Premiere Restorative Justice Film Festival Winners

Premiere Restorative Justice Film Festival Winners

The Colorado Restorative Justice Council is pleased to announce the winners of the Premiere Restorative Justice Film Festival, which were originally announced September 27th at the 2016 Restorative Justice Practices Conference

Looking Through a Restorative Lens

Winner of the Short Film - CO Department of Corrections Victim Services - High Risk Victim Offender Dialogue


Chasing Smoke 

Winner of the Full Length Feature Film

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Both of these programs offer excellent models of what is possible with restorative justice practices. We hope you watch them and use them in your community. For a list of honorable mention winners please download the list here.

The criteria for the film selection was:

  • Original Film/Video that promotes and educates about restorative justice practices  
  • Creators credited in film and contact information provided as a part of submission  
  • Values and principles of restorative justice practices are clearly indicated in the film/video  
  • Selection committee will consider creativity, artful lens, storyline, emotional impact, value to furthering restorative justice practices  
  • Made and/or released within the last 5 years (films/videos not yet released are eligible.)  
  • Trailers may be submitted but will not be considered for the prize  
  • Length can run up to 90 minutes for this event  
  • Two Categories of winners will be selected
    • Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences defines a short film as an original motion picture that has running time of 40 minutes or less including all credits.
    • Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences defines a full length feature film as an original motion picture that has running time of over 40 minutes including all credits.

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