GIRLS IMPACT THE WORLD FILM FESTIVAL CALL FOR ENTRIES ( PRIZE UP TO 25K)
Deadline is January 20, 2020!
The Girls Impact the World Film Festival is an annual event that focuses on issues facing women and girls around the world. High school and undergraduate students, submit your 3-6 minute short films that address global women's issues such as education for girls, maternal health, violence against women and girls, and a variety of other issues.
Winners will be awarded over $25K in prizes! The Red Carpet Event for the 2020 awards ceremony will be held in Austin, TX, USA
SUBMIT YOUR FILM TO WIN AMAZING SCHOLARSHIPS AND INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Students enrolled in high school or undergraduate programs are qualified to enter. If chosen as a finalist, filmmakers must provide proof of enrollment at their school/university. (Special circumstances may be considered for youth who are not in school.) Filmmakers must be 25 years old or under by the submission date of January 20, 2020.
All countries are welcome to participate, however, due to U.S. export regulations, we may have difficulty disbursing scholarship funds if winners are residents of Cuba, North Korea, Sudan, Iran, and/or Syria.
Films must be 3 to 6 minutes long.
- They must focus on a Girls Impact the World topic and/or propose solutions to one critical challenge within that topic.
Films must be created after January 1, 2019.
Be an original film that does NOT contain copyrighted material.
Original work should never be a copy or remake of another film. All Girls Impact the World Film Festival film submission must be original works made entirely by students. That means that scripts and storyboards, directing, cinematography, editing, etc., must be done by students aged 25 and under although teachers and advisers can offer input.
Actors and film subjects may be non-students.
Powerpoints will not be accepted.
Judges' Choice Grand Prize: $5000
Judges' Choice 1st Runner Up $2500
Judges' Choice 2nd Runner Up: $1000
Gems' Choice Grand Prize: $1000
People's Choice Winner: $2500 (based on the total number of fb likes + tweets - winner will be chosen from top 10 most popular) *
Most Innovative Film or Solution prize: $1000
Ian Somerhalder Foundation Green IS Prize - $2500
HONEST BEAUTY Prize - $2500
Global Impact Prize: $2,500
Stand Up Men Prize: $2,500
Girls in STEM Prize: $2,000
Let Girls Learn Prize: $1,000
GITW Issue Areas Include:
Economic independence for women and girls
Education for girls and women
Ending child marriage
Gender pay gap - equal pay
Global health for women and girls
Poverty affecting women and girls
Refugee Stories of women and girls
Sex trafficking and slavery of women and girls
Stand Up Men
Teen & child marriage
Violence against women
Women and girls in media
Women and girls in STEM
Women in business (leadership)
Women and the environment (including water issues)