Connecther Presents:



Voting for GITW 2018 ends on March 1, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST. Please VOTE for your favorite films by "liking" and "tweeting" their films from the GITW film gallery. Our $2500 cash prize people's choice award will be presented to one winner based on the total number of fb likes + tweets - (The People's Choice Winner will be chosen by judges from the Top Ten films that receive the highest number of votes). To see all prizes go to the learn page and click the prizes tab.

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Violation Sarah Kutchinski, Grandville High School

Women have suffered for many years as the victims of rape and sexual harassment. For too long, their stories have not been believed and this issue has not been addressed, but the movement to end this has come. Many women have found the courage to speak up and let their voices be heard, and together

The Undeniable Beauty Within Us Terezie Cizkova, SZŠ Brno, Jaselska High School

This video is dedicated to all the young women all over the world struggling with a low confidence, or struggling of being single. With this video I want to inspire and motivate other girls to focus on themselves, on their wishes, goals and dreams before anything else, and to find their purpose in t

eventually, it goes away Aruzhan Dossymkozha, Inzhu Dosmagambet, Turan University

This video is about Violence Against Women and Girls. Brief story sequence: social survey about the coherence between girls' clothes and raping, project 'Mother's house' , interview of girls, who were raped and got pregnant, proposal for solving the problem

Fries Chloe Callahan, Horseheads High School

"Fries" aims to highlight the unfortunate similarities between how woman and food are shown on screen, in addition to the difference between how women see themselves and how women are seen on TV and in movies.

beau•ty Brittany Slick, Ketchikan High School

Women of all ages, sizes, and races come together to raise awareness on how beauty is being misrepresented and misinterpreted today as an original poem is read in the background. These women redefine beauty by displaying their true, inner selves-- without the commodities of makeup, trendy clothes an

Brannon Johnson: Breaking Barriers Bailey Smith, Hammond High School

The sport of rowing is a small world, and being a minority makes it even smaller. Brannon Johnson has built her own business on the foundation of diversity and inclusion. As the first African American woman in the country to own a rowing business, she continues to overcome obstacles while paving the

Talk Up the Talk Jessica Mabanglo, Gordon College

Our bodies do incredible things, and yet the topic of our body's maturing are quickly discussed in adolescent years and then avoided thereafter. No one likes to talk about growing up, puberty, and sex to young people. In this documentary, however, I argue that the talk is necessary to have, especial

A cause greater than myself Kennedy Schaffer, Millikan High School

In June of 2016, I visited a rural community in Kenya through the non profit organization Grace Works. During this trip my life was transformed and I want to join the movement of women all throughout the world striving to better the lives of women and girls.

The "F" Word: A Documentary On Feminism Hailey French, Savannah College of Art and Design

Women talk about what feminism means to them and what they do in their everyday lives to further the idea of equal rights.

OVERDUE Kenley Duke, Jada George, Malcolm Lott, Hampton University

Overdue is a short film highlighting the everyday dynamics of dating violence and it's detrimental effects on the victim. A young woman, hopeful for her relationship to change, faces emotional, mental and physical trauma that causes her world to unravel at the hands of time.