Connecther Presents:

GITW Green IS Film Gallery


Submission deadline for Green IS extended to Feb 1, 2017!

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

Harvesting Hope Sarah Jahaan Khan, Headstart School

The World Health Organization (1992) reported that roughly 3 million pesticide poisonings occurred annually, and women suffered disproportionately. In many countries cotton picking is done exclusively by women, and my film highlights the health implications of chemical pesticides on them, and its un

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.

The Ripple Effect Sarah Jahaan Khan, Headstart School

'The Ripple Effect' shows how access to safe water has transformed the lives of rural women in Pakistan. When seasonal patterns began to change and rainfall became scarce, these women adopted methods of conserving rainwater. Not only do girls like Deeba no longer have to make the back breaking 8 kil

Breasts: Nature's Life Support kalyn kane, Southwestern university

We are surrounded by chemicals that do serious damage to us. This film is focused on the effects it can have on women and their children. It is meant to spread awareness.

Just Under Your Skin KareN Riveros Gomez, Katrina Sachs, Canadore College

A girl learns that everything she puts on her skin gets absorbed into her body. Even daily hygiene products and makeup cause damage once they enter our bodies.



In & On Marisa Umeh, Megan Hoang, Diamond Bar High School

In their first issue, "Frida Magazine", a video magazine, brings awareness to common substances women put inside (hydrogenated oils) and on (cosmetic products) their bodies that have a harmful effect on the human body and the environment. Teenage girl, Justa Hoang, learns about the pollutants that p

How environmental pollution affects the women’s health. Svetlana Shalaeva, Valentina Babinskaya, Synergy University

This short film is about women and their health and and how environmental problems affect their health.

Current Christina Yin, Elizabeth Woods, Monte Vista High School

"Current" is a short documentary-informational film raising awarness of plastic pollution in the ocean. It addresses how the world's overuse of plastic is leading to environmental problems concerning marine animals and humans. It concludes by offering a few solutions to the issue. Women can actively

GMOs: The Right To Know Sabrina Ahmadzai, Philadephia Academy Charter High School

We need to raise awareness of the genetically engineered foods that exist especially in the United States and Canada. Most countries in the European Union have banned the sales of GMOs. If the United States isn't going to ban GMOs, GMOs should be labeled! We deserve the right to know what we're eati

The Girl Who Loved Trees Edmond Clark, Miami Arts Charter School

According to the The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) outside air pollution is another leading cause of cancer. The most common cancer caused is lung cancer due to diesel engine exhaust, solvents, metals, dust, tobacco smoke, and harmful other gases emitted from human waste. Over 3

Invisible Impacts Anett Kiss, Deák Ferenc Bilingual High School

A short documentary about the lives and health prospects of Central and Eastern-European women. Aiming to emphasize the damaging effects of hormones found in tap water and the severe impacts of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster on birth results, human fertitlity and genetical deviations. Both issues ge

Girls and the Environment Nicole Luhrs, Chaparral High School

Hand-drawn writing and pictures informing the public about the environment and how it impacts girls today, with a video of children dancing at the end.

Water Run Michelle Stage, Burnsville High School

I wanted to put into perspective what young girls have to go through everyday all over the world for a simple drink of water.