Nonprofits + Filmmaking For Good

For nonprofits who want to empower their youth to create user-generated video content about the nonprofit organization

Filmmaking For Good is seeking like-minded communicators in the nonprofit sector. We partner with organizations looking to teach digital literacy skills to students online and onsite. Our online course is a project-based learning experience built for educators to empower students to use the smartphones they have in their hands to create video content about their experience with the nonprofit organization that can later be used by the marketing and communications department. Filmmaking For Good awards prizes to student videos throughout the year. Right now, we are preparing for our Summer 2022 Social Change Video Competition. We are wondering if whether you or someone you know might want to get their students involved.

Summer 2022 FFG Social Change Video Competition

Enter to win Cash, Prizes and Free Access to Advanced Courses!

Contest Overview

  • Top prize of $2,000 to the winning video (team)
  • Videos must focus on a social justice or positive impact cause
  • Videos must be between 30 seconds – 3 minutes long
  • Videos may be narrative or documentary
  • Videos must be produced between May 1st, 2022-September 1st, 2022
  • Individuals & groups must register students to win Summer 2022 prizes by August 1st, 2022
  • Students must follow FFG submission guidelines to compete for prizes
  • Students must complete at least one Filmmaking For Good online course
  • Students/educators/organizations must pay for courses
  • In some instances, scholarships will be granted for financial need if students can’t afford to pay
  • Participants must be actively enrolled in school, vocational training or community training program
  • Students and educators must be over the age of 18 to be the official prize recipient
  • Educators can enter videos on behalf of their students
  • Prize recipient can be from any country in the world
  • Void where prohibited. Contests rules may change without notice.

Important Dates

  • 05/01/2022 > Summer 2022 Competition Registration OPENS
  • 08/01/2022 > Summer 2022 Competition Registration CLOSES
  • 09/01/2022 > Submission DEADLINE
  • 10/01/2022 > Summer 2022 Winning Video Announced

Funding for this initiative is made possible by

Providing $2,000 Cash, Prizes & Recording Equipment the Winners

TO ENTER OUR CONTEST

What Is Filmmaking For Good?

Videos tell the story best. Here’s our history, goals, and aspirations in 3 minutes.

Filmmaking For Good is an innovative new curriculum and virtual learning platform that empowers educators to teach their students how to make short videos about the social causes and nonprofit initiatives they are passionate about. 

Filmmaking For Good is…

  • An accessible new way to engage students in Digital Literacy.
  • A video production curriculum that’s adaptable for different learners and learning environments
  • Professor tested and approved! Easy for both teachers and students to navigate. 
  • An opportunity to collaborate in digital media education research.
  • Teaches students how to make a difference in their community by producing media that matters.

 

Filmmaking For Good Courses & Pricing

With Filmmaking For Good, students produce short videos about causes in the community they care about. FFG courses are designed for use with smartphones, courses do not require professional video cameras.  Our courses are easily embedded into existing curricula (for instance Canvas or Edmodo) to augment a variety of learning tracks. FFG especially complements courses such as, A/V Technology, TV Production, Visual Arts, Journalism, Communications, Social Media, and Marketing.

Check out the links below that show the individual courses and course content:

FFG (16) ($59.95/student) https://www.filmmakingforgood.com/courses/ffg16/

FFG (6) ($39.95/student) https://www.filmmakingforgood.com/courses/ffg6/

**Scholarships available in case of financial need.**

Case Study: Girl Scouts of Tropical Florida

Gabrielle Stieglitz is a Program Assistant for the Girls Scouts of Tropical Florida and she ran the Filmmaking For Good curriculum where a troop of Girl Scouts had the opportunity to create videos to share their own personal experiences during learning from home. Each student with the guidance of Filmmaking For Good created a video sharing about a cause that is important to them and their community. The result was a handful of videos created by students that showcased their experiences learning from home, resiliency during a time of crisis, and the power of coming together as a community. 

The Girl Scouts of Tropical Florida is one of 112 councils nationwide chartered by Girl Scouts of the USA to deliver Girl Scout programs. Our council serves over 20,000 girls and adult volunteers in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties and maintains five campsites, each offering unique experiences for girls and adults.

Gabrielle Stieglitz // Program Assistant // Girl Scouts of Tropical Florida: “ I have gotten really, really good reviews from the parents of our participants. They said Filmmaking For Good was a fantastic program. We even had a couple of girls that were from outside Miami, we had a couple of girls from Greater Chicago, Los Angeles and another girl who is from Massachusetts. Everyone had positive reviews and they were absolutely blown away with the program itself.” 


HOW TO ENTER OUR CONTEST

 

Void where prohibited. Rules may change without notice.