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Democracy 2020 Youth Film Challenge

The Challenge is a unique, national film competition produced by the Civic Life Project in partnership with JusticeAid. It invites students to generate civics-oriented videos that ultimately create a groundbreaking movement for young Americans to get engaged in our Democracy and to vote – to bring young people together as a community and provide a digital platform for them to be heard.

Enter and Win up to $7,000!

You or a group of you can share your voice on an issue you care deeply about in the 2020 election. Your film should have the power to convince young people like yourself of the importance of the issue, the reason to get involved and to engage your audience to go to the polls and vote.
You have the power, let your voice be heard!
Civic Life Project and Justice Aid

Civic Life Project

Civic Life Project was founded by Emmy Award winning filmmakers and educators to use the power of digital storytelling to engage and inform the next generation of citizens. Since its creation in 2010, Civic Life has overseen the production of more than 100 students produced films and produced a yearly national Youth Film Challenge.

Help us inspire young Americans to vote.

Voter turnout. especially among our youth. is alarmingly low. Yet the future of our democracy depends on the next generations of citizens’ The Democracy 2020 Youth Film Challenge was created to engage this critical generation, inspire civic action and drive young voters to the polls. If you believe, as we do, in the power of young voices to accomplish change. please support this unique initiative.

Use Our Toolbox To Create Your Videos

For the past 10 years the Civic Life Project has developed teaching tools and tutorials to help participants make the best films possible. We invite you to join us to our interactive webinar and to use our “Tool Box” where we offer advice and tips about every stage of production.


2 hours ago

Civic Life Project

“Reality changes; in order to represent it, modes of representation must change. We realized that the important thing was not the film itself but that which the film provoked. Above all, documentary must reflect the problems and realities of the present. It cannot regret the past; it is dangerous to prophesy the future.” ... See MoreSee Less

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14 hours ago

Civic Life Project

Behind the Scenes: Mistrust ... See MoreSee Less

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@civic_life Glad you are joining our #DigiURI. Going to be fun to talk about #CivicMedia and have the opportunity for people to learn from @civic_life. Cannot for next week workshop...

Guess who has a new website for the Democracy 2020 Youth Film Challenge? We do! We do! https://www.civiclifeawards.org/

How awesome would it be if they submitted to the Democracy 2020 Youth Film Challenge? Be sure to tune in for this mini series 7/18/2020. We love everything they are doing! #Repost @bigpicturealliance
Are you ready for this @vialuxmedia mini series?

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