We are thrilled to announce the ConnectHER Film Festival 2023 finalist films. Congratulations to all of the talented filmmakers who submitted films this year. Your creativity and determination have truly shone through!
The ConnectHER Film Festival is dedicated to amplifying the voices and stories of women and girls through film. To date, we have awarded more than $259,000 in scholarships and have received more than 2000 original films from young filmmakers in 64 countries.
Winners will be announced at this year’s ConnectHER film festival, to be held in-person, in Austin, Texas Saturday, November 11 from 2 to 9 PM Central Time! You won’t want to miss this special event full of inspiration, celebration and authentic short films from around the world. REGISTER HERE.
All finalists are listed below in alphabetical order by category.
The Judges’ Choice Grand Prize winner and 1st Runner Up is selected by our distinguished panel of judges.
The Best Film Production Award recognizes a film with high production values based on such criteria as cinematography and film editing. All submissions should focus on issues that impact women and girls globally.
About 1 in 3 women worldwide have experienced physical and/or sexual violence, according to the World Health Organization. This award was created to focus on people or initiatives to end this global scourge, which impacts women in every part of the world.
The Gems Choice Award winner is chosen by ConnectHER Gems, an elite group of ConnectHER supporters.
The Global Impact Award was created to recognize a film that raises awareness about critical issues affecting women and girls around the world including global health, economic independence and education.
This award is presented by JP's Peace, Love & Happiness.
The Women & The Environment Film Award recognizes a short film that shines a light on an environmental issue that impacts women and girls globally.
The Women & Beauty recognizes a film that challenges cultural messages about beauty and offers a more holistic view of what makes a person beautiful.
The Educating Girls Award recognizes a short film that tells a story about educating girls in the developing world.
This award is presented by Women Serve.
The Most Innovative Solution Award recognizes a film that shines a light on solutions to a problem faced by women and girls.
This award goes to a popular film selected by viewers in our Gallery. Our judges choose three finalists from among the 10 films with the most votes. Judges will then choose a winner.
The Stand Up Men Award recognizes a film that celebrates men who are taking a stand for women’s rights.
The Women and Work Award recognizes a film that shines a light on women’s livelihood and workplace issues.