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

October 1st - 10th, 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 have a wonderful advantage in planning an online festival in that all the technology is already in place - Trinity United Church of Christ has been broadcasting worship services for over two decades. We will be up on a dedicated streaming service and Facebook live. 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 goal is 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 2019 Festival Awardees!



  • What Happened to Dujuan Armstrong? | Director Lucas Guilkey
  • Already Home | Director Victor Ramos
  • Jail or Yale: Young, Black, and Out of Options | Christopher Spence
  • In Pursuit of Justice | Director Gregg Jamback
  • The Sweetest Land | Director Jeffrey Teitler
  • Honey Bee | Director Sally Karam
   3rd place Justice for All Award | Where Justice Ends | Director George Zuber 
   2nd place Impact Award - Healing Trauma: Beyond Gangs and Prison | Director Robert Greenwald
   1st place Freedom Award | Dying Out Loud | Director Molly Denton
Healing Trauma: Beyond Gangs and Prison | Director Robert Greenwald
Alternatives Facts: The Lies of Executive Order 9066 | DirectorJon Osaki

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 • Southside Projections • Trinity UCC Ministries • Uri-Eichen Gallery • University Church of Hyde Park • Workers Rights Board of Jobs with Justice


2019 Sponsors

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