About the Competition
The Forum on Law, Culture & Society’s annual International Short Film Competition was created in 2011 with the thought that independent filmmakers from all around the globe would share their original short films on legal, social justice, and human right issues with the FOLCS audience. 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. We accept films in any genre, including documentary, animation, and drama.
The annual international film competition offers independent and emerging filmmakers the chance to screen their work in New York City and creatively engage the public in discussions regarding justice and popular culture.
Films should run 20 minutes or less, there is no minimum runtime requirement.