Enter the 2019 Film Festival!

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The 11th annual Corporate Citizenship Film Festival—the largest film festival devoted exclusively to celebrating the work of corporate social responsibility (CSR) professionals, their companies, and programs—has officially begun! 

Presented by BBVA Compass, this year's Film Festival includes a submission period that runs from November 12, 2018 through January 18, 2019. Public voting will be held from February 4 through February 27, 2019, and winners will be honored as part of a formal ceremony at the 2019 International Corporate Citizenship Conference on April 28 in Dallas, Texas.

Entering our Film Festival gives teams the opportunity to showcase how their companies are using video to communicate their corporate citizenship initiatives; it also helps spread the word about the great work that companies are doing—films will be viewed by hundreds, mentioned in blog posts, and receive both third-party media attention and social media impressions.

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. This year’s contest stands to be even more dynamic! 


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Important Information & Rules

Below is important Film Festival-related information. For questions, please email filmfestival@bc.edu.

ELIGIBILITY—All companies are eligible to participate regardless of size or location, including both members and non-members of the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship.i Entry for Center members is FREE; the entry fee for non-members is $1,500.

LENGTH AND FILE FORMAT & CAPTIONING—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

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—Three finalists in each company size category are determined by public voting. Open to the general public, online voting takes place February 4 through February 27, 2019, through the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship website. Public voting, designed to encourage employee engagement and idea spreading, will also determine the Fan Favorite winner.

JUDGING—Following public voting, a panel of industry experts will review the nine finalists selected by voters. The panel will select one winner from each of the three company size categories 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.

WINNERS—Winners will be honored as part of a formal ceremony at the 2019 International Corporate Citizenship Conference, on April 28 in Dallas, Texas.

Key Dates to Remember:

For questions, please email filmfestival@bc.edu.


We ask that companies submit just one entry apiece; if you work at a subsidiary, please reach out to filmfestival@bc.edu for clarification regarding your entry, so as to ensure your video is categorized appropriately. PR firms may submit multiple entries, but only one video per company

ii In order to win, a representative from your company must be in attendance at the International Corporate Citizenship Conference (registration for the Conference is required).