Women Deliver Announces Two Exciting Events at Women Deliver 2013 Global Conference

Women Deliver is pleased to invite you to participate in two exciting events at the Women Deliver 2013 conference:

Cinema Corner

The Cinema Corner is an exciting opportunity to share your work on a global platform. Building on the success of the inaugural Cinema Corner that took place at the 2010 Women Deliver conference in Washington, DC, the 2013 event will include three days of screenings running concurrent to the conference. Films that are selected for screening at the Cinema Corner will be eligible for various prizes and accolades.

We invite you to submit your film here. Deadline for submissions is January 25, 2013.

The screenings will put a “face” to Women Deliver’s mission of reducing maternal mortality and improving access to reproductive health. The Cinema Corner will engage filmmakers, media outlets, and audiences in film-related advocacy opportunities, and relay the message that the arts is an important element of Women Deliver’s approach to making a more equitable world for girls and women. All filmmakers who are selected for screening will have the opportunity to conduct a Q&A and to distribute their films to participants.

We are delighted to have the Cinema Corner curated by Lisa Russell, an Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker who has produced films on issues such as maternal health, youth in conflict zones, the HIV/AIDS pandemic, food insecurity and many other global challenges.

Social Enterprise Challenge

To highlight new, innovative ideas that impact the health and well-being of girls and women, Women Deliver will organize a Social Enterprise Challenge for the Women Deliver 2013 conference. We are working to solicit applications in partnership with Echoing Green, a global nonprofit that provides seed funding and technical assistance to emerging social entrepreneurs. The winners of the Echoing Green fellowship will receive strategic support, up to $90,000 to launch their innovative idea, and a powerful community of 500+ other Fellows and Alumni over a two-year fellowship.

Semi-finalists of the Echoing Green application process will be offered the opportunity to win a full scholarship, including travel and accommodations, to attend the Women Deliver 2013 conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The top 10 ideas from the semi-finalist pool will be invited to attend the event and pitch their social enterprise to a prestigious panel of experts, investors, and judges.

Please apply for the Echoing Green fellowship here. Deadline for submissions is January 7, 2013. 

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