January 20, 2020.





The Girls Impact the World Film Festival

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.

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Girls Impact the World is a Connecther initiative seeking to raise awareness about and propose solutions to the most pressing issues facing women around the world today.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

Filmmaking about one of those issues:

  • Economic independence for women and girls.
  • Education for girls and women.
  • Ending child marriage.
  • Ending FGM.
  • Gender pay gap – equal pay.
  • Global health for women and girls.
  • Honest Beauty.
  • Maternal mortality.
  • Poverty affecting women and girls.
  • Refugee Stories of women and girls.
  • Sex trafficking and slavery of women and girls.
  • Stand Up Men.
  • Teen & child marriage.
  • Violence against women.
  • Women and girls in media.
  • Women and girls in STEM.
  • Women in business (leadership).
  • Women and the environment (including water issues).

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

An official screening and red carpet will take place in Austin, TX on Saturday, April 12, 2020.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Students enrolled in high school or undergraduate programs are qualified to enter. If chosen as a finalist, filmmakers must provide proof of enrollment at their school/university. (Special circumstances may be considered for youth who are not in school.).
  • Filmmakers must be 25 years old (all genders) or under by the submission date of January 20, 2020.
  • All countries are welcome to participate, however, due to U.S. export regulations, we may have difficulty disbursing scholarship funds if winners are residents of Cuba, North Korea, Sudan, Iran, and/or Syria.
  • You may enter up to TWO films as long as they address two separate topics.


  • Films must be 3 to 6 minutes long (They must focus on a Girls Impact the World topic and/or propose solutions to one critical challenge within that topic).
  • Films must be created after January 1, 2019.
  • Be an original film that does NOT contain copyrighted material.
  • Original work should never be a copy or remake of another film. All Girls Impact the World Film Festival film submission must be original works made entirely by students. That means that scripts and storyboards, directing, cinematography, editing, etc., must be done by students aged 25 and under although teachers and advisers can offer input.
  • Actors and film subjects may be non-students.
  • Powerpoints will not be accepted.

Opportunity Cost


  • Judges’ Choice Grand Prize: $5000.
  • Judges’ Choice 1st Runner Up: $2500.
  • Judges’ Choice 2nd Runner Up: $1000.
  • Gems’ Choice Grand Prize: $1000.
  • People’s Choice Winner: $2500 (based on the total number of fb likes + tweets – winner will be chosen from top 10 most popular).
  • Most Innovative Film or Solution prize: $1000.
  • Ian Somerhalder Foundation Green IS Prize –$2500.
  • HONEST BEAUTY Prize – $2500.
  • Global Impact Prize: $2,500.
  • Stand Up Men Prize: $2,500.
  • Girls in STEM Prize: $2,000.
  • Let Girls Learn Prize: $1,000.

For information about the prize details, check the link here.

How to Apply

First Step: Follow all Film Requirements.

Second Step: Enter your video on the GITW entry submission page here.

Third Step: Share, share and share your video from the GITW gallery. The more you share, the more likely you will win the People’s Choice Award!

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This Scholarship Published by:
Hesham Galal / Egypt

Reviewed by”Eman Morsy/ Egypt
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team