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:
-Emerging Filmmakers (students, recent graduates, and uncredited, first-time filmmakers; any length accepted).
-Social Impact Shorts (length limited to <40 mins).
-Features (length limited to 40 mins or more).

Topics Include (But are not limited to):
- Civil Rights
- Climate Change/Environmental Rights
- Criminal Justice
- Disabilities
- Education Reform
- Gender Equality
- Healthcare
- Immigration/Refugees
- 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

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

Films that receive awards will be given a certificate and be spotlighted on our website and social media.

The top three films will be offered the opportunity to work with our organization on an impact campaign in which our summer interns will work with the film’s team to craft a campaign plan and help their film have the greatest positive impact it can have.

-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.

Overall Rating
  • lisa Cole

    We were thrilled to participate in this Social Impact festival as we made our film "Bienvenidos a Los Angeles" with social impact at its heart. The festival was great to communicate with as well.

    April 2023
  • Azalia Muchransyah

    A great selection of social impact films. I hope there will be more chances for the filmmakers and audience to interact in the future.

    May 2022
  • Cheryl Jacobs Crim

    I love this festival. It really focuses on the power of a film's social impact - something so important to so many filmmakers. Another bonus is that the whole festival is run by young people, which brings a different, lively energy. I was honored that my film, Resisterhood, was a part of this important festival.

    April 2022