Amplifying the Power of Diverse Stories

12 FEB 2021

Goldman Sachs has partnered with Campus Movie Fest (CMF), the world’s largest student film festival, on a series of movie-making challenges to promote creativity and representation in film, and to foster open dialogues. The partnership spans the 2020/2021 school year and includes one movie-making challenge per semester. 

Continuing Goldman Sachs’ longstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion, the challenge series, titled “Rewrite the Script on Representation in Film”, is focused on BIPOC filmmakers to encourage students to share their perspectives on authentic representation. Our firm is excited to amplify the voices of students and to help discover a new generation of problem solvers, change-makers and creative talent.

Students are invited to submit short films which promote how diverse perspectives play a critical role in creating art. This fall, as part of its partnership with Goldman Sachs, CMF invited all students to submit films with a theme of “The Redo” focused on reclaiming conversations on race. Students were encouraged to express their personal stories, perspectives and voices through their filmmaking.

Participating student filmmakers in the series are also offered workshops with Goldman Sachs’ Human Capital Management team on career mapping and with CMF on BIPOC representation in the industry—as well as a chance to receive a $5,000 filmmaking prize and invitation to the prestigious CMF Terminus, a weekend long event that includes “The Golden Tripod Awards”. 

Over the past two decades, CMF has provided young filmmakers the equipment, training and support for creating movies during their festivals. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, CMF worked to ensure students could still learn the filmmaking process and celebrate their creativity. Watch some of the Goldman Sachs x CMF “The Redo” challenge submission videos here.

The Spring 2021 movie-making challenge will be focused on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) to encourage conversations on innovation and technology. Stay tuned for updates on part two of the program!