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A Short Film Competition Anyone Can Enter - $20,000 Grand Prize

I'd actually like to participate in this, but I can't think of anyone I know whom I can profile based on the requirements, so if anyone has any recommendations, let me know!

The Social Equity Venture Fund (SEVEN) is sponsoring Cinema Prosperite, a competition that is actively seeking short films (2-5 minutes) that profile entrepreneurs engaging in for-profit, sustainable businesses, and adhere to strict ethical business practices. Entrepreneurs who are starting and running for-profit businesses in ethical ways – serving customers, treating and paying workers well, generating returns for investors, and achieving all these things without negatively impacting future generations or damaging the environment – should be celebrated.

Videos should use the best film techniques to showcase the story of an entrepreneur – to show the story of what odds this person has overcome, what impact they have had on the world, and how they’ve managed to achieve success. The goal is to help tell the stories about real people who understand that ending global poverty is serious business.

A grand prize of $20,000 will be awarded to the top-ranked video: $10,000 to the filmmaker, and $10,000 to the profiled entrepreneur. A second prize of $10,000 ($5,000 to the filmmaker and $5,000 to the profiled entrepreneur), and a third prize of $5,000 ($2,500 to the filmmaker and $2,500 to the profiled entrepreneur) will also be awarded.

For full details, see Email Elizabeth Hooper at with any questions.


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