May 31 - June 3, 2018

GCI Social Impact Video Competition

Global Citizens Initiative (GCI) is hosting a social impact competition open to all high school students in Fairfield County for the chance to win a grant and be honored at the Greenwich International Film Festival.

How to Enter:

1. Create a video message of up to three minutes demonstrating how you would plan to make a positive social change in a low-or moderate-income community in your local area (i.e. education, youth empowerment, community development, etc.).
2. Submit your video by March 30th to FilmFreeway, including your name, grade, school, and contact information. If the video is selected as a finalist, a waiver will be sent to the entrant to be signed and submitted.
3. The winner will receive a $4,000 grant. The runner-up will receive a $1,000 grant. Finalists will be notified by April 30th and will be invited to attend an award ceremony held during the Festival on Saturday, June 2nd.

Contest Details:

  • The contest is open to all high school students currently in 9th to 12th grade who are residents of Fairfield County, Connecticut.
  • The contest is open from February 1 to March 30, 2018.
  • An effective submission will: (1) Define the issue and the community you seek
    to serve (2) Demonstrate why the issue is important (3) Propose a feasible and
    sustainable solution.
  • Finalists will be selected by a GCI jury and notified by April 30, 2018. Finalists
    must be available to attend the award ceremony held during the Greenwich International Film Festival on Saturday, June 2nd at 11 a.m. at Greenwich Library’s Cole Auditorium. During this event, the winners will be announced and the finalist videos will be shown.
  • The winner will receive a $4,000 grant. The runner-up will receive a $1,000 grant. Finalists will receive a certificate.
  • Grants must be used toward aiding the launch of the project solution. GCI requests an update report six months from the announcement of the winner.


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Global Citizens Initiative

Global Citizens Initiative, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, global social enterprise empowering young global citizens from all sectors of society to be lifelong leaders of positive change. Through its global network of schools, GCI sustains a supportive ecosystem for students and educators to catalyze their journey toward global citizenship and ethical leadership.

Greenwich International Film Festival

Greenwich International Film Festival is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that hosts a world class film festival with a social impact focus. GIFF harnesses the power of film to serve the greater good by raising awareness and funds for important causes that relate to human rights, education, the environment and health care. The fourth annual festival will take place May 31st to June 3rd 2018.

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