Girls Impact the World Film Festival: Submit Short Films Focusing on Global Women’s Issues

Deadline: 15 January 2016

Harvard College Social Innovation Collaborative (SIC) and Connecther is currently inviting applications from high school and undergraduate college students to submit 3-5 minute short films for the Girls Impact the World (GITW) Film Festival. The film must focus on a variety of global women’s issues, including maternal health, micro finance initiatives, child-marriage, sex-trafficking, poverty alleviation, etc.

Winners will receive a monetary prize, film distribution channels via SIC, Connecther and Creative Visions networks, as well as an internship opportunity at Creative Visions in Los Angeles.

Focus areas

These issues include:

  • Political participation
  • Economic independence
  • Domestic and gendered violence
  • Maternal mortality
  • Poverty
  • Teen & child marriage
  • Sex trafficking and slavery
  • Women and girls in media
  • Women in Leadership
  • Education for Girls and Women
  • Women/Girls in STEM
  • Ending FGM
  • Water
  • Ending child marriage
  • Ending FGM
  • Gender pay gap – equal pay
  • Women and the environment

Prizes available

  • Grand Prize: $5000 cash prize and Creative Visions Foundation Internship Opportunity.
  • 1st Runner Up: $2500 cash prize and Creative Visions Foundation Internship Opportunity.
  • 2nd Runner Up: $1000 cash prize.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant(s) must be 25 or under on December 31, 2015 (special circumstances may be considered).
  • The GITW Film Fest Competition is not open to any resident of the following countries: U.S. export regulations prohibit the export of goods and services to Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria. Therefore residents of these countries/regions are not eligible to participate.
  • Each individual applicant may be involved in the making of up to two films. You may not enter more than two films.
  • Applicants can be high school and undergraduate college students of all nationalities.
  • Videos must either:
    • Raise awareness about critical issues affecting women and girls around the world or
    • Propose solutions to critical challenges faced by women.

Submission guidelines

  • Your film should be between 3 and 5 minutes long.
  • Your film must contain the provide End Marker still image.
  • Your film can be a narrative, documentary, investigative reporting,music video, animation, orcurated film (film collage).
  • Your film must be created after January 1, 2015.

How to Apply

Applicants can enter their videos on the GITW entry submission page available on the website.

For more information, please visit GITW Film Program.