Welcome to the
Global Impact
Film Festival!

Our 5th Annual will take place AUGUST 23- 25, 2019 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 lives by celebrating the power of media for social justice. We showcase documentary and narrative short films that provoke and inspire social change.

5th Annual Global Impact Film Festival

We are seeking volunteers!

If you would like to volunteer this year, please check out our page on Sign Up Genius below and help make this 5th annual the best year yet!


We are digital media professionals, socially-minded filmmakers, philanthropists, change makers and social entrepreneurs. Our goal is to bring 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 December 1st 2019 to April 2020 with Earlybird, Regular, Late and Extended Deadlines. For the most up to date info, make sure to check us out on Withoutabox or FilmFreeway.

Submissions currently are closed. We will re-open December 1st.



Sign up to hear from us about upcoming events and discount tickets.

Contact Us

Send Message

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Global Impact Film Festival