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11th Annual Corporate Citizenship Film Festival

Call for Entries Now Open

Published 11-13-18

Submitted by Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship

The International Corporate Citizenship Film Festival is now accepting video submissions.

The Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship's International Corporate Citizenship Film Festival is the largest film festival devoted exclusively to celebrating the work of corporate social responsibility (CSR) professionals, their companies, and programs. The eleventh annual Film Festival, presented by BBVA Compass, is now accepting submissions. Winners will be honored at the 2019 International Corporate Citizenship Conference, being held April 28-30, 2019 in Dallas, Texas.

The Film Festival is open to all companies regardless of size or location. To participate, an organization is asked to submit a short film depicting one or more aspects of a recent corporate citizenship initiative. Participants often use the festival as a storytelling opportunity for their signature programs; since the inaugural event in 2009, the Film Festival has received more than 520 submissions. Among last year’s winning entries were films that showcased impactful disaster relief efforts, the power of financial literacy and STEM education, and the responsibility of men to “Man Up” and support an end to domestic violence.

IMPORTANT 2019 FILM FESTIVAL INFORMATION

  • Submission period: Films, in the form of video uploads, will be accepted from November 12, 2018 through January 18, 2019.

  • Eligibility—The Film Festival is exclusive to for-profit companies, which are eligible to participate regardless of size or location, including both members and nonmembers of the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship. Entry for members is FREE; the entry fee for nonmembers is $1,500.

  • Length and File Format—Films are required to be less than three minutes in length and submitted in one of the following formats: .AVI, .FLV, .MP4, .MPG, .MOV, .FLV, .WMV. Only one entry per company is permitted.

  • Categories—Winners are awarded in the following categories:

    • Small Company (1 - 5,000 employees*)

    • Medium Company (5,000 - 30,000 employees*)

    • Large Company (30,000+ employees*)

    • Fan Favorite

    • Best in Show

* We define employee as a person your company employs for wages or salary; this includes Full-Time employees, Part-Time employees, Temporary employees, and Independent Contractors or Freelancers.

  • Public voting: Open to the general public, voting will take place online through the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship website from February 4 through February 27, 2019. The field will be narrowed down to nine finalists, three per size category; public voting determines the Fan Favorite winner.

  • Judging: The finalists will be reviewed by a panel of judges to choose a winner of each size category, as well as the Best in Show winner. Judging is based on content and storytelling, production quality, and alignment with the participating company’s overall corporate citizenship objectives.

  • Winner announced: Winners will be announced on April 28, during the 2019 International Corporate Citizenship Conference, which is being held on April 28-30, 2019, in Dallas, Texas. Finalists must be present to win. 

SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY

Click here to submit your film for the 2019 International Corporate Citizenship Film Festival.

QUESTIONS

If you have questions, please email filmfestival@bc.edu.

ABOUT BOSTON COLLEGE CENTER FOR CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP

The Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship (BCCCC) is a leader in the field of corporate citizenship helping corporate social responsibility (CSR) professionals know more about how to maximize business and social value; do more, and achieve more through environmental, social, and governance investments. Founded in 1985, the Center draws on a community of corporate professionals, original research, and resources of the Boston College Carroll School of Management. The membership-supported organization engages more than 10,000 individuals annually across its network of more than 470 member companies each year. For more information, visit ccc.bc.edu.

CONTACT:        

Jessica Shearer
Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Phone: 617.552.4545
Email: ccc@bc.edu

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Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship

Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship

The Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship connects professionals with research, insights on corporate social responsibility and management education opportunities. Founded by the Carroll School of Management, we help our member companies know more, do more and achieve more with their corporate citizenship programs. We engage over 400 member companies and more than 10,000 individuals annually to share knowledge and expertise about the practice of corporate citizenship through our executive education program, research, courses, and our annual conference. For more information on our courses, research and membership, visit ccc.bc.edu. Connect with Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship: Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook & Google+.

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