Harvard College Social Innovation Collaborative (SIC) and the Connecther are delighted to invite entries for the Girls Impact the World Film Festival 2018. The Girls Impact the World Film Festival, an initiative of the Harvard College Social Innovation Collaborative (SIC) and Connecther, is a film festival and scholarship program in which high school and undergraduate college students submit 3-6 minute short films that focus on a variety of global women’s issues, including maternal health, microfinance initiatives, child-marriage, sex-trafficking, poverty alleviation, etc.
Your films will tell stories about girls and women that raise awareness, envision in film the possibilities of our time for females globally, and propose solutions, all the while providing the young adult voice an outlet in a compelling medium.
Confirmed judges include Ian Somerhalder, Christy Turlington Burns (founder of Every Mother Counts), Jeff Skoll (founder of Participant Media, responsible for films such as An Inconvenient Truth, Syriana, North Country, etc), Jean Oelwang (CEO of Virgin Unite), and Zainab Salbi (Founder of Women for Women International). To see our full list of judges, including two Nobel Laureates, please visit the official website.
(1) Raise awareness about current issues affecting women and girls around the world AND/OR
(2) Propose solutions to current challenges faced by women
- Winners will receive a monetary prize and film distribution channels via Connecther.
- An official screening and red carpet will take place in Austin, TX in the spring of 2017.
- GITW gives the opportunity to get scholarship up to 20,000 USD.
- GITW is an ANNUAL Film Festival.
Eligibility for Participants:
- Applicant(s) must be 25 or under on December 31, 2016 (special circumstances may be considered)
- Currently enrolled undergraduates (global) OR Full-time high school students
- 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.
- Sponsor prizes including Green IS, Honest Beauty & Innovation Prize are chosen by sponsors and may include films directed and produced by graduate students.
- Each individual applicant may be involved in the making of up to two films. You may not enter more than two films.
Eligibilities for Video:
- Videos must EITHER:
(1) Raise awareness about critical issues affecting women and girls around the world OR
(2) Propose solutions to critical challenges faced by women
Eligible Regions: 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. All countries other than these are eligible.
- Before submitting, please check:
- Does your film address at least one of the GITW issue areas (see guidelines page)?
- A GREEN IS entries, please check the box in the website, “Enter this film into the Green IS Contest”.
- Is your film between 3 – 6 minutes?
- Are you a current high school or undergraduate student?
- Is your submission an ORIGINAL film?
- Did you include the End Marker still image in your film?
- Please read ALL Film Requirements before submitting your film.
- For application just follow the guidelines:
- Follow all Film Requirements
- Enter your video on the GITW entry submission page.
- Share, share and share your video from the GITW gallery. The more you share, the more likely you will win the People’s Choice Award!
- Upon becoming a finalist, before being eligible for prizes, you must provide proof of enrollment at your school/university.
- That’s it, wasn’t that easy!
Application Deadline: January 20, 2018