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We are pleased to announce the Girls Impact the World Film Festival 2016 Top 15 films that have advanced to the final round of judging! We hope you enjoy watching these spectacular films. The Top 15 films are in no particular order.

We want to thank all of the students who submitted their amazing films to the GITWFF 2016! We are overwhelmed by the passion, creativity and quality of the films.

The top 15 films will all be acknowledged at our Red Carpet Awards Ceremony and screening on April 2, 2016 at Harvard University. To see all finalist prizes go to the learn page and click the prizes tab. Winners will be announced and all prizes will be awarded at the Red Carpet Awards Ceremony at Harvard.

Additionally, A People's Choice award will be given (one film will be chosen by jugges from the ten films that have most likes and tweets.

*Some Films May Contain Strong Adult Themes

18 Ways Women Undo Gender Nazifa Alizada, Asian University for Women

While gender equality has come a long way in most developing countries, stereotypes and gender expectations still actively shape people's lives. This video shows how women and girl in different contexts respond to gender expectations and sexist remarks.



A Letter to Myself Amanda Neuhouser, Southern Illinois University

A letter to myself is a short film depicting a letter of inspiration to young girl in the midst of her struggling with her skin disorder . It touches upon beauty seen in the eyes of a child as well as the concept of learning a skill, such as learning to play piano, as the same type of work ethic you




Asma Pooja Khati, Asian University for Women

This is a story about a thirteen year old girl, Asma. She is not a normal child; she doesn't have a childhood. Neither she has friends nor she goes to school. Due to poverty and lack of opportunities, her life is limited in a Tea shop.



Beautiful? Brooke Madson, Eden Prairie High School

The definition of what it means to be "Beautiful" has changed drastically over the years. In this short film, I asked girls and women of different ages to tell me what they think makes a girl beautiful, as well as one thing they would like to change about themselves. Their responses show that it's t




Child For Sale Fiona Bock, The Hotchkiss School

“Child for Sale” is both real and raw, and presents the issue of child sex trafficking without shame or exploitation. It frames the issue of modern day slavery with respect for the people who have lived through it - ultimately showing that these children and young adults are not different from o



Dear Men, Listen Adityajit Singh Kang, Bennington College

Students of MCM DAV College, Chandigarh, India talk about women's empowerment in India. This is a direct message to society - explicit and unedited - by women, about women. There's no other way of putting it.




Emily's Story Anusha Yedla, Alfonso De Diego, University of Maryland College Park

A young, 13-year-old girl is sold to a sex trafficker by a family member. This video talk about her journey and the only solution the girl found available.



GIRL Eliana Kontokanis , Saint Francis High School

This is an attempt to portray the thought process of someone with an eating disorder. The misrepresentation of women in media and unrealistic beauty standards for girls have drastically increased eating disorders in young girls and women. The film is intended to spark a conversation of the issue.




Giving a voice Akriti Manandhar, Asian University for Women

This documentary is about a cleaner working at Asian University for Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh. It shows the social and economic challenges she has to face while supporting her family through her earnings. It is an effort to give a voice to what she has to say about the society she is living in



Just a girl... R' Myni Watson , Jackson State University

This is a narrative about two women who lost their lives due to domestic violence and suicide. Women are victimized by the views of society, others opinions and actions, and even themselves. This video is meant to educate viewers about issues that women and girls face in their lives.




LORENZA Enriqueta Noriega, Miami Dade College

Lorenza a Young girl, wants to be like her super hero Xena, but her mom won't appreciate her little girl dressing like a warrior.



On Shaving Cate Gillham, Ruby Bowman, St. Stephen's Episcopal School

Women discuss shaving and highlight the generational divides in our culture with the taboo subject. Speaking to disease, media, and honest beauty, "On Shaving" is an exploration.




Scarred Reality Halimah Tariq, The Institue Of Legal Studies(University Of London)

A short documentary based on the evils of acid attacks in Pakistan and the consequences it has wrought on four survivors of this abuse. The film also features the women responsible for uplifting the victims and rebuilding them a place in society as independent, strong and empowered individuals.



WOMAN FACING VIOLENCE ISHARA MUSIMWA Gentil, MURHULA Bahizire Gauthier and CIKURU Sambo Yvette, UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE BUKAVU

This film is a testimony of a woman from LUHAGO (in South Kivu) who was victim of rape. She is speaking about the manner they have been caught and taken away in the forest where they underwent many atrocious terrors during 3 days but she got to escape. Due to this situation, she still have some psy




You're Not Alone Macie Lemons, Amelia Lemons, McKinney North Highschool

This documentary interviews a sexual assault nurse and three sexual assault cases that she investigated and testified in. Each story explores the emotional and violation a sexual assault victim goes through, as well as society and the public's views.The film also recognizes the importance of awarene