Girls Impact the World Film Festival Entry Deadline: January 20, 2018

At Connecther, we are working to elevate the status of women and girls globally! We provide a platform for students to highlight issues that impact women and girls around the world through the medium of film. Students - show in film what you can do to change the story!

Attn: Students! Grades 9th - 12th… AND Underdgraduate Students:

WHAT: In partnership with Presenting Sponsor, Eloise DeJoria, Connecther is hosting our annual Girls Impact the World Film Festival. Currently, we're seeking original, short film submissions (3-6 minutes) from girls and boys that address global women's issues, such as: education for girls, maternal & global health, poverty alleviation, violence against women and girls, girls in STEM, women and the environment, beauty issues and more...
GUIDELINES: See all categories and guidelines here.
WHO: Seeking submissions from girls and boys, 9th - 12th grade + undergraduate students. See past winners here.
DEADLINE: January 20, 2018, ENTER HERE (Note: Green IS & Honest Beautydeadline Feb. 1, 2018).
WHERE: Submissions accepted online until January 20, 2018. The festival and awards ceremony to take place in Austin, TX at St. Andrews High School on Saturday April 7, 2018 (more details soon).

AWARDS: Winners will be awarded over $25K in prizes, scholarships and film industry mentorship + distribution.
JUDGES: See our past and present judges here!
***Would your students like to create a Connecther Global Chapter? Contact to get a chapter toolkit emailed to you!


Eligible prizes:
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)

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

Most Innovative Film or Solution prize: $1000

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  1. Tweet to the world by sharing this message on twitter: Girls Impact the World Film Contest for students - $25K in Prizes! Enter NOW #GITWFF 2018 @connecther
  1. Share this message on facebook, linkedin & google+: STUDENTS! Have a story to share about critical issues that are impacting women and girls globally? Share your films, advance women and girls and win over $25K in prizes! Enter NOW & Learn more at #GITWFF 2018

Thank you and we can't wait to see your films!

The Connecther Team

For details or questions contact:
 "spacer.gif"Important Dates:

  • Mark Your Calendar: Girls Impact the World Film Festival and Awards to take place on April 7, 2018 in Austin, TX!

Things to Know:

  • Top scholarship prize is $5,000!
  • Each student can enter up to two films (in two different categories)!
  • Finalist films are judged by prominent actors and industry experts!

Green IS & Girls In STEM prizes now open to all students under the age of 25 (including graduate students).