**Video Contest**


Strike One: Youth For Social Justice Video Contest

Contest Home

The American Latino Theatre presents our Youth for Social Justice Video Contest with cash and scholarship prizes totaling $50,000.

Each participant will create a short video based on one of the three Social Justice themes highlighted in the film Strike One.

Subject Matter Tips 

  • How does the movie connect Hollywood’s use of stereotypes to racial profiling?
  • What does Uncle Manny mean when he says he was sent to a “graduate school for criminals”?
  • How does the film’s title, Strike One, tie into the three strikes law?


The contest will entertain submissions in three categories.

  1. Youth division, ages 12 to 15.
  2. Junior division, ages 16 to 20.
  3. Open category, ages 21 to 34.

The Competition

Participants must complete entry application to submit with video link at americanlatinocinema.com. Submissions selected by committee will be loaded onto the Strike One YouTube channel.

The contest will determine the ultimate winners in a two round competition.

  1. The first round is open audience voting on YouTube. The top 25 vote-getters in each category will move on the second round.
  2. A jury of industry professionals will select 5 finalists in each category.

Submissions open: March 1, 2016

Deadline for submissions: July 1, 2016

Rules and Regulations: coming soon