The (In)Justice for All Film Festival is an exciting and groundbreaking event designed to raise awareness about the magnitude of the harm caused by mass incarceration by harnessing the creative energies of dedicated, socially conscious filmmakers. See these films, expand your mind, grow your heart, and join the movement for justice.

- Michelle Alexander

7th Annual (In)Justice For All Film Festival

RESCHEDULED to December 10-19, 2020


ALERTWith the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic, our festival committee has decided that we will be moving forward with our 2020 festival as planned. While our desire is to have a typical festival with multiple venues and events over a 10-day period, we are putting in place plans to hold a virtual festival using streaming technology for movie viewings and Zoom conferencing for interactive panel and filmmaker discussions. We are excited by the possibilities of the online festival! We will also be able to share with an audience of over 8,000 church members and over 30,000 social media followers on our various platforms. We fully expect our online presence to be a component of all future festivals!

We continue to be excited about what the future holds and hope that you - our audience, our filmmakers, and fellow activists - will be also.

For our festival veterans, be sure to read through our issue focus as we will really be prioritizing films that provide a clear call-to-action. One of the things that has made our festival so unique is that it is entirely free to attend. That is because our goals are to grow awareness of key justice issues, the epidemic of Mass Incarceration sitting atop our list of priorities and, importantly, to grow the contingent of grass roots activists working to address theses issues.


Congratulations to our 2020 Official Selections!

  • Wake | Director, Breeana Hinton

  • Trapped: Cash Bail in America | Directors, Garrett Hubbard & Chris L. Jenkins

  • The Thin Blue Variety Show | Producer, Kyle Andrews

  • The First Rainbow Coalition | Director, Ray Santisteban

  • Shattered Pieces | Directors, Kerry Ann Frazier & Chris Sanders

  • Raided | Director, Simon Davis-Cohen

  • Prison Circle | Director, Kaori Sakagami

  • "No More..." Hashtag Campaign | Director, Whitney Cusack

  • In Their Shoes: Unheard Stories of Reentry and Recovery
     | Director, Taylor Katsanis

  • Illegal | Director, Nick Alexander

  • Home Boy Joy Ride | Director, Paul Steinbroner

  • Gets Good Light | Director, Alejandra Parody

  • Get Woke Philly | Director, Gilberto Gonzalez

  • Get Vocal - A Day of Action on Bail Reform | Director, Kristina Teschner

  • Geographies of Racial Capitalism with Ruth Wilson Gilmore 
    | Director, Kenton Card

  • First Year OUT | Director, Valérie Manns

  • Face It | Director, Mia Neumann

  • Don't Forget Them | Director, Kamaran Karym

  • Cooked: Survival by ZIP Code | Director, Judith Helfand

  • Conviction | Director, Jia Wertz

  • Book By Its Cover | Director, Renee Fischer

  • Bayt Jadeed: Seeking Home | Directors, Danica Simonet & Mackenzie Kuhl

  • Augustus | Director, Jon Alston

  • A Better Way | Director, Clay Vaughan

  • 3 Day Eviction | Director, Brian L. Tan

The Next Movement is extremely thankful to our many partners, without whom our festival would not have nearly the impact, breadth, or depth that we are able to realize: 



Affordable Power and Justice • Art Works Project • Black and Pink • Black Law Students Association of Northwestern University School of Law • Cabrini Green Legal Aid • Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression • Chicago Community Bond Fund • Chicago Filmmakers • Chicago Metropolitan Association-Justice Witness Ministry • Chicago State University • Chicago Votes • Columbia Comfort Station • Community Film Workshop • Community Renewal Society • Co-prosperity Sphere • DePaul University • Doc Talk Show • Euclid Avenue United Methodist Church • Facets Cinematheque • Fellowship Christian Church of Oak Park • First Baptist Church of University Park • First Unitarian Church Chicago • Fourth Presbyterian Church/Interfaith Coalition Against Racism • Good News Community Church • Illinois Conference of the UCC, Justice Witness Ministry • Kartemquin Films • Lake Forest College • Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts • McCormick Theological Seminary • Mill Park Tower • Nehemiah Trinity Rising • Northeastern Illinois University-El Centro • Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law • St. James Cathedral, Chicago • St. Paul and the Redeemer • Positive Anti-Crime Thrust • Reel Black Filmmakers • St. Stephens Evangelical Lutheran Church • Scrappers Film Group • Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center • Service Employees International Union • South Shore Cultural Center • South Side Projections • Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation (SOUL) • Trinity UCC Ministries • Uri-Eichen Gallery • University Church of Hyde Park • Workers Rights Board of Jobs with Justice


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