Submissions for our 5th annual open December 1, 2018 on FilmFreeway!

FILM SUBMISSIONS

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Short Documentary

We are looking for documentaries that provoke and inspire change. We want to motivate our audiences to react to the many social issues happening around the world. Shorts must be between 3 and 30 minutes in order to qualify.



Short Narrative

“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. Shorts must be between 3 and 30 minutes in order to qualify.


GENERAL RULES

Please Read Carefully

  1. Short films must be between 3 and 30 minutes; no more, no less.
  2. GIDC accepts short films of any genre that provoke and inspire social change. This includes experimental short films. This does not include commercials, infomercials, trailers, music videos, web series, episodic documentary series, or Virtual Reality (VR).
  3. Submissions are accepted via the Withoutabox secure online screener system or the FilmFreeway screening platform only.
  4. Filmmakers will be notified no later than June 1st of their submission status.
  5. Short films in a foreign language must have English subtitles or English dubbing.
  6. There is no premiere requirement for short films. (Films can have already played in other festivals, can appear online and are still eligible for consideration).
  7. More than one entry may be submitted. Each entry must be accompanied by an official entry form and entry fee.
  8. Previously submitted films will not be accepted, unless the film has undergone significant content changes (60% or more) and meets all other submission requirements. Permission to re-apply is required. Please email info@globalimpactfilmfest.org.
  9. Due to the high volume of submissions, we cannot accept rough cuts or works-in-progress to avoid confusion on our staff in the programming department. When applying, please make sure to submit the final version of the short film via the Withoutabox online screener or the FilmFreeway screening platform for consideration.
  10. The entry fee is non-refundable.
  11. Due to the number of submissions, GIDC cannot provide feedback on entries.
  12. All film entries selected for the festival grant Global Impact Film Festival (GIDC) the rights to use provided stills, footage, clips, trailers and information from the film for promotional purposes only.
  13. All short films submitted must be free from any legal disputes and the filmmaker must have cleared all rights for music and exhibition.
  14. GIDC reserves the right to change any information contained in this document (including Festival dates, venues, events, awards and eligibility requirements) without further notice.


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SUBMIT BELOW ON DECEMBER 1st

AWARDS

The Award Ceremony for the Global Impact Film Festival took place on Sunday, August 26th, 2018 at the Washington Renaissance in DC.


2018 OFFICIAL GLOBAL IMPACT FILM FESTIVAL

NOMINEES AND WINNERS

 


DOCUMENTARY CATEGORY

 


BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM

Back to the Roots

Climate Heroine

Mexico Looking for Lost Migrants

Paglaki Ko “When I Grow Up”

WINNER: Climate Heroine


BEST DIRECTOR

Insulin for Life

Unbroken Paradise

Second Assault

Through My Eyes: Hani's Journey

WINNER: Second Assault


BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Refugee Wave

Resilience at the Roots

The Toucan

Grassroots

WINNER: Resilience at the Roots


BEST EDITOR

Fox2-O

$15 Kicks

Insulin for Life

Vagilant

WINNER: Insulin for Life


BEST SOUND DESIGN

Capoeira: Play

Living in Chains

The Quare in There

The Ripple Effect

WINNER: The Ripple Effect


BEST STUDENT DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM

Chloe

Diego

T(HE)Y

Facing East

WINNER: Diego


SPECIAL JURY RECOGNITION

DC Hero Aniekan Udofia

Dovere for Camden

The Color of the Current

The Rest of Your Life

WINNER: DC Hero Aniekan Udofia


SPECIAL JURY RECOGNITION

Fox2-O

Little Fiel

Living in Chains

Refugee Wave

WINNER: Refugee Wave



NARRATIVE CATEGORY

 

BEST NARRATIVE FILM

Bebe

Five O'Clock Shadow

Who Are They

Disfluency

WINNER: Bebe


BEST DIRECTOR

America, I Too

Bebe

Leia's Army

Living Together

WINNER: Leia's Army


BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Make America Black Again

Small Town Hitman

Refuge Island

War Has No Eyes

WINNER: Refuge Island


BEST EDITOR

Five O'Clock Shadow

Leia’s Army

Pressed Leaves

Sinner

WINNER: Five O'Clock Shadow


BEST SOUND DESIGN

A Day at Primary School for the Girl with Curly Hair

Lovers

Tapferkeit

Who Are They

WINNER: Who Are They


BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Small Town Hitman

Disfluency

Ghandi V.S. Justice

Moksha

WINNER: Disfluency


BEST STUDENT NARRATIVE SHORT FILM

She Survivor

Pressed Leaves

Sinner

Recovery One

WINNER: Recovery One


Congrats to our nominees and winners!


Submissions for our 5th annual Global Impact Film Festival will officially open December 1st, 2018 on FilmFreeway.