**DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS EXTENDED!**
**NOW DUE JULY 15, 2012!**
Beginning as a ragged camp on Wall Street’s doorstep last September, the Occupy movement quickly exploded into one of the most powerful social movements in decades. Within weeks hundreds of encampments sprung up on Main Streets around the world, decrying the vise grip on power by the wealthiest 1%, and demanding true political and economic democracy for the 99%. Bursting with determination and creativity, the Occupy movement transformed the national debate from austerity to inequality.
Occupy has inspired countless artists to produce visionary collaborative projects, short art films and sweeping documentaries capturing the spirit of the movement. On the first anniversary, at a premiere independent cinema in downtown New York City, Occupy the Film Festival is bringing together the most compelling and innovative films of the movement, from its roots in the Spanish Indignados, the Arab Spring and American factory floor occupations, to the mini-societies that blossomed in public squares, to the post-encampment community organizing around home foreclosures, corporate regulation, labor and immigrant struggles, and student debt.
OCCUPY THE FILM FESTIVAL!
Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10003
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 @ 6 PM & 8:30 PM
and SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 @ 7:30 PM
We are now inviting the submission of shorts and feature-length films directly about the Occupy Wall Street movement around the world, as well as films that more broadly address its concerns:
*Why did “occupy” ignite the imagination from conservatives to anarchists? What is the response of already occupied communities from Hawaii to Palestine?
*How did the divide between the 99% and the 1% come about? How does this concentration of power affect our world?
*Can virtual organizing replace public space?
*How can local and horizontal organizing be scaled up?
*As Occupy meets state repression and confronts internal tensions, how will the movement grow and make the change the 99% demands?
*What are creative, alternative visions for a new society?
TO SUBMIT YOUR FILM, CLICK ON “SUBMISSION FORM” ABOVE.
ALL SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE BY JULY 15, 2012.
FILMS SELECTED WILL BE ANNOUNCED BY AUGUST 1, 2012.
Mainstream media bias and blackouts means this movement is poorly understood. Come share the real stories the 1% doesn’t want you to see. Experience the new world of the 99%.
Brought to you by a coalition of radical media organizers and artists, Occupy the Film Festival will feature a full weekend of festivities, including prominent guest speakers, interactive screenings, an Occupy fashion show, an Occupy photography exhibit by award-winning artists, and guerrilla projections.
Thank you for your interest in Occupy the Film Festival!