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Entries Sought for 2nd Annual Show-Me Justice Film Festival

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG, MO (May 25, 2011) – Entries are now being accepted for the 2nd Annual Show-Me Justice Film Festival, planned for Oct. 13-15 on the campus of the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Mo.

The Show Me Justice Film Festival strives to raise awareness about social injustice by leveraging a variety of artistic media. This year’s festival is being coordinated by the UCM Department of Communication in coordination with the Warrensburg Arts Commission, the Greater Warrensburg Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau, and other civic organizations.

Filmmakers from around the world are encouraged to submit feature films and short animated, experimental, narrative, and documentary films that put a face on the many shades of injustice. Entries should be submitted through the online festival entry service Entry fees range from $20 to $40. The deadline to enter is Aug. 15, 2011.

The categories for the film festival include Feature Films (documentary or narrative), Documentary Short Films, Narrative Shorts, Experimental Shorts, and Animated Shorts. A special category also is available for Missouri student filmmakers in grades K-12.

“Our goal is to inspire individuals and communities toward collective action against social injustice like racism, sexism, poverty, and other social ills that plague our society,” said Mark von Schlemmer, festival director and a member of the UCM Department of Communications faculty. “We expect this film festival to have a significant impact on the community. It will bring together a confluence of business, the arts and human aspiration for freedom and justice.”

For more information, contact von Schlemmer at 785-550-4336.