Odyssey Impact®, with generous support from Paramount, has partnered with DOC NYC to present a $10,000 cash prize and an Odyssey Impact® led six-month National Impact Campaign to one short film from the DOC NYC Official Selection that is 10-40 minutes in length, and has a social justice theme and a strong call to action.

 

Eligible filmmakers that DOC NYC has accepted as an “Official Selection” for the 2022 Festival, can apply for the award below after reviewing the details on eligibility and terms. The winner will be announced alongside other DOC NYC winners near the end of the Festival, which runs until November 17, 2022.

 

Best of luck!

APPLICATION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 2, 2022

Apply for the #MyJustice Film Award™

Congratulations on your film becoming an Official Selection for DOC NYC’s 2022 Film Festival! We have partnered with the esteemed DOC NYC family to give a special social justice film a larger voice by awarding a documentary filmmaker with a cash prize of $10,000 and an Odyssey Impact® led six month National Impact Campaign designed by our award winning team. We at Odyssey Impact® create and uplift brave films that are catalysts for healing conversations and we look forward to reviewing your entry!

Eligibility & Submission Requirements for the #MyJustice Film Award™

  • The short documentary film must have been accepted as an Official Selection in DOC NYC’s 2022 Film Festival (excluding DOC NYC U shorts)
  • The Film must be between 10-40 minutes in length
  • The Film must be In English or with English subtitles
  • The subject matter of the Film is to be a US-based story (it can be a combination with other country(s)
  • The Filmmaker will provide a working link to the Film
  • Examples of types of justice topics are the following (these are not exclusive):
    • Criminal/Economic/Racial Justice
    • Disability
    • Environmental
    • Indigenous rights
    • LGBTQIA+
    • Women’s Equality
  • The deadline for entry is October 2, 2022
  • Winners will be notified at the DOC NYC Film Festival live on November 17, 2022

Terms & Conditions  ›

Judges

Sama Ali

Sama Ali

Programmer, Shorts &
DOC NYC U

DOC NYC

Apo Bazidi

Apo Bazidi

Founder & CEO

Burn a Light Productions

Evy Constantine

Evy Constantine

Head of Social Impact

Odyssey Impact®

Nancy Dionne

Nancy Dionne

Production Executive

Transform Films

Cassidy Friedman

Cassidy Friedman

Founder/Filmmaker

Stories Matter Media

Melissa C. Potter

Melissa C. Potter

Vice President, Strategy and Impact – Content for Change

Paramount

Rudi Valdez

Rudi Valdez

Filmmaker

Rudy Valdez

With Generous SUPPPORT From
In Partnership With

What does justice mean to you? What does social justice mean exactly? It depends on who you are! Do you stand for change on criminal justice? For Women’s Rights? LGBTQIA equality or for the environment? We created the #MyJustice Film Award for an outstanding short documentary on social justice to help have Brave Films and Healing Conversations. Odyssey Impact® is an international award-winning film and social impact company that has spent the last 30 years using the power of media to challenge injustices and inspire social change.

2021 #MyJustice Winners

The #MyJustice Film Award began as the #MyJustice Film Contest and was hosted by Odyssey Impact® in collaboration with MTV and the Justice Film Festival NYC. The program encouraged young adults to create a video short that highlighted an issue impacting their community that deserves greater public attention and gave young filmmakers a chance to begin to learn about the documentary film process. You can explore the 2021 winners below.

READ MORE ABOUT THE 2021 #MYJUSTICE FILM CONTEST READ MORE ABOUT THE 2021 #MYJUSTICE FILM CONTEST

DONATE & SUPPORT

If you are interested in supporting the #MyJustice Film Contest, you can make a direct donation below:

DONATE DONATE
X