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

ChangeFest showcases stories-via film, art, music, spoken word, and more-from all over the world to educate and inspire the international community on some of the global wrongs occurring each and every day while also pairing that experience with opportunities to get involved with organizations committed to righting the wrongs highlighted.

Best Film - People's Choice

Change Agent Award - given to an individual or organization whose commitment to changing the world stands out

The award for Best Film honors the film that ChangeFest attendees, followers and members of film selection committee determines best captures the spirit of ChangeFest.

The Change Agent Award honors the individual or organization that ChangeFest attendees, followers and members of Social Change team determines best captures the spirit of Social Change.

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  • Cheryl Crim

    I can honestly say, as a documentarian, that ChangeFest is my favorite festival because they walk the walk. Not only do they help create social change in their own communities, they put weight behind the the causes of the individual filmmakers. They did a brilliant job pivoting to and promoting an all virtual festival in 2020. Social Change's Executive Director, Todd Belcore, was responsive and a joy to work with. We were honored to be a part of this wonderful festival.

    November 2020
  • Kylie Walter

    ChangeFest was an amazing experience! I was thrilled to have my film included among so many incredible stories. Even with the festival being virtual this year, the platform used to share films was impressive and I was able to interact with audience members through interviews and short video clips. Well organized and a fabulous mission!

    November 2020
  • Winton Holmes

    Kia ora. It has been an honour for our "Rainbow Voices of Aotearoa New Zealand" film to be selected for this important film festival and contribute to the dialogue that the festival encourages so well. Enabling Q&A across borders like to us in the South Pacific, has been a great achievement, Thank you Todd and team. Kia kaha ! (Stay strong !)

    October 2020
  • Thank you very much for choosing me to be a semi-finalist! This experience has been something very precious to me. I would be more than happy if you could watch "I want to Assassinate" again. The seven dictators from the world will appear from 2:47, and I will be saved if you keep in your mind sometimes about Japan where democracy is eroding. Please accept my best wishes for your continued success in the future.

    October 2020
  • Katherine Greaves

    This film festival is such a gift. It's set up to be proactive from start to finish. This includes invitation for viewer involvement on the issues, the communication of the organizers, the list of inspiring, thought provoking, diverse films left me in awe. May International Social Change have a long life.

    October 2020