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 3-6 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).
(1) Raise awareness about current issues affecting women and girls around the world AND/OR (2) Propose solutions to current challenges faced by women
These issues include:
- Political participation
- Economic independence
- Domestic and gendered violence
- Maternal mortality
- 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
- 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.
- Winners Receive over $USD 20k in Prizes
- Grand Prizes: $5,000
- First Runner Up: $2,500
- Second Runner up: $USD1,000
- Peoples’ Choice $2,500 and many more prizes!