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Welcome to the Docs in Action Compilation and Tour Application Form.

The deadline for applications is 11:59 pm ET on Dec 7, 2020.

To start your application, click on the “More” button in the Docs in Action program box below. The next screen will ask you to register.

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Working Films recognizes the power of stories to inform and inspire. We build partnerships between nonfiction media-makers, nonprofit organizations, educators, and advocates to advance social justice and environmental protection. We help filmmakers raise public consciousness and create meaningful change and measurable impact.

Through this call-for-media, Working Films and our partners at the Center for Political Education, Critical Resistance, MPD150, and Survived & Punished, are looking for short films to define and amplify what prison industrial complex (PIC) abolition means, and to inspire people to imagine and take action toward a world without police and prisons.

Filmmakers are invited to submit short films, excerpts of feature length films, and multi-platform projects. Screening rights fees will be paid to selected films. We will also provide free impact consultation to selected filmmakers and offer peer-to-peer networking and other supportive opportunities. An emphasis will be placed on films that feature personal stories, as well as media made by people who are directly impacted by the policies and related issues at hand (i.e: people who are or were incarcerated, people whose family has been impacted by the PIC, etc.). Please do not apply if your film is not available for public use.

For more information visit: http://www.workingfilms.org/abolition. If you have questions, please contact us at info@workingfilms.org.

We look forward to your submission!

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