Girls Impact the World Film Festival

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The Girls Impact the World Film Festival is an annual event that focuses on issues facing women and girls around the world. Submit your 3-6 minute short films that address global women’s issues and win over $25K in prizes! The Red Carpet Event for the 2020 awards ceremony will be held in Austin, TX, USA – date TBD. The deadline is on 20 January 2019.

Opportunity for youth

This year’s issue areas for the videos include:

  • Economic independence for women and girls
  • Education for girls and women
  • Ending child marriage
  • Ending FGM
  • Gender pay gap – equal pay
  • Global health for women and girls
  • Honest Beauty
  • Maternal mortality
  • 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)

Prizes for category winners and runners-up are worth $2500 and $1000, respectively and the  Judges’ Choice Grand Prize is worth $5000.

Main criteria

  • High school and undergraduate students of all genders are eligible to submit the entries. 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.
  • You may enter up to two films as long as they address two separate topics. Actors and film subjects may be non-students. Powerpoints will not be accepted.

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