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

August 12 - 21, 2021


With the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic, our festival committee, along with many others, decided 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 and 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.


Congratulations to our 7th Annual Film Festival 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 2021 partners, without whom our festival would not have nearly the impact, breadth, or depth that we are able to realize: 


Affordable Power and Justice  • Black Law Students Association of Northwestern University School of Law  • Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression • Chicago Community Bond Fund •  Chicago Metropolitan Association-Justice Witness Ministry • Community Renewal Society • Euclid Avenue United Methodist Church • Gorham United Methodist Church • Interfaith Coalition Against Racism • Kartemquin Films • McCormick Theological Seminary • Nehemiah Trinity Rising • Positive Anti-Crime Thrust • South Side Projections • Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation (SOUL) • Trinity UCC Ministries • Uri-Eichen Gallery

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Financial Sponsors

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We also recognize the many partners who over the years have contributed to the success of the (In)Justice For All Film Festival International.

Affordable Power and Justice • Art Works Project • Black and Pink • Chicago Filmmakers •  • Chicago State University • Chicago Votes • Columbia Comfort Station • Community Film Workshop • Co-prosperity Sphere • DePaul University • Doc Talk Show • Facets Cinematheque • Fellowship Christian Church of Oak Park • First Baptist Church of University Park • First Unitarian Church Chicago • Fourth Presbyterian Church • 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 • Mill Park Tower • Northeastern Illinois University-El Centro • Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law • St. James Cathedral, Chicago • St. Paul and the Redeemer • Reel Black Filmmakers • St. Stephens Evangelical Lutheran Church • Scrappers Film Group • Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center • Service Employees International Union • South Shore Cultural Center • Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation (SOUL) • Uri-Eichen Gallery • University Church of Hyde Park • Workers Rights Board of Jobs with Justice