The Womensphere Global Videofest is a global movement and celebration to empower the next generation of women to use video to share creative solutions to humanity's greatest challenges and express women's vision on the Global Goals for Sustainable Development.
On September 25, 2015 at the United Nations General Assembly, world leaders agreed on working towards achieving 17 Sustainable Development Goals, or Global Goals, for the next 15 years, intended to tackle global grand challenges: end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all.
At Womensphere, we are dedicated to helping achieve Global Goal #5 on Gender Equality, as well as empowering women and girls to become active participants and leaders in shaping the vision and creating solutions to help achieve the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. To these ends, we created the Womensphere Global Videofest.
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Women from all majors, who are currently enrolled in universities and colleges around the world at the undergraduate and graduate level, are invited to join the Womensphere Global Videofest.
The virtual Global Videofest production and submission period takes place during November 7-19, 2018, with the final deadline for all submissions on November 19, 2018. This will be preceded by the Womensphere Global Expert Mentoring (GEM) Program in October 2018 through November 2018.
On November 7, 2018, Womensphere will announce the Themes and Challenges for the Womensphere Global Videofest. These themes and challenges will be on the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, and include Special Challenges and Themes.
Participants will have the 13 days of November 7-19, 2018 to create and submit entries based on the Themes and Challenges of the Womensphere Global Videofest. All entries must be authenticated by the academic institution that the participants represent.
The top Regional and Global Finalists will be announced in December 2018. Global Awards Ceremonies will take place on March 2019.
We will recognize the Top 10 Teams with the Womensphere Gold Medallion and $10,000 in cash prizes. The Top 50 Teams (Regional and Global Finalists) will receive Certificates of Distinction and will have the opportunity to be featured in media, social media, and media that we are producing and publishing on the Finalists and top participants.