The Workers Unite Film Festival is a celebration of global labor solidarity in New York City each May
Festival Awards 2014
We are proud to announce our 2014 Workers Unite Film Festival Awards.These awards are for the best films in each category about workers lives, their daily struggles and their fights, here at home and around the world, to organize into unions and save them from the recent attacks of the global 1%.
With over 50 films from May 9th until May 19th, it was a difficult task, but we are sure you will find these films deserve their prizes.
A Quick Note
The Festival kindly requests that all filmmakers try their best to use union labor in the creation of their films. Local craft guilds and unions in most cities will work for a "documentary rate" if asked. Please try this first.
About the Festival
The Workers Unite Film Festival is a celebration of Global Labor Solidarity.
The Festival aims to showcase student and professional films from the United States and around the world which publicize and highlight the struggles, successes and daily lives of all workers in their efforts to unite and organize for better living conditions and social justice.
We are now a not-for-profit -501(c)(3) organization.
National Writers Union announces:
By Lorre Fritchy
"Chinese Delivery Man"
by Isaac Ho
More information on other category winners to come soon.
Take Action Now
Since 2006, more than 1800 garment workers have died in preventable fires and building collapses while sewing clothing for companies like Gap, H&M, and Walmart. Two years after 29 workers died in a fire at a Gap supplier in Bangladesh, Gap is still refusing to pay for reforms and join with other companies in a binding fire safety agreement that includes worker representation. Until there is real change, any day there could be another factory fire or building collapse with workers locked inside.
JOIN A BANGLADESHI FACTORY FIRE SURVIVORS AND LOCAL ACTIVISTS TO CALL ON THE GAP TO PAY 10 CENTS MORE PER GARMENT TO SAVE WORKERS’ LIVES!