Changemaker Film Competition 2021
Judging Criteria for the Changemaker Film Competition
Please take a few minutes to watch this breakdown of an exemplary Changemaker Film to better understand the elements we hope to see in entries submitted to the competition.
We're looking for the best films about social impact that feature the following five elements:
Innovation: Express how the solution is novel and unique. Stanford Social Innovation Review defines social innovation as a solution that "is more effective, efficient, sustainable, or just than existing solutions and for which the value created accrues primarily to society as a whole rather than private individuals." (Rediscovering Social Innovation, SSIR)
Impact: Explain the difference this solution is actually having on the social problem. Impact evalution must go beyond outputs of an organizations activities (number of people helped, number of books donated, etc.) by explaining the effect of those activities. Read more about the differences between outputs, outcomes and impacts from Stanford Social Innovation Review.
Scalability: Express how the solution presented can be applied across different cultures and communities. The best solutions leverage universally applicable principles that can be modified slightly for different locations and cultures. (Scaling Up Social Innovation, SSIR)
Sustainability: Explain how the organization you are featuring sustains its work and mission. The solution presented should continue working even with changes of leadership and fluctuations in funding. (Two Keys to Sustainable Social Enterprise, HBR)
Promoting Self-Reliance: The solution you present should promote self-reliance. Self-reliance is "the ability, committment, and effort to provide the spiritual and temporal necessities of life for self and family" (LDS Handbook 2: Administering the Church  6.1.1).
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