Show Me Justice Film Festival


Years running: 12 (since 2011)

Show Me Justice Film Festival

International Film Festival: social justice issues.


The Show Me Justice Film Festival strives to raise awareness about social injustice. Through the art of film, our goal is to inspire individuals and communities toward collective action against social injustice like racism, sexism, poverty, substance abuse, and other social ills that plague our society.

Filmmakers from around the world are encouraged to submit feature films, and short animated, experimental, narrative, and documentary films that put a face on the many shades of injustice. The films selected for screening will compete for prizes based on their artistic competence, creativity, and exploration of the festival theme.


  • Feature Films,
  • Short Features,
  • Narrative Shorts,
  • Documentary Shorts,
  • Experimental Shorts & Animated Shorts.


We offer up to four cash awards and uniquely designed trophies for films selected by our jury as outstanding films and for audience favorite awards. 



  • Short: under 20 min.,
  • Short Feature: 20-60 min.

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • Fill out entry form,
  • Pay entry fees,
  • Send 3 DVDs with submitted film by mail or download file via Filmfreeway.

Additional Information

The filmmaker is responsible for the arrangements and cost of shipping the screening copy to the Show Me Justice Film Festival along with press kit materials.

Selection Media Type

  • DVD
  • Internet
  • digital format

Screening Media Type

  • MOV

Audio language:


Subtitles language:


Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Mark von Schlemmer (Director); Ryan Cannon (Associate Director); Sarah Craig (Production Coordinator).



United States
Warrensburg, Missouri

Official Website



The Show Me Justice Film Festival
Martin Bldg., Room 126
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Mark von Schlemmer, Ph.D, Festival Director

Phone: 660.543.4364

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    September 01, 2020
  • Earlybird Deadline
    October 15, 2020
  • Regular Deadline
    November 15, 2020
  • Notifications
    January 15, 2021
  • Event Dates
    7 — 9 April 2021
Categories & Fees
  • Earlybird Deadline — $5
  • Regular Deadline — $10
  • Earlybird Deadline — $10
  • Regular Deadline — $30
  • Earlybird Deadline — $5
  • Regular Deadline — $15
  • Earlybird Deadline — $10
  • Regular Deadline — $30
  • Earlybird Deadline — $5
  • Regular Deadline — $15

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