Faces of Hunger: Short Film Festival Announces Call for Entries

August 5, 2016

Submitted by Maayan Laufer, Director of Programs, Palms for Life Fund


FOH(NEW YORK, NY) Aug 5, 2016 — The 2016 Faces of Hunger Short Film Festival (FOH), in association with New York University (NYU), announces its call for submissions nationwide in all categories, including documentary, narrative and animation.

The first and only film festival to focus on food insecurity, quality and waste in the United States, FOH is spurring a nationwide dialogue about the everyday realities that millions of Americans face.

Short films of up to 40 minutes in length can be submitted via Filmfreeway and Withoutabox before September 29, 2016. Professional filmmakers and those with 5000Prizefirsthand experience of food issues are encouraged to submit their films for a chance to win a $5000 grant towards their next project.

From the Mario Batali Foundation Award for filmmakers under 12 years old to an award for films shot on a mobile device, FOH is facilitating budding filmmakers to share their personal viewpoints on a basic human right – food.

Selected films will be screened alongside in-depth panel discussions with a space for conversation and refreshments on October 14 at the NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute in celebration of World Food Day.

For more information visit www.facesofhunger.org

About Faces of Hunger Short Film Festival

The inaugural FOH Film Festival is a creative venture of Palms for Life Fund and promises to be a staple in the activism-through-film calendar. Culminating in an evening of screenings and conversation hosted by the prestigious New York University, FOH has attracted chefs, industry experts, academics and activists to join its commitment to shedding light on this hidden reality. Palms for Life is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit. Festival headquarters are in New York City, NY.

About our Partners

FOH is supported by New York University, NYC Mayor’s Office, Mario Batali Foundation, Food Bank NYC, The Action Center, Alliance to End Hunger, A76 Production, and Arcadia Creative.

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