homelessness, environment, sex discrimination, addiction, slavery, or prejudice. The content interpretation must be appropriate for a high school environment, that is, free of derogatory situations and stereotypes based on race, religion, gender, ethnicity, and sexual orientation. Along with their teachers, young filmmakers and their crews are invited to attend the SOCDOCS 2014 Film Festival, this year hosted in partnership with the Foundation for Education at the University of Waterloo Stratford Campus.

Contest deadline ~ Friday, May 2, 2014

The Festival will consist of three workshops relating to video production and documentaries on social justice issues. The sessions will include hands-on workshops in various aspects of filmmaking (videography) ... and will be led by communications teachers, filmmakers, and professional sound and music experts. As part of the day’s celebration, the Festival will feature a lunch time banquet, live music, and an awards event featuring a keynote speaker who will address our social justice theme and assist in the awards presentation.

The Prizes

Gold: $250      Silver: $150      Bronze: $100

Projects must be made entirely by students. Although students will consult teachers for advice, students must be the primary creative forces behind the projects.

SOCDOCS 2014 Gold Medal Winner

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SOCDOCS 2013 Gold Medal Winner