The BYU Ballard Center Changemaker Film Competition invites BYU students and BYU alumni to tell the stories of people solving social problems.
Submissions are due Monday October 21, 2019.
Enlighten us with your creative storytelling about a social problem and solution. We're looking for creative films that feature innovative, impactful, sustainable, scalable solutions that promote self-reliance.
Your film can be any genre or style. We're welcoming mini documentaries, advertisements, marketing pieces, animations, etc.
The BYU Changemaker Film Competition, held in conjunction with the Peery Film Festival, is hosted by the BYU Ballard Center and sponsored by the Peery Social Entrepreneurship program. The best submissions will be screened during the Peery Film festival on November 6-16, 2019 in the Wilkinson Center on the BYU Provo campus.
For more information, please call the Ballard Center at 801-422-5283 or email Rose Palmer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
$8,000 in cash prizes will be awarded for excellent films.
Prize distribution and categories are subject to change, but last year’s prizes were distributed as follows:
You may submit drafts of your film for feedback.
Submit by July 1, 2019 at 11:55pm for feedback on your storyboard. This feedback will be helpful to make sure the problem and solution you have chosen to feature are well developed.
Submit by September 16, 2019 at 11:55pm for feedback on your film draft. Come with your film as finished as possible. Our professional partners will give you advice on storytelling and post-production.
Please take a few minutes to watch this breakdown of an exemplary Changemaker Film to better understand the elements we hope to see in entries submitted to the competition.