Race Forward is teaming up with Working Films to present Race Flicks, a micro-film festival and track of Facing Race: A National Conference being held in person in Phoenix, Arizona as a hybrid event on November 17-19, 2022.
Race Forward is pleased to be co-curating the Race Flicks track with Working Films, a national leader in the use of documentaries for social change and environmental justice. Race Flicks lifts up critical issues of racial justice through film and opportunities for activists, organizers, nonprofits, and others to use them to advance their work. The Facing Race and Working Films team will work with selected filmmakers to create dynamic programming. Given that the conference will take place in Arizona, this year’s in-person program will have a special focus on stories of racial justice and equity in the U.S. Southwest, told by media makers who are connected to the region. Films that focus more widely on issues facing the broader United States will also be considered and included in the virtual program. As in years past, the program will prioritize filmmakers who are telling stories about their own experiences, filmmaking that is accountable to and authentically represents the people and places featured, and films that hold great potential to build power among those who are directly impacted by the issues at hand.
Race Flicks focuses on showcasing the highest caliber filmmaking related to racial justice and strategies for using it to make an impact. The selected films will be chosen in large part because of the way they have been or could be used strategically by activists, organizers, nonprofits, and other institutions to advance their work for racial justice. To apply, please complete the application by April 15, 2022 including a preview link to screen your film.