Join WE in Showcasing Uplifting Short Films

Individually we have been on a journey to find ways to apply our skills and talents towards endeavors that contribute to a better world. With this event we reach out to short film makers creating work that turns attention and imaginations towards what the future looks like if we rise to the challenges we face today. Who are the filmmakers that will help us envision a better world that works for all? We want short films in any genre from dramedy to musicals and from live performance to experimental.

We are accepting submissions from August 19, 2021 thru September 6, 2021. Short films run no longer than 39 minutes. Entries not in English should have English subtitles. Work must be contemporary (completed within the last three years). This is a No Entry Fee festival.

This short film showcase seeks to inspire and engage the public by introducing new audiences to submitted short films, while also raising the profile of new filmmakers through event promotions and virtual panel discussions. Details sent after registration or submission.

You Are Invited to Participate!

Discovering Future Short Film Classics that Advance and Inspire a New Culture of WE

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

Meet Our Team

United in by a shared desire to be part of manifesting some aspect of a better world in the here and now and planting the seeds to blossom as our better future.

FAQ about WE Freedom Film Fest

WE Connect, Mobilize, & Accelerate Global Social Change for a United Humanity!

We want this event to be a seed that grows into a legacy of a better world. We are living through historic times and one day, folks will ask you what you did. We want to grow a community that rallies around [We]Freedom Film Fest and the values that inspired it. With this project we are exploring how to connect these values to specific changes. Artist collaborations are one path for this.
This is a WE, The World Campaign for Freedom project operating under the artist research residency of Yvette Dubel and builds on her work.

There are NO entry fees and you can win monetary prizes! Yayyy!

We are interested in finding this kind of media and the audiences who share an interest in it. We want to grow a community that rallies around these themes, contributing to the diversity of voices expressing the values that inspired this organization. With this project we are exploring how to connect these values to specific changes such as what kind of work is encouraged and incentivized to express a different kind of value led economics. Happy to go deeper into this if you’re really interested – get in touch to schedule a conversation or request additional information.

One film will be screened each day over 11 days of Global Unity. When the schedule is finalized folks who’ve registered to request a free ticket will be notified.
Registered attendees will be emailed a virtual room link each day with screening time confirmation.

Submission guidelines will be posted for 2021 soon. Visit this site for up-to-date information.

In order to submit a film you need an account but you do not need an account to view the films.
WE, The World and organizations worldwide are taking part in programs and calls to action in September in observance of, and in alignment with, 11 Days of Global Unity ( September 11-21 and the UN International Day of Peace September 21. This emerging international movement consists of more than 3,500 civil society organizations in nearly every country that are presenting concerts, conferences, festivals, forums, marches, broadcasts and other programs in September to address local and global social, political, economic and environmental challenges to humanity and all life on Earth.
WE, The World is a global coalition-building non-profit organization based in New York City. Founded in 1998 by Rick Ulfik, We, The World annually connects and promotes thousands of socially conscious organizations and businesses, representing millions of people, to amplify their efforts and generate public awareness and action for peace, justice, sustainability and transformation. Advisors and Supporters include Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Jane Goodall, Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson, Bill McKibben, Immaculee Ilibagiza, Daniel Ellsberg, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Patch Adams, Hazel Henderson, Robert Thurman and about 70 other visionary leaders from around the world

September 11- 21, 2021