Eye Want Change, is a student-led film competition founded by King’s College London Student Advocates International (KCL SAI) and London School of Economics Student Advocates International (LSESU SAI). Student Advocates International (SAI) is a group with the aim of advancing the rule of law and human rights internationally, not only within the confines of a legal perspective but also through the Arts.
Eye Want Change is a film competition open to all 16-25 year olds worldwide and hopes to encourage young people to harness the positive impact that new technologies can have on reporting. This is thanks to its unique criteria, whereby entrants are required to create and submit a short film with relevance to any social issue using only a smartphone, tablet or laptop. We hope that this “restraint” will encourage the production of films that place innovation and creativity over access to equipment or large budgets.
Entrants will be asked to submit their film via email to firstname.lastname@example.org before 20th October 2014. Entries will then go through a process of online public voting to identify the top ten films, which will then put forward to our panel of judges. We are hugely excited to announce that Richard E. Grant, Nick Broomfield, Kate Blewett, Tim Travers-Hawkins, Hazel Thompson and Emma Dabiri have all been confirmed as judges. We have secured a variety of prizes that will be awarded to those films most highly praised by the judges. A public screening of the top ten films will be held in November, during which we will also raise money to support charitable projects here in London.