Past Event

Looking for Democracy: Film & Video Contest - Call for Entries

The Public Square, a program of the Illinois Humanities Council; Independent Television Service (ITVS); Kartemquin Films; Independent Feature Project Chicago; Columbia College Television & Film Departments, Chicago Access Network Television; Chicago Short Film Brigade; Critical Encounters: Fact & Faith; and Reeltime Independent Film and Video Forum present…

Looking for Democracy:  2nd Annual Film & Video Contest 
Call for Entries!

In this historical moment abuzz with potential, many are grappling with the possibilities for change. As we face economic crisis and calls for racial, environmental, and human justice, how are we creating and sustaining democracy?

Do you have an idea for a provocative remix that challenges the concept of ownership or a thought-provoking public service announcement that describes what it means to be green in your ‘hood? Where do you see democracy in your life, where you work, go to school, or in your community? Now is your chance to be radically creative and show the world what democracy, making it and sustaining it, means to you!

Submit a short film to our Looking for Democracy: How to Make It, How to Sustain It 2nd Annual Film Contest. Any genre is fair game: documentary, narrative, experimental, remix, music video, public service announcement, etc.

You can submit more than one video. Videos must be 5 minutes or less in length. Postmark deadline: Friday, January 8, 2010.

For rules, resources, prizes and submission information visit us online, or please contact Charlotte King at The Public Square at 312.422.5580 x232 or

This program is part of The Public Square’s Looking for Democracy, series made possible in part by the Woods Fund of Chicago.

Chicago Public Radio – WBEZ 91.5FM is the media sponsor of this contest.

Old State Capitol is the Central Illinois resource for the film contest.

Image courtesy Guillermo Bert, from “Greed, Power and Democracy, A Dangerous Liaison (Triptych)”

For more information, call 312.422.5580