The International Film Festival organized by ConnectHER, for youth competition that welcomes short films about issues that impact women and girls.

International Film Festival 2022
International Film Festival 2022
Start Date1 March 2022
Last Date15 June 2022

The International Film Festival organized by ConnectHer to provides a powerful platform for young storytellers (ages 13 to 25) to highlight critical issues facing women and girls. Students submit original short (3 to 6 minutes) films focused on issues such as girls’ global education, ending violence against women, redefining beauty, women and the environment, and girls in tech.

First-time filmmakers are eligible and encouraged to submit. Films must focus on one of the specified topic areas. Categories include global girls’ education, women and work, ending violence against women, women refugees, women’s global health issues, women and the environment, women, and girls in tech, and redefining beauty.

We accept every type of filmmaking form and style; whether animation or live-action, documentary or narrative. Filmmakers must be 13 to 25 years old at the submission date. That means that scripts, storyboards, directing, cinematography, editing, etc., must be done by people who meet this age requirement. Actors can be of any age.

Films must be original works that have not yet been screened at other major film festivals. Films must be 3 to 6 minutes long. Film file formats accepted are .mov and .mp4. HD resolution and optimized sound quality are highly preferred. Digital submission through Google Drive is preferred, but WeTransfer or Dropbox also works.

All films must be subtitled in English. Films must be submitted by the deadline to qualify. No late submissions will be accepted. If your film contains any graphic content, include a warning near the beginning of the film. ConnectHER has full discretion about accepting films, particularly in instances where film submissions contain nudity, profanity, violence, or sexually explicit content. PowerPoints will not be accepted. Films must have some cinematic value.

Once your film has been approved and placed in the ConnectHER Film Festival gallery, share it! A People’s Choice winner will be selected by judges from the top 10 films with the most votes. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider’s website.

Before making a film for submission, please read all of the following entry requirements and FAQs. We are excited to see your submissions! Good luck!

  1. Films must focus on one of our topic areas listed here. Categories include global girls’ education, women and work, ending violence against women, women refugees, women’s global health issues, women and the environment, women, and girls in tech, and redefining beauty.
  2. We accept every type of filmmaking form and style; whether animation or live-action, documentary or narrative.
  3. Filmmakers must be 13 to 25 years old at the submission date. That means that scripts, storyboards, directing, cinematography, editing, etc., must be done by people who meet this age requirement. Actors can be any age.
  4. Films must be original works that have not yet been screened at other major film festivals.
  5. Films must have been completed after January 1, 2021.
  6. Films must be 3 to 6 minutes long.
  7. Film file formats accepted are .mov and .mp4. HD resolution and optimized sound quality are highly preferred. Digital submission through Google Drive is preferred, but WeTransfer or Dropbox also works.
  8. All films must be subtitled in English.
  9. Films must be submitted by the deadline to qualify. No late submissions will be accepted.
  10. If your film contains any graphic content, include a warning near the beginning of the film. ConnectHER has full discretion about accepting films, particularly in instances where film submissions contain nudity, profanity, violence, or sexually explicit content.
  11. PowerPoints will not be accepted. Films must have some cinematic value.

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