Are You a Filmmaker Who Wants to Change the World? Here’s How to Win $10K and a Screening at Sundance 2015

The Internet is coming together to help aspiring filmmakers around the world — particularly those interested in using their films to help people in need.

Are we talking about your or someone you know? Keep on readin’ on.

Starting on April 28th, RYOT, Hulu, IndieWire, Vice, Salon, Vimeo, Upworthy, Fandor, VHX, RReelhouse, The Guardian, El Pais and LeMonde will unite in a common mission to help aspiring filmmakers and increase awareness of the global problems of poverty and hunger.

The Sundance Institute Short Film Challenge is asking filmmakers to create and submit films of three to five minutes in length that celebrate the ingenuity and imagination that citizens employ to overcome real life issues brought on by extreme poverty.

Five winning filmmakers will receive $10,000 in prize money and travel to see their work screened at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Users can submit their films through July 1, 2014. There’s no fee to apply; more information can be found at www.sundance.org/anotheryou.

The following five films were commissioned to launch an invitation to filmmakers everywhere to submit their work for review. They were produced with grants from the Sundance Institute and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and are a great example of the type of work the Short Film Challenge is looking for…

Find out more about Are You a Filmmaker Who Wants to Change the World? Here’s How to Win $10K and a Screening at Sundance 2015, originally found on Ryot.org.