Race Forward and Working Films are thrilled to present Race Flicks, a micro-film festival and track of Facing Race: A National Conference being held in person in St. Louis, Missouri, November 20-22, 2024.
Race Forward is pleased to be co-curating the Race Flicks track with Working Films, a national leader in the use of documentaries for social change and environmental justice. Race Flicks lifts up critical issues of racial justice through film and opportunities for activists, organizers, nonprofits, and others to use them to advance their work. The Facing Race and Working Films team will work with selected filmmakers to create dynamic programming and discussions tailored to the topics raised by each film. Given that the conference will take place in Missouri, this year’s program will have a strong focus on stories of racial justice and equity in the U.S. Midwest by filmmakers based in the Midwest. While these films and filmmakers will be prioritized, we will also accept films made by and about communities in other areas around the world, given that racial justice issues are connected across regions. As in years past, the program will prioritize filmmakers who are telling stories about their own experiences, filmmaking that is accountable to and authentically represents the people and places featured, and films that hold great potential to build power among those who are directly impacted by the issues at hand.
Race Flicks focuses on showcasing the highest caliber filmmaking related to racial justice and strategies for using it to make an impact. The selected films will be chosen in large part because of the way they have been or could be used strategically by activists, organizers, nonprofits, and others to advance their work for racial justice. To apply, please complete the application by 11:59 pm PST on January 25, 2024 including a preview link to screen your film.