The REC Foundation and Girl Powered initiative is dedicated to redefining the face of STEM, showcasing how women are changing the world and sharing opportunities for girls to get involved. We are excited to share news of the 2021 ConnectHER Film Festival as a way for interested teams to submit a film entry to the Girls in Tech category to share their own experiences in STEM. Films can feature an inspiring girl or role model who studies or works in a STEM field or focus on a solution to the gender gap.
The ConnectHER Film Festival is an annual event and scholarship program designed to shine a light on critical issues affecting women and girls everywhere. High school and college students can submit original short films focused on a variety of critical women’s issues. Click here to view different film categories/awards.
No prior filmmaking experience is required, and first-time filmmakers are encouraged to apply. Winners receive a scholarship, film distribution channels, and mentor opportunities. To date, they’ve received over 1,000 original films from over 40 countries and have awarded more than $150,000 in scholarships.
The submission deadline is June 15, 2021. The film festival and awards ceremony will be held in the fall of 2021.
About ConnectHER: ConnectHER is a non-profit organization based in Austin, Texas, and focused on elevating the status of women and girls around the world. Every year, ConnectHer hosts a film festival in which high school and undergraduate college students submit 3-6 minute original films focused on critical women’s issues such as girls’ education, ending violence against women, poverty & economic independence, authentic beauty/body image and more. Find out more at www.connecther.org.
About Girl Powered: We're committed to showing how exciting it is to be involved with STEM, showcasing examples of how women are changing the world, providing tools for success, and enabling comfortable environments where all students' confidence and abilities can flourish. The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation and VEX Robotics are working to make robotics reflective of the diverse world we live in, and the one we want to leave behind.