Changemaker Film Competition 2021
Changemaker Film Competition Details
Submit Solutions-Focused Films by March 8
The BYU Ballard Center Changemaker Film Competition invites BYU students and BYU alumni (from Provo, Idaho, Hawaii, and Ensign college) to tell the stories of people solving social problems.
Register now and submissions are due Monday March 8, 2021.
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 is hosted by the BYU Ballard Center and sponsored by the Peery Social Entrepreneurship program. The best submissions will be screened during the Changemaker Film Competition held virtually on March 18, 2021.
For more information, please call the Ballard Center at 801-422-5283 or email Rose Palmer (email@example.com).
Information and Details
$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:
- 1st place film - $3,000
- 2nd place film - $2,000
- 3rd place film - $1,000
- Audience choice - $500
You may submit drafts of your film for feedback.
Submit by January 22, 2021 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 February 12, 2021 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.
Judging Criteria for the Changemaker Film Competition
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.