Changemaker Film Competition 2021
What if I am not a BYU student or alumni?
Only BYU students and alumni may submit a film. Team members do not have to be BYU students or alumni. If you have a solution to a social problem, or are a filmmaker wanting to produce a film for the competition, please view our database of talent and add your information.
May I submit a film if I am a BYU-Idaho or BYU-Hawaii student or alumni?
Yes, you may submit a film if you are a current student or alumni from BYU-Provo, BYU-Idaho, or BYU-Hawaii.
What if I don’t have a specific idea for a film subject?
The Ballard Center has a list of teams working on social ventures that would like to connect to potential filmmakers. You can add your own contact information or contact social innovators on our database of talent.
What if I have an idea, but am looking for a filmmaker?
The Ballard Center has a list of filmmakers that would like to connect with social venture teams. You can add your own contact information or contact filmmakers on our online database of talent.
What if I want advice for the progress, quality, etc of my film?
Professional filmmakers from The Good Line creative agency, BYU film professors and Ballard Center program directors are willing to provide feedback on your films. Submit your film before January 22, 2021 for feedback on your storyboard. Sumbit your film before February 12, 2021 to recieve feedback on post-production. Contact Rose Palmer (email@example.com) for more details on feedback sessions.
How will my film be judged and how will finalists be chosen?
Films will be judged based on:
- Quality of Production
- Accuracy and Legitimacy
You will be notified by Friday, March 12 if your film will be screened as a finalist in the Changemaker Film Competition.
What prizes and awards will be given out?
$8,000 in cash prizes will be awarded for excellent films.
Prize distribution and categories are subject to change, but last year’s prizes went to the
- 1st place film - $3,000
- 2nd place film - $2,000
- 3rd place film - $1,000
- Audience choice - $500
How many films may I submit for consideration?
You may submit as many films as you would like.
How long should films be?
Films can be anywhere from 3-15 minutes in length.