Connecther Presents:

Gitw FILM GALLERY

ALL FILMS ARE VIEWABLE ONLINE. SEARCH BY CATEGORY ABOVE AND SCROLL DOWN TO VIEW FILMS. ALL PAST FILMS ARE VIEWABLE ON OUR YOUTUBE PAGE AND PAST WINNERS CAN BE FOUND HERE.

We want to thank all of the students who submitted their amazing films to the GITWFF 2019! We are overwhelmed by the passion, creativity and quality of the films. Finalists will be announced on this page no later than March 15, 2020.

The top films will all be acknowledged at our Red Carpet Awards Ceremony and screening on Sunday, April 12, 2020 in Austin, Texas. Winners will be announced and all prizes will be awarded at the Red Carpet Awards Ceremony in Austin.

Additionally, A People's Choice award will be given (one film will be chosen by judges from the ten films that have most likes). If you have questions, pleases email filmfest@connecther.org.

*Some Films May Contain Mature themes

Judges’ Choice Top 5

A Film for Gugu By Aida Namukose, African Leadership Academy, South Africa

Dignity By Rachel Deva Rani Dharmapalan, Oakland School for the Arts, USA

Lucia By Gerardo Torres Hernández, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexico

We Could Be Champion Too By Novera Hasan Nikkon, Jagannath University Dhak, Bangladesh

What I Love Most By Nguyen Thi Kieu Oanh, Academy of Journalism and Communication, Vietnam


Global Impact

Dilemma By Diana Senator Lyoto, Catholic university of health and allied sciences (CUHAS), Tanzania

In Search of Rekha Hasda By Hasanul Hoq and Abu Owazed Sah Showmik Jagannath University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Surviving Burns By Mallika Sehgal, FLAME University, India


Green IS (Environment)

Ecovillage Brachoua By Fatima Mouhammou, Abdelmalek Essady University, Morocco

Introduction to Reusable Menstrual Cups By Taryn Everdeen, Paston College, United Kingdom

What I Love Most By Nguyen Thi Kieu Oanh, Academy of Journalism and Communication, Vietnam


Honest Beauty

Girls and Dolls By Megan K Palmer, SUNY Geneseo, USA

Make Me Divine By Bobbi Broome, Kent State University, USA

Pitt Soley By Rigodon Soeurette, Faculte d'Ethnologie, Haiti

The Skin Tone Rule By Amanda Gordon, New York University, USA

#BuyOurProduct By Sharlene Richards and Cailyn Hoertz, Savannah College of Art and Design, USA


Ending Violence

GONE By Haythem Makhlouf, ISIMA, Tunisia

She Matters By Suhayl Omar, Riara University, Kenya

Surviving Burns By Mallika Sehgal, FLAME University, India


Stand Up Men

Stand Up Men By Emily Seshadri, University of London, United Kingdom

Tumaini By ISHARA MUSIMWA Gentil, NADEGE CIBOGO Felista, Université Catholique de Bukavu and Université Officielle de Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo

We Could Be Champion Too By Novera Hasan Nikkon, Bangladesh


Let Girls Learn (Education)

A Film for Gugu By Aida Namukose, African Leadership Academy, South Africa

Aya's Home By Aidan Ellis, St. Stephen's Episcopal School, USA

Bangladesh's Girls By Inaya Ahmed, The Lawrenceville School, USA

Dilemma By Diana Senator Lyoto, Catholic university of health and allied sciences (CUHAS), Tanzania

In Search of Rekha Hasda By Hasanul Hoq and Abu Owazed Sah Showmik Jagannath University, Dhaka, Bangladesh


Best Film Production

A Heist of One's Own By Pubali (Priya) Ghosh, Savannah College of Art and Design, USA

Roles Reversed By Olivia Lovito, Savannah College of Art and Design, USA

Ruza By Raashi Metkari, FAMU International, Czech Republic


Women in Tech

Change the World by Promoting Girls in STEM By Lilia Becker, Shipley School, USA

GEMS: Girls Empowered by Math & Science By Sadie Price-Elliott, Sussex County Technical School, USA

The Science Behind the STEM Gender Gap By Tiffany Fang, High Technology High School, USA


GEMs Choice

Child Marriage Robbed Me of My Childhood By Suzete Da Graça André, Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique

Lucia By Gerardo Torres Hernández, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexico

She Matters By Suhayl Omar, Riara University, Kenya


Most Innovative Solution

As Girls / As Women Gillian Ryan Dittmer, Rider University, USA

Aya's Home By Aidan Ellis, St. Stephen's Episcopal School, USA

Ecovillage Brachoua By Fatima Mouhammou, Abdelmalek Essady University, Morocco

One Letter or Other By Natalia Stefanni and Aguilar Fernandes, PUC-Campinas, Brazil


People’s Choice:

GONE By Haythem Makhlouf, ISIMA, Tunisia

Lucia By Gerardo Torres Hernández, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexico

Silently Sorry By Meghan Montminy, Pelham High School, USA

Tumaini By ISHARA MUSIMWA Gentil, NADEGE CIBOGO Felista, Université Catholique de Bukavu and Université Officielle de Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo