Congratulation to the TEN finalists of Docademia’s 2nd Contest!
After a thorough review of more than one thousand documentary film submissions to our 2nd contest, we’re happy to announce the top 10 documentaries as the finalists of the 2nd Contest. We asked our team of reviewers to consider each film in four categories: film aesthetics, content, topic, and bias. The finalist films should not only be visually engaging but should also tell a complete story about women’s challenges in public spaces without prejudice.
Our 10 finalists are:
- Beneath the Embers
- Heart Sisters
- Hide and seek
- Inner Me
- Mwavita, born at the time of war
- The Construct: Female Laborers and the Fight for Equality
- The Knit Doll
- The People’s Girls
- Together Apart
Our Jury Committee of university faculty members in the field of social justice and women’s studies are currently evaluating the ten films to select the top three films of the contest. The results will be announced at our Award Ceremony at 1871 Chicago on Aug. 9th, and the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will receive cash prizes of $700, $300, $150, respectively.
Stay tuned for more details about the event and exciting updates!
Please join us for a Docademia Webinar session to watch a short documentary on mental health called, Breaking the Silence. You’ll have an opportunity to speak Live with the filmmakers.
We’re honored to announce that the event is generously supported by McGill University’s Human Development and Well-Being Center
Organizer: Docademia Team
Docademia is now available to School of Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) community via the Flaxman Library! We’re listed as a new resource on their A-Z database. We can’t wait to work with the SAIC faculty members and students in Spring 2018 and provide an open mic to marginalized communities from all corners of the world to talk directly with students and faculties who care about social justice issues!
We are excited to share that our 2nd global film contest that started in Spring 2017 was completed with 1018 short documentaries from more than 100 countries around the world.
The theme for the contest is focused on Challenges for Women in Public Spaces: Storytelling through Short Documentaries.
We’re thrilled to announce that we finished the two rounds of reviews and are amazed by hundreds of outstanding stories. The reviewing team is preparing the shortlisted films to share with our Jury Committee in the next few weeks. Stay tuned for more exciting news!