The Shift Network, a global leader in online transformational education, media, and events, is excited to announce its first annual film festival, SHIFT YOUR WORLD: Calling The Future Into Focus.

Fully virtual in 2021, our four-day screening series on May 6-9 will feature a diverse selection of films designed to awaken your curiosity, grow your awareness, and activate your participation in creating a more just world.

We are now accepting submissions of short and feature-length documentary and narrative films from filmmakers of all backgrounds. Our four curatorial compass points are:

• Health & Wellness
• Peace & Social Justice
• Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability
• Spirit & Culture

Share stories that reflect your unique perspective — stories that are insightful, uplifting, and inspire us to bring a healthier and more just future into focus.

Examples of films we admire include My Octopus Teacher, Dark Waters, Heal, The Connected Universe, Fantastic Fungi.

We can’t wait to see your submission!

Feature films will compete for Jury and Audience awards.

Jury Awards (Feature): 1st Prize: $1000, 2nd Prize: $500
Audience Awards (Feature): 1st Prize: $1000, 2nd Prize: $500

THE FESTIVAL:
The Shift Your World Film Festival will be May 6-9, 2021 (online). General Admission is free.

Our screenings will include conversations with filmmakers on the inspiration behind their films, the art of movie-making, as well as panels on the human journey, peace and societal healing, planetary well-being, and more.
(Paid VIP ticketholders will have on-demand access to films, workshops, and panels for two weeks beginning May 6th.)

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
The Shift Your World Film Fest is accepting submissions exclusively via FilmFreeway.

We will email you directly upon receiving and processing your submission.

If accepted, you will be notified by email on or before March 31.

Participating filmmakers will be required to share screening details within their communities and motivate their fans and social networks to tune in.

Screenings will be in English (please submit subtitled/dubbed versions, if necessary).

If selected, The Shift Network, Inc. is granted rights to screen the submission for the general public during the film festival, and all films will also be made available for on-demand screenings for VIP ticket holders through May 31, 2021.

If selected, The Shift Network, Inc. is granted rights to use stills and clips (up to 30 sec) for promotional materials.

*By submitting an entry, the Filmmaker acknowledges that they have all rights to make such submission and the ability to grant such licenses to The Shift Network, Inc. In addition, the Filmmaker confirms that all rights and clearances have been obtained for the film such as music, actors, locations, unions, etc. By submitting this entry, the undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless The Shift Network, Inc. and its employees, staff, and contractors from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage as a result of the public screening of the film by the Festival pursuant to these rules and regulations.

ABOUT THE SHIFT NETWORK:
Founded in 2010, The Shift Network (TSN) is a global leader in online transformational education, media, and events dedicated to helping people achieve their full potential. TSN’s philanthropic arm donates to a wide range of environmental, health, and social justice causes. https://theshiftnetwork.com/