This event will be a multi-faceted film festival in Rochester, MN with thought-provoking speakers and interactive discussion following the showing of the films. Visions of Success began as a Girl Scout Gold Award Project aimed at redefining the meaning of success: from back-breaking class loads in pursuit of a perfect grade to ruthless attacks in the office searching for the next big promotion, American ideals of 'success' never seem to falter. From being told that you must pursue one career as a child to being forced out of a dream degree in favor of a more 'successful' one, society has many ideas about what is-and isn't- success. But does who does this affect our mental and physical health? Is it really in our best interest to be chasing someone else's idea of what a successful life looks like instead of listening to our own feelings? These- and many more- are the thoughts we hope to provoke at the 2021 Visions of Success Film Festival in Rochester, MN. What does success look like to you? Is it solely professional? Based on a relationship? Does it have to do with your happiness? Is contentment the ultimate goal? We welcome any and all films that showcase successes- both big and small- in an effort to redefine 'success in an attempt to have healthy and deeply personal goals.
A People's Choice Award will be chosen by popular vote via anonymous survey following the showing of all the films.
All entrants must agree with the following:
1) Films must have a 'success' theme
2) Films must be 60 minutes or less
3) Films of any genre are welcome
4) Student films are encouraged