Congrats to our 2018 Official Selections!

Welcome to the Global Impact Film Festival!

AUGUST 24- 26, 2018 in Washington, D.C.

The Global Impact Film Festival (GIDC), brought to you by DCBX, is a dynamic independent film festival in Washington, D.C. that focuses on empowering loves by celebrating the power of media for social justice. We showcase documentary and narrative short films that provoke and inspire social change.


We are digital media professionals, socially-minded filmmakers, philanthropists, change makers and social entrepreneurs. Our goal is to brink like minded individuals together to bring awareness on several social justice issues by showcasing short narrative and documentary works and creating change by inviting non-profit organizations that correlate with some of the major topics of the films.

Create an Impact through film


We are looking for documentaries that provoke and inspire social change. We want to motivate our audiences to react to the many social just issues happening around the world. 


"Storytelling is at the heart of the human experience." The short narrative can be any genre that makes an impact on its audience. We are looking for short films that create a social impact on the human experience, no matter what that experience may be.


Submissions open from February 1st to May 15th with Earlybird, Regular, Late and Extended Deadlines. For the most up to date info, make sure to check us out on Withoutabox or FilmFreeway.



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