CALLING ALL FILMMAKERS! The Social Impact Film Festival is returning to Boston in April 2024! After our fall fest in New York, our spring fest in Boston shines a light on emerging filmmakers and students, as well as projects with a focus on local causes.

We are looking for films that look to inspire change throughout our communities - big and small.

The Social Impact Film Festival features 3 categories of entries:
• Social Impact Shorts (length limited to <30 mins, but <12 mins is ideal!).
• Student Shorts (includes recent graduates submitting a film made while they were a student, length limited to <30 mins, but <12 mins is ideal!)
• Feature Length Documentaries and Scripted Films (length limited to 30 mins or more, reserved for streaming component of festival).

Topics Include (But are not limited to):
Civil Rights | Climate Change/Environmental Rights| Criminal Justice | Disabilities| Education Reform | Gender Equality | Healthcare | Immigration/Refugees | LGBTQ+ | Mental Health | Racial Identity | Reproductive Rights | Veterans/PTSD | Voting Rights

The Social Impact Film Festival is produced by Entertainment 2 Affect Change, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that connects award-winning content creators, mission-based organizations, and passionate funders who want to share their impact through the power of story.

Thanks to partnerships with agencies and organizations in entertainment and social impact, E2AC On Campus allows dedicated students from around the country to plan, organize, and activate the Social Impact Film Festival, from creating deliverables, conducting outreach, and accepting selections. Find out more at e2ac.org.

All submissions will be reviewed by our judges, many of whom are established in the film industry and will be providing thorough feedback.

Top films will be screened at our upcoming festival in Boston, highlighted on our website and social media page, and may also be streamed on E2AC+, our new Social Impact Streaming Channel, if desired.

The top film as voted on by the audience will be offered the opportunity to work with our organization on an impact campaign and be part of our campus impact screening tour each fall and spring at college campuses around the country.

• Entries must highlight a specific social impact topic.
• Entries must not depict any graphic or explicit violence or sexual content.
• Entries must not promote any form of discrimination, bigotry, or offensive actions toward underserved populations.
• Entries outside of the English language must include subtitles

Overall Rating
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  • A pleasant surprise to be selected at SIFF. One of the most prominent festivals for Social Change and Impact. It was an easy process and the communication of SIFF is on point. Look forward to next year's contest!

    April 2024
  • A wonderful experience! We felt valued and supported. Grateful to be part of this progressive and meaningful festival.

    November 2023
  • Pamela Oliver Munoz

    I was proud to have my stop-motion short film, Love Has No Borders, selected as an Honorable Mention in this festival. Thank you for your kind words.

    November 2023
  • The festival organizers were so gracious. I missed the deadline but emailed them about the film and they were able to give me waiver to submit late. Even after we were officially selected and I had further questions about the process, I called and one of their team members actually knew my film and expressed his personal story with a similar subject to the film. That was really special and meant a lot. We’re honored to have been selected to this meaningful festival and to now be streaming on their site.

    November 2023
  • Herbert Robertson

    It was a true honor to screen COMMON AS RED HAIR at the Social Impact Film Festival. Because our film concerns human rights, we were especially thrilled to be at such a conscience raising festival!

    November 2023