Call for Jurors: Rethinking Race Film Festival

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We are looking for avid and enthusiastic movie watchers willing to help us in rethinking race through the work submitted by the film makers.

The theme of the Rethinking Race Film Festival centers around the definition of race and our perceptions of race. The word “race” is broadly defined as distinct societal groupings based on shared physical or social attributes. The organizing committee kindly asks that all submissions consider the definition of race as purely a social construct for the manifestation of the concept of identity. The organizing committee especially welcomes submissions with a perspective beyond the ideational constructs designed by socially dominant groups, i.e. extending beyond topics focused on black – white race relations.

The film festival is held as part of the Rethinking Race, a two-week forum dedicated to discussing and examining, in-depth, race and race-related challenges.

The festival page can be found at filmfreeway.com/RethinkingRace. 

Each judge will receive assignments of five (5) submissions each for review. Subsequent screening assignments will be given upon completion of each assignment. We typically ask judges to complete their assignments within a week of receipt and to inform us as soon as possible if they are unable to complete their assignment. If there is no activity in screening films then a judge’s assignment will be reassigned to other judges. The criteria for screening the films will be distributed upon assignment. 

 

*Interested jurors should send an email to rtrff@uakron.edu with the title “RTR Film Fest Volunteer”.*

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