Speak Truth to Power Video Contest

Ages:Middle School, High School

Type:Submission

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

Scope:National

Registration Closes
Feb 16, 2019 4:00pm
America/Los_Angeles

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.

Contest participants must choose a human rights defender and create a 3-5 minute film. We are looking for student films that utilize creative storytelling to teach others about a human rights issue. The format is open to documentary, stop motion, narrative, digital photo essay or other innovative explorations that involve filmmaking components. Students may choose to complete their project using a STTP Defender or they may also identify a local defender who has worked to defend, promote, protect, or advance human rights locally, nationally or internationally, as identified in the UDHR. For the 2019 contest, make a connection between your chosen defender and the work of Robert F. Kennedy, which could be done through the use of a quote, archival footage, or by including a connection in the narration. 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?
  • 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?

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Website: https://rfkhumanrights.org/work/teaching-human-rights/contests/video-contest

Managing Organization: Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights

Contact:

sttp@rfkhumanrights.org

Entry Fee: 0

Eligibility:
Middle and High School Students in the United States

Registration Closes
Feb 16, 2019 4:00pm
America/Los_Angeles

Overview

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

Contest participants must choose a human rights defender and create a 3-5 minute film. We are looking for student films that utilize creative storytelling to teach others about a human rights issue. The format is open to documentary, stop motion, narrative, digital photo essay or other innovative explorations that involve filmmaking components. Students may choose to complete their project using a STTP Defender or they may also identify a local defender who has worked to defend, promote, protect, or advance human rights locally, nationally or internationally, as identified in the UDHR. For the 2019 contest, make a connection between your chosen defender and the work of Robert F. Kennedy, which could be done through the use of a quote, archival footage, or by including a connection in the narration. 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?
  • 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/work/teaching-human-rights/contests/video-contest

Managing Organization: Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights

Contact:

sttp@rfkhumanrights.org

Entry Fee: 0

Eligibility:
Middle and High School Students in the United States

Deadlines

Registration Closes
Feb 16, 2019 4:00pm
America/Los_Angeles