Speak Truth to Power Video Contest

Ages:Middle School, High School

Type:Submission

Categories:Global Affairs, Humanities, politics & government, video

Scope:National

Registration Opens
Sep 1, 2019 12:01am
America/New_York

Registration Closes
Mar 23, 2020 12:01am
America/New_York

A collaboration with the American Federation of Teachers and the Tribeca Film Institute and based on Kerry Kennedy's book Speak Truth To Power: Human Rights Defenders Who Are Changing Our World, our middle and high school filmmaking competition encourages students to become engaged in human rights through video production.

The annual Speak Truth to Power Video Contest calls on students to use film as a tool to discuss human rights issues that resonate with them. In creating these short videos, whether they be documentaries, narrative films or digital photo essays, students not only learn about human rights, but also become champions of change and social justice. Submissions are judged by a panel of film industry experts, actors and educators, and contest winners will have their films premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.

1. Select a Human Rights Defender from the STTP Curriculum or choose a local Defender from your community who has worked to defend, promote, protect or advance human rights locally, nationally, or internationally. You can also find a list of Defenders here. 2. Check out previous contest winners and have a look at a few resources to learn more about editing, lighting, sound, and camera work. 3. Create a 3-5 minute video that utilizes creative storytelling to teach others about a human rights issue, and follow the submission guidelines below. The format is open to documentary, stop motion, narrative, digital photo essay or other innovative explorations. 4. Make sure your film follows Copyright & Fair Use rules.   Films should creatively answer the following questions: What is the human rights issue? How did the STTP Defender attempt to improve the situation? What is the connection between your chosen defender and the work of RFK? (students can use quotes, archival footage or include a connection in the film’s narration) How does the HR issue relate to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights? How is this work connected to the student's local community? What is the current status of the HR issue? What can the activist's life teach us?

See competition website.
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: https://rfkhumanrights.org/2020-speak-truth-video-contest

Managing Organization: Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights

Contact:
Ben Higgins
Higgins@rfkhumanrights.org

Entry Fee: 0

Eligibility:
Middle and High School Students in the United States.

Registration Opens
Sep 1, 2019 12:01am
America/New_York

Registration Closes
Mar 23, 2020 12:01am
America/New_York

Overview

A collaboration with the American Federation of Teachers and the Tribeca Film Institute and based on Kerry Kennedy's book Speak Truth To Power: Human Rights Defenders Who Are Changing Our World, our middle and high school filmmaking competition encourages students to become engaged in human rights through video production.

The annual Speak Truth to Power Video Contest calls on students to use film as a tool to discuss human rights issues that resonate with them. In creating these short videos, whether they be documentaries, narrative films or digital photo essays, students not only learn about human rights, but also become champions of change and social justice. Submissions are judged by a panel of film industry experts, actors and educators, and contest winners will have their films premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.

Process

1. Select a Human Rights Defender from the STTP Curriculum or choose a local Defender from your community who has worked to defend, promote, protect or advance human rights locally, nationally, or internationally. You can also find a list of Defenders here. 2. Check out previous contest winners and have a look at a few resources to learn more about editing, lighting, sound, and camera work. 3. Create a 3-5 minute video that utilizes creative storytelling to teach others about a human rights issue, and follow the submission guidelines below. The format is open to documentary, stop motion, narrative, digital photo essay or other innovative explorations. 4. Make sure your film follows Copyright & Fair Use rules.   Films should creatively answer the following questions: What is the human rights issue? How did the STTP Defender attempt to improve the situation? What is the connection between your chosen defender and the work of RFK? (students can use quotes, archival footage or include a connection in the film’s narration) How does the HR issue relate to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights? How is this work connected to the student's local community? What is the current status of the HR issue? What can the activist's life teach us?

Criteria

See competition website.

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: https://rfkhumanrights.org/2020-speak-truth-video-contest

Managing Organization: Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights

Contact:
Ben Higgins
Higgins@rfkhumanrights.org

Entry Fee: 0

Eligibility:
Middle and High School Students in the United States.

Deadlines

Registration Opens
Sep 1, 2019 12:01am
America/New_York

Registration Closes
Mar 23, 2020 12:01am
America/New_York