Connecther Presents:

Deadline for ALL film categories has been extended to January 20, 2020.

Stories About Girls Worth Telling

Show in film what YOU can do to change the story!


The Girls Impact the World Film Festival is an annual event that focuses on issues facing women and girls around the world. High school and undergraduate students, submit your 3-6 minute short films that address global women's issues such as: education for girls, maternal health, violence against women and girls, and a variety of other issues. See topics and awards here:

Please start working on your films for the 2019 Festival - the film submission deadline is January 20, 2020! Submission portal will be open for entries on November 1, 2019.

Winners will be awarded over $25K in prizes! The Red Carpet Event for the 2020 awards ceremony will be held in Austin, TX, USA - date TBD

Do you know a Girl who’s passionate about ‘Greening Up the World’?

The Ian Somerhalder (IS) Foundation & Girls Impact the World Film Fest have partnered to present the GITW / Green IS Environmental Award! Learn more.

See our amazing panel of past and present judges, including two Nobel Laureates, here.

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