We are just days away from the Oct. 2 submission deadline for the Second Annual Cause + Effect Progressive Film Festival, hosted by the Alliance for a Better Georgia.
The festival focuses on Georgia’s social, political, environmental and economic issues and last year’s winning films included everything from short documentaries on social justice to stop-motion animation films on the importance of earthworms.
Until Oct. 2, 2016 at midnight, Georgia filmmakers can submit 2-15 minute films that focus on an issue facing their communities. In the spirit of promoting accessibility to all, the festival is free to enter.
Cause + Effect will award a $1,000 cash grand prize to the winner, $500 to the second-place winner and $100 to the third-place filmmaker. All finalist films will screen in November 6th at Cine in Athens.
Cause + Effect director Brandon Hanick was recently interviewed on Athens NPR affiliate station WUGA about the festival.
“Film is a really powerful medium and it’s a medium that, frankly, a lot of people find very accessible,” said Hanick. “Essentially, we want to provide a platform for Georgia filmmakers to tackle important social, political, environmental or economic issues through film.”