Long Line of Ladies is awarded the 2022 #MyJustice Film Award for a female-directed, short documentary giving viewers a rare and stigma-breaking glimpse into a revived indigenous tradition of celebrating and normalizing period conversations of its young women coming of age. This story uplifts the Native American Karuk tribe of Northern California’s multi-generational community, and takes a significant step towards understanding Indigenous Rights and the worldviews of Native and First Nations Peoples. The film shines a much-needed light on the urgency of women’s equality for all.
The Odyssey Impact® led six month National Impact Campaign, launching in 2023, will aim to use the film as a powerful tool and platform for education and activation, changing attitudes, opening hearts and minds, and inspiring actions for social change.
DIRECTED BY Rayka Zehtabchi and Shaandiin Tome
PRODUCED BY Garrett Schiff, Rayka Zehtabchi, Sam Davis, Pimm Tripp-Allen
SHOT & EDITED BY Sam Davis
MUSIC BY Forrest Goodluck & Juan Kleban
FEATURING Ahtyirahm “Ahty” Allen, Pimm Tripp-Allen, Alme Allen, and the Karuk Dance Family
SUBMISSIONS ARE CLOSED FOR 2022
What is the #MyJustice Award ?
Odyssey Impact®, with generous support from Paramount and its initiative Content for Change Academy, partnered with DOC NYC this year and launched the inaugural #MyJustice Film Award. The award was created to recognize a film with a special social justice theme and a strong call to action. The $10,000 cash prize, and an Odyssey Impact led, six-month, National Social Impact Campaign was won this year by Long Line of Ladies, a film that amplifies themes of Indigenous Rights and Women’s Equality.
Odyssey Impact® will be part of DOC NYC’s Pro Virtual online event to help filmmakers better understand what an impact campaign actually is and how best to prepare for one. Odyssey will highlight last year’s DOC NYC Official Selection Descended from the Promised Land: The Legacy of Black Wall Street whose campaign will be ending, and will introduce this year’s winner, Long Line of Ladies.
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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, however it can be a combination with other country(s)
- The Filmmaker will provide a working link to the Film for evaluation purposes only
- Examples of types of justice topics are the following (these are not exclusive):
- Criminal/Economic/Racial Justice
- Indigenous rights
- Women’s Equality
- The deadline for entry is October 2, 2022
- Winners will be notified at the DOC NYC Film Festival on November 17, 2022
Terms & Conditions
- The Filmmaker agrees to work with the Odyssey Impact® Team who will create and produce a six-month Impact Campaign for the Film, which includes the Filmmaker attending online or in-person panels where possible.
- The Filmmaker must own the legal rights to represent and submit Film for the #MyJustice Film Award.
- The Filmmaker understands and agrees that the Film, if selected as the #MyJustice Film Award™ winner, may be used by Odyssey Impact® and/or its partners and sponsors for promotional purposes; and the Filmmaker permits the Award, Festival and its partners and sponsors, the right to use footage from the Film (or in its entirety), stills, synopsis, titles and/or information for such promotional purposes.
- If selected, the Filmmaker understands that they will share a download of the Film and other media including clips and images to Odyssey Impact®, Inc., and will grant it the non-exclusive right to share the Film via its social media, website, and exhibition channels for a period of the 6 months during the Impact Campaign with the option to join the Corporate Catalog for a longer duration if mutually agreed upon.
- The Filmmaker does not yet have a distributor for the Film, or alternatively the Film is not available to stream during the six-month Impact Campaign. The Film may have been shown on the festival circuit but must not have been screened publicly, virtually or in-person or otherwise, not have been broadcast, made available publicly online, commercially released or made available for download to the public.
- Judging: Submitted films will be reviewed by the judges of #MyJustice Film Award, whose decision is final. The winner will receive a $10,000 cash prize and a 6-month Impact Campaign utilizing the Film. The cash prize will be paid no later than two weeks after signing of the contract by both parties.
- The winner will be notified at DOC NYC Film Festival on November 17, 2022.
If you have read the above and still have questions, email: info (at) transformfilmsinc.com
The #MyJustice Film Award is made possible with the generous support from Paramount and its initiative Content for Change Academy.
The Content for Change Academy is a talent program that aims to remove barriers to entry for new storytellers, build equity, and invest in the industry’s next generation of leaders from nontraditional pathways.
Paramount’s global companywide, cross-brand initiative, Content for Change seeks to use the power of the company’s content creation ecosystem to break down the narratives that enable intolerance, hurtful stereotypes, and systemic racism to exist and grow. Informed and inspired BET’s groundbreaking campaign, Content for Change is centered on using scientific research, rigor, and data to transform ViacomCBS’ creative ecosystem across three pillars – the content it produces, the creative supply chain that powers it, and the culture that underpins everything the company does.