Stories from the (poverty) Line national filmmaking challenge

Posted by Impact America on October 3, 2016

Impact America is launching the inaugural Stories from the Line national filmmaking challenge and invites undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates to submit four-minute documentary portraits that chronicle the experiences of families struggling to rise and remain above the poverty line in America.

Read more about the Stories from the Line Contest >

Entry and Prizes
The winning films will be posted to the Stories from the Line website and shared with thousands of university faculty members, nonprofits, advocacy organizations, and media outlets. The filmmakers will earn scholarships for undergraduate or graduate study – including a$10,000 scholarship grand prize.

The deadline for submissions is April 14, 2017.
See complete entry information >

Our Film Series
Stories from the Line presents bold, honest, and effective documentary portraits by students and young filmmakers from across the nation. Films navigate the complexities and nuances comprising the experiences of millions of hard-working families living at or near the poverty line.

Resources for Educators
Educators across the country can benefit from online access to the films, teaching materials, and suggested discussion questions provided by Impact America. Coupled with Stories from the Line film screenings, such discussions challenge viewers to re-examine relationships that exist within their own communities and actively seek a direct and comprehensive understanding of hidden and underlying issues that affect low-income families.

See how educators can get involved >

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