Saturday, 7 January 2017

Girls Impact the World Film Festival 2017

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About Girls Impact the World Film Festival 2017

Details of Girls Impact the World Film Festival 2017

The competition is conducted by CONNECTHER annually which aims to elevate the status of women and girls everywhere.
→ The participants must ensure that the submitted video either

Girls Impact the World Film Festival Important Dates

Events Date
Girls Impact the World Film Festival Entries Begins  May 1, 2016
Girls Impact the World Film Festival Entries Ends January 18, 2017
Girls Impact the World Film Festival Finalist judging ends February 20, 2017

Girls Impact the World Film Festival Genre

Violence against women Maternal mortality Global health Poverty
Teen & child marriage Sex trafficking and slavery Women and girls in media Honest Beauty
Women in leadership Education for girls and women Women and girls in STEM Water
Ending child marriage Ending FGM Gender pay gap - equal pay Women and the environment
Refugee Stories Stand Up Men Economic Independence Political Participation

Who can participate

Both Male and Female can apply. All India region can apply.
The participants should be enrolled in undergraduates program (global) OR should be a full-time high school student.
→ One director (Participant) is allowed to enter maximum 2 short movies in the competition.

Scholarship Reward

The winners will be rewarded by the Girls Impact the World Film Festival conducting body as follows-

Award Amount                        
Judges' Choice Grand Prize $5000
Judges' Choice 1st Runner U $2500
Judges' Choice 2nd Runner Up $1,000
Gems' Choice Grand Prize $1,000
People's Choice Winner $2500
Most Innovative Film or Solution prize $1,000
Ian Somerhalder Foundation Green IS Prize $2500
Honest Beauty Prize $2500
Global Impact Prize
$2500
Stand Up Men Prize $2500
Girls in STEM Prize $1,000
Let Girls Learn Prize $1,000

Application form and Process

The participants have to enter their short movie only on the official website of the competition at http://www.connecther.org by following the steps given below

 Click Here to enter your Short Movie

  • Step - 1

→ First, the participant (Director of the short film) will have to provide personal details such as name, full address, city, state & zip code, phone number, valid email id, grade, the name of the school, name of the country.

  • Step - 2

  1. Title
  2. Date of release
  3. Running time
  4. Genre
  5. Name of the producer

  • Step - 3

→ Write a Brief Synopsis and Filmmakers Bio

  • Step - 4

→ Select the topic that the film addresses

Girls Impact the World Film Festival Entry Submission

The participants can submit their short movie only through online mode on the official website at http://www.connecther.org. After filling the application form the participants have to enter the link of the short movie made by them in the box given there.

  • The length of the short movie sent by the participants must be between 3-6 minutes.
  • The short film must be an original work of the participant and it should not infringe any copyright or ownership agreements. 
  • At the end of the short film, the participants have to add a slide that shows at least 2 or more organizations that are working on solutions to the issue area that the participants address in their short film.
  •  The film must contain the following still image as End Marker.


Selection Process

Judges of the competition will evaluate the short film sent by the candidates for the award in each category on the basis of following criteria

  • Clarity and impact of message
  • Creativity in presentation
  • Feasibility of solution
  • Most innovative solution
  • Screenplay / Script
  • Cinematography / Editing

Girls Impact the World Film Festival Judges

The following personalities are selected as judges for the competition

  • Abdulhamid Juma
  • Christy Turlington Burns
  • Eloise Dejoria
  • Elizabeth Avellan
  • Ian Somerhalder
  • Jean Oelwang
  • Jeff Skoll
  • Leymah Gbowee
  • Muhammad Yunus
  • Nikki Reed
  • Pat Mitchell
  • Robb Moss
  • Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
  • Zainab Salbi

Contact Details
Email: filmfest@connecther.org

Last Date: 20/02/2017

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