"FLICKS 4 CHANGE" - Is an interactive film festival with a social conscience. Our mission is to give filmmakers a platform to have their artistic and humanitarian voices heard, while bringing attention to important social issues.

Flicks 4 Change provides a forum to discuss both the films, and the social issues raised after the screening. We are calling on the filmmaking community to use its creativity to inspire change through art. We hope the festival will act as a springboard – the beginning of a ripple effect for continued progress on important social issues.

What qualifies as a "SOCIAL ISSUE"?
Any film addressing a humanitarian, environmental, legal, or cultural challenge facing mankind will be considered. Examples include, homelessness, political systems, election process, gun laws, equal rights, sex trafficking, global warming, alcoholism, drug addiction, clean water, social media, HIV and other infectious diseases, and our healthcare system to name a few.

What genres and formats of films does Flicks 4 Change accept?
All genres including drama, comedy, satire, animation, documentary, sketch / mock commercial, and music video between 0:30 seconds and 20 minutes will be considered.

LIVE EVENTS (TBA due to Covid19): The Festival will consist of a full day program of short and feature length films, discussions and networking. After each of the finalist films is screened, the filmmakers will partake in a Q&A, focusing on the message behind the films. Leaders and major supporters of organisations related to the evening’s film content will also be present to facilitate the discussion. Audience involvement is highly encouraged in these panels.

We thank you for getting involved in making a positive change in the world and our filmmaking community. Whether that means reading about this event, buying a ticket to the screening, or submitting a project, we appreciate your time, and artistic and altruistic contribution. In order to make a positive impact on our community, we have to create together, and communicate collectively. And there’s no more important time than right now.

Grab your tickets before they sell out!

Prizes to be announced.

Films must address a current social issue.
Films must be under 20 minutes.
Films CAN have premiered previously.
A percentage of proceeds will go to the appropriate charities.

By submitting your film to Flicks4Change you are hereby agreeing for the film to be shared partially or in it's entirety on the Flicks4Change website and social media. If you don't want your film to be shared outside of the festival screenings please email Flicks4Change to let us know at the time of notification. This will in no way exclude your film from being selected.

By submitting to F4C, it is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to secure authorization and permission from the copyright owner(s) of any and all copyrighted content or materials included within the submitted Film.

Overall Rating
  • Strong programming. Lovely and kind staff. Perfect for filmmakers who wish to effect change. High recommend Flicks4Change. We were happy to win the Jury Award, so yeah - the jurors are cool. :) Thank you for having us and our film.

    November 2019
    Response from festival:

    Hey Mary-Lyn, it was such a pleasure to have you and 'Debris -Escombros' as part of our festival. Such an important message. Beautifully told.

  • Jordan Ancel

    Great festival featuring important work promoting social change. Great team of people, and overall amazing experience!

    February 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Jordan, it is a privilege having artists of your talent and passion be a part of our movement.

  • Melissa Center

    What a wonderful experience! Flicks4change is full of heart, spirit & class. I’m proud to have been a part of it & look forward to supporting the team in the future. Thanks for everything!

    December 2018
    Response from festival:

    It is a priveldge for us to have talented artists like yourself so passionate about Being the change.

  • Kym Jackson

    AMAZING event - I had the best time both last year and the year before. The films were both heartwarming and heartbreaking and I learned so much about so many topics that had never been on my radar before. Great for networking too - met a ton of filmmakers - and even two people interested in financing my future content. Good humans.

    November 2018
  • Roy Wol

    I really like what this festival stands for. I didnt have a chance to travel down to be present at the festival but the organizers were great and were always in touch with me. They made me feel special and I thank them for organizing such valuable festival.

    December 2016