Sundance now has a short film festival specifically for those who are interested in discussing poverty and related issues. Your challenge is to create a unique, compelling, and personal short film that explores empowering a person or an optimistic story about individuals and communities who are overcoming poverty and hunger, combating disease, or improving health. The short film can be narrative fiction or documentary, imaginative, unorthodox, daring or simple- the style and structure are completely up to you but the goal is to touch on economic inequalities and to stir up conversation. Five winning short films will premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and those five winning filmmakers will each receive a $10,000 prize and an all-expenses paid trip to attend the 2015 Sundance Film Festival as the Special Guest of Sundance Institute and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. For more information, visit The deadline to apply is July 1st.



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