Call for Media on Migration/Immigration and Climate Justice

Working Films is looking for short documentaries focused on the intersections of immigration and migration with climate and environmental justice for use within the StoryShift initiative. 

Through StoryShift, Working Films aims to support communities across the country, especially in the U.S. South, who are building a generative future through a just and equitable transition away from exploitation of our people and the planet. Through accountable media creation, production, technical assistance, training, outreach, and distribution, this budding national initiative is intended to share stories of people and communities that are shifting from extractive domination to sustainable innovation. Simultaneously, StoryShift is also being developed to fundamentally shift the way in which stories are told -  by, for, and with deep accountability to, the communities being represented by filmmakers, artists, and other cultural producers. As such, the foundation of the initiative rests on a series of principles and praxis developed by the project’s advisory committee.

And right now, we’re looking for powerful short films that can be a resource in these efforts around immigration and migration - particularly intersections with climate and environmental justice - for our suite of media as we launch the project publicly in early 2018.

We will consider shorts, excerpts from feature length films, and multi-platform film projects that are in alignment with the principles and praxis described above. Screening rights fees will be paid and we will provide free impact consultation to selected filmmakers and offer peer-to-peer networking and support opportunities. We will consider works-in-progress if it’s at a strong stage, is reasonably audience-ready, and is short.

Please do not apply if your film is not available for public use.