The Girls Impact the World Film Festival, presented by 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 3-5 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.
Videos must EITHER:
(1) Raise awareness about current issues affecting women and girls around the world OR
(2) Propose solutions to current challenges faced by women
Please make sure your film addresses one of the issues below. Feel free to email email@example.com for questions.
(Green IS contestants, please see here for environmental related issue areas)
Domestic and gendered violence
Teen & child marriage
Sex trafficking and slavery
Women and girls in media
Women in Leadership
Education for Girls and Women
Applicant(s) must be 25 or under on December 31, 2013
(1) Currently enrolled undergraduates (global) OR
(2) Full-time high school students
(3) 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.
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. An official screening and red carpet will take place at the Harvard University campus in Cambridge, MA on February 22, 2014.
For More Information, Click HERE
“Opinion pieces of this sort published on RISE Networks are those of the original authors and do not in anyway represent the thoughts, beliefs and ideas of RISE Networks.”