The Womensphere GLOBAL VIDEOFEST is a global virtual event 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.

We invite the participation of all women currently enrolled in universities, colleges, community colleges, and technical/vocational schools around the world, across all majors, fields, and disciplines.

Prizes & Awards:

  • Top 50 Global Videofest Teams: Publication & Profile in Media + Social Media Recognition + Certificates of Distinction + Special Gifts

  • Top 10 Global Videofest Teams Plus: $10,000 in Cash Prizes for the Top 10 Global Videofest Teams + Womensphere Gold Medallion + Trophies + More Special Gifts

Schedule & Timeline:

Global Expert Mentoring (GEM) Leadership Sessions (Virtual and Live) on SDGs, Coding, Art & Design, Video & Media, and Leadership in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts & design, mathematics): Starting February through March 2019.

Virtual Global Videofest - Production & Submission Period: 

March 31-April 16, 2019

Announcement of Global Videofest Top 50: June 2019

Global Award Ceremonies & Video Festival: September 2019 (during the United Nations General Assembly weeks in New York)

Exhibit & Media on Global & Regional Finalists & Awardees: June 2019 to December 2019

This is a global program of the Womensphere Innovation Leadership Lab (WILL) which pioneers, incubates, and scales STEAM*-powered and innovative approaches of empowering women and girls to create the future, and the Womensphere Incubator Network (WIN), a global initiative of the Womensphere Foundation to accelerate gender parity and inspire, train, and empower 1 million women and girls by 2020 (STEAM* = science, technology, engineering, arts & design, mathematics).

The inaugural Womensphere Global Videofest is part of this year’s Womensphere Festival and 10th anniversary celebration.