Featuring a screening of the finalists’ films of the FOLCS International Short Film Competition.
**Finalists films to be announced.
This FREE event will include a red carpet, post-screening discussion with finalist filmmakers, audience voting, and awards presentation.
The FOLCS Awards Night plays host to emerging filmmakers, screening a diverse set of legal-themed shorts from around the world. This is the closing night of the competition and will include a red carpet and an awards presentation for Best Short, 2nd and 3rd places, Outstanding Woman Filmmaker, Young Filmmaker, and Best Screenplay. Additionally, members of the audience will have the opportunity to vote on which short will receive the Audience Favorite Award. In keeping with FOLCS Film Series tradition, at this red-carpet event, the finalist filmmakers have been invited to and will participate in a post-screening discussion about their films.
FOLCS believes that film is a powerful way to address issues of injustice and human rights. Movies and documentaries, beyond being entertaining, can be enlightening; they can be a catalyst for conversation and a call for social change. The International Short Film Competition seeks to give a platform to these emerging voices.
About the FOLCS International Short Film Competition:
The Forum on Law, Culture & Society’s annual International Short Film Competition was created in 2011 in conjunction with the annual FOLCS Film Series. Independent and aspiring filmmakers from around the globe are invited to submit original short films on a legal theme. Entrants are free to construe this theme broadly and choose any subject in which the relationship between law, justice, and society can be fashioned into a unique visual story. The films can be about rights that have been denied, harms that have gone unaddressed, courtroom decisions that are in desperate need of an appeal, government regulations and statutes that are fundamentally unfair, or attempts to express what “justice” really means. (e.g., documentary, drama, animation, comedy) is permitted.
**Ticket reservations for this event will open on March 15th, 2018**
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