Connecther Presents:

GITW Green IS Film Gallery

     

Submission deadline for Green IS extended, contact filmfest@connecther.org for details.

Do you know a Girl Greening Up the World?

The Ian Somerhalder (IS) Foundation & Girls Impact the World have partnered to present the inaugural GITW / Green IS Award!

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STUDENTS submit your 3–6 minute film on environmental issues that either:
1) propose solutions to environmental issues that impact women and girls OR
2) create awareness about environmental issues that impact women and girls. Maybe it's a profile of a woman making a difference in the field, a law legislated by a woman, a specific problem that affects the economic activity of women in a given area, etc. How can these two issues come together to solve an environmental problem and advance women?

Topics may include: climate change, green energy, water, pollution, garbage and waste reduction, bio-diversity, and other issues. Your film can be a: narrative, documentary, investigative reporting, music video, animation, or curated film (film collage).

Film Festival Guidelines, see here. **disregard "issue areas" under eligibility on guidelines page as Green IS issue areas are environmental related. All other film requirements on guidelines page are applicable.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing how your film addresses girls greening up the world. Good luck!

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Grand prize is $2500

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Isang Kahig, Isang Tuka: One Scratch, One Peck Oshin Edralin, Pasadena City College

A documentary about women garbage pickers in the Philippines: these women are either too sick or malnourished, too uneducated and too poor to be able to lift themselves up towards economic independence. Generation after generation face poverty because picking garbage does not sustain them and their



The Basic Need Natalie, Kathryn, Kasling, Texas Christian University

This film shows the vital need of clean drinking water for women and children in developing countries such as Ethiopia. Without clean drinking water, these women face the undesirable consequences that no one deserves to face.




Dara Fauzan Cakra Dermawan, Hasanuddin University

Dara tells a story about a young woman named Dara who was not confident with her looks. In her opinion, society has defined what is beauty based on the perspective given by the mainstream media, which is the beauty based on the physical outlook only. She tried to present herself as what others want



Waste Lidia Balanovich, Nashua High School North

Human activity is responsible for over half of the increase in global temperatures since 1950. People all around the world waste so much every day without realizing the effects of their actions. This video brings awareness to these harmful daily habits and provides tips on how to reduce human impa




Ending fear Estefany hernandez , Capital City Public Charter School

“Ending Fear” is a short film that shows the hardships that many women and young ladies face everyday to light. Many women face the reality of having no one to talk to. This film was created to inspire women to speak out and to let them know that they’re not alone.



Bhabi's Urban Gardening Shafiqua Nawrin Oishi, Asian University for Women

Only with 11.2% forest, Bangladesh is among the Asian countries with least forest area. Dhaka being its capital reflects the scenario where the total population is about 19 million and counting. Being one of the most densely populated capitals, 24 thousand people lives per square kilometers. Even in




WAR: Waste, A source of Resource- Learn to Empower Sadia Jafrin, Amina azad, Jahangirnogor University

Waste is a resource out of place. We saw that there was lots of waste littering here and there that made the environment hazardous. We chose this since we realized that Bangladesh does have waste management awareness but the awareness is built within people o



Houston Air Edwin Campos, Lone Star College Cy Fair

Edwin explores environmental issues in the city of Houston, TX. Edwin particularly looks at how pollution, in terms of air pollution, damages local and surrounding community's health and potential solutions. An important component that is looked at, is the potentially significant amount of illegal




Buried Beneath Us Amanda Camos, Cardinal Gibbons High School

In this sad reality of pet overpopulation, shelter dogs could end up in a landfill buried with the rest of the trash. Photographer Shannon Johnstone made a difference with her Landfill Dogs project, photographing shelter dogs in an effort to find them a permanent home and show how these forgotten do



Environmental Issues Facing Women and Children Sara Nottingham, Albemarle High School

This film addresses the impacts of climate change on the environment, as well as women and children.




Below the Surface Jamicia Mc Calman, University of Guyana

This film captures how as young women we must become more knowledgeable of the cosmetics and beauty products we put on our bodies. While it seem as though we're simply glowing on the outside, below the surface the chemicals contained in many of these products are harmful to our bodies and the envir



Why eco-feminism? Hannah Fitzpatrick, Marina Politis , Institute of Education

This is a short, punchy video that glances into the fascinating topic of eco-feminism. We were compelled into action after our bit of research. Firm in the knowledge that education is key to ending environmental and gender-equality issues, we decided to host an educational workshop ourselves. We ga




Fatima halimah tariq, (25 and under category)

A short documentary that follows the noble works of Ghulam Fatima in helping female brick kiln workers trapped in bonded labor escape the crippling effects of acrid pollution and devastating disease.