The International Social Change Film Festival (or "ChangeFest") is a transformative experience that occupies the intersection of storytelling, fun and activism.

ChangeFest showcases stories-via film, art, music, theatre, spoken word, and more-from all over the world on streaming platforms and in person to:
1 - Educate and inspire the international community on some of the global wrongs occurring each and every day
2 - Pair that experience with opportunities to get involved with organizations and leaders committed to righting the wrongs highlighted featuring a clear call to action
3 - Build community through artistry and shared stories

Changefest Choice: Most popular film chosen by a live audience

Call to Action Award: Clearest and most impactful call to action

Community Awareness Award: Brings the culture of a community to light

Best of Criminal Justice Reform

Best of Social Welfare

Best of Healthcare/Disability Rights

Best of Foreign Policy and Immigration

Best of Gender Equality and LGBTQ+

Best of Changefest Youth

Best of Global Sustainability

Best of Artivism

The award for Changefest Choice honors the film that ChangeFest attendees, followers and members of film selection committee determines best captures the spirit of ChangeFest. The winner is decided by a live audience.

Accepted films clearly highlight a social issue and have a call to action leading to future social change. The submission fee cannot be waived.

Overall Rating
  • The International Social Change Film Festival was a great opportunity to show my documentary about the fights for environment in Italy! So thank you for your accurate selection and programming!

    March 2023
  • Great experience and a festival that truly believes in creating a platform for social change and filmmakers/audience to connect. Thank you for the opportunity to screen and talk about our short film, "White Female".

    November 2022
  • Changefest was a great experience for Becoming Unlimited. Our documentary participants got the opportunity to talk for themselves online about their experiences with a fantastic festival interviewer. It was wonderful to have our film screened along with other films focused on social justice. Very inspiring.

    November 2022
  • Monica Ocegueda

    Thank you so much International Social Change Film Festival for having What We Just Don't Tell Our Girls screen at your festival. It was create being interviewed although it was via online!

    November 2022
  • I highly recommend entering this festival!

    November 2022