Girls' Voices Now.
Empowering girls and femme-identifying youth from under-resourced communities to find, develop, and use their voice for positive social change through filmmaking.
2021 Program Dates: July 5-August 6, Monday-Friday, 9am-1pm. Some activities and assignments outside of program hours should be anticipated. The application period closes May 24, 2021.
The program will be held virtually with some potential in-person elements, depending on COVID-19 guidelines.
Applicants must be:
No prior filmmaking experience required.
The program is entirely free and all participants who complete the program receive a stipend.
Watch Youth Films.
See the films produced in previous years of our Girls’ Voices Now summer program.
What to Expect:
Why We Do This.
How We Do This.
Empower the next generation of filmmakers and changemakers through personal and professional development.
Build pathways for crucial, underrepresented voices to access the film and entertainment industries.
Produce relevant, powerful short, social change films with strong educational value for all ages.
“My experience with Women’s Voices Now was amazing and life-changing. We built friendships that will last, we built connections that will help us navigate to places, and we built confidence, confidence within ourselves and in our voices.”
– Sissi R., Girls’ Voices Now 2019
Watch Our 2020 Films.
Exploring the fear and hidden struggles that come with being a woman today.
Struggling with beauty standards on a journey towards self-love and empowerment.
For diversity and equality in the STEM field, women face many obstacles on their career path.
Fighting society’s unrealistic beauty standards through the celebration of diversity.
Navigating the teenage experience of hyper-sexualization, in media, at school, and at home.
Watch Our 2019 Films.
Media representations of immigrants dehumanize the people they portray. A visual companion to a poem written on the undocumented experience.
Girl athletes face underfunding and inequity throughout their time in school. Let’s inspire people to support their local girls’ sports teams.
The media often portrays unrealistic standards that damage self-esteem and confidence of those who do not meet “ideal” beauty standards.
Watch Our 2018 Films.
Entering womanhood isn’t always easy. When encountering periods, women and young girls often have to “go with the flow”
Following teenagers in the POC community who are battling mental illness and how it affects them in their everyday life.
Colorism and the stigmas faced by the underground drag performance community of Los Angeles, California.
Like any other teenage girl, Mehrin tries to navigate her way through high school. Once the scarf is on, she’s a stereotype.
Our 2018 films were made in collaboration with GlobalGirl Media.
We want to give a special thank you to our sponsors who make our summer program and year-round offerings possible.
Interested in becoming a Girls’ Voices Now sponsor?
Contact us to learn more about our sponsorship packages, which include logo visibility, social media mentions, and opportunities for community engagement.
Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org with inquiries.
We look forward to working with you!