Justice Everywhere | Docs/ology

Justice Everywhere is a film competition and prize for emerging filmmakers and minority voices who are creating visual works of art on topics of race, oppression, discrimination, struggle and justice. We seek to give voice to these important stories and say once and for all we will not be silent in our aim to promote equality, peace and unity for all people.

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Award PrizesGuidelines

A diverse jury including leading justice advocates, film industry executives, non-profit leaders and university film school professors will award prizes in three categories:


Best Feature Film



Best Short Film



Creative Storytelling Award


Best Feature Film and Best Short Film award winners will be screened at the 2018 Justice Film Festival presented by Docs/ology at the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture in New York City.

Filmmakers will be invited to attend and present their film, however JEFF is not offering travel or accommodations for this aspect of the prize.

The competition and prize is sponsored by Sword & Spoon, an organization of for-profit and not-for-profit partnerships with world-class filmmakers, writers, online media storytellers, musicians, and artists. Together with our partners, we seek to craft authentic narratives of honor, brokenness, beauty, and redemption.

The Justice Film Festival promotes and exhibits documentaries and short films from both well known and emerging filmmakers that shine a light on social justice and give voice to important issues and causes. The 6th annual Justice Film Festival will take place in New York City (date TBA).


We welcome films from all filmmakers, but to be eligible for cash prizes submitted films must meet the following criteria:

  • One of the creative principals (writer/director/producer) must be of Black, African American, Latino, Asian, Native American or Middle Eastern heritage or descent
  • Stories with a U.S. focus
  • All lengths welcome

Filmmakers can submit original works via FilmFreeway.com for free beginning November 1, 2017. Submission deadline is April 30, 2018. Prizes will be announced May, 2018.