Girls Impact the World Film Festival: Request for Submissions

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.

Films will: 

  1. Raise awareness about current issues affecting women and girls around the world AND/OR
  2. Propose solutions to current challenges faced by women

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.

For more information, please refer to http://www.connecther.org/gitw/learn.

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$1,000

Deadline

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January 18th, 2016

How to Apply

About This Funding Opportunity

Eligibility Details

  • 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.

Application Guidance

Issues to address 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

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.

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