According to the organisers of this international film contest, female condoms may be one of the most promising health technologies available, which people do not know or hear much about. PATH, the Universal Access to Female Condoms (UAFC) Joint Programme, the Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE), and the National Female Condom Coalition (NFCC) are calling on filmmakers of all levels of experience to enter an international film contest to address at least one of the questions below:

  • Why does the world need female condoms? Are male condoms enough, or do we need something more?
  • What do female condoms mean to you and women and men in your community?
  • How would different types of female condoms affect your lives or the lives of men and women globally?
  • How are female condoms different, special, or sexy in your experience or the experience of others?

The top three film entries will receive cash prizes as follows: first place: US$5,000; second place: US$2,000; third place: US$500.

Winning entries will be screened at the Women Deliver 2013 Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, a global meeting focusing on the health and well-being of girls and women.

Click here for more information about the contest.

Deadline Date
Deadline Date: 
March 1, 2013
Application Info: 

Deadline for application:
March 1 2013 by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST).

This contest is open to individuals who are at least 18 years of age or the age of majority in their country of residence, though certain restrictions apply.

The film must:

  • Include a title that responds to the prompt: "Female Condoms Are..." Fill in the blank with one word or a short phrase that captures the essence of your film.
  • Thematically address at least one of the question prompts in some way.
  • Be in English or dubbed or subtitled in English if recorded in another language.
  • Be a minimum of 1:00 minute and may not exceed 5:00 minutes in length.
  • Be appropriate for all audiences (i.e., no profane language, explicit sexual content, or violence).
  • Be uploaded to your YouTube channel page to enter the contest.

Visit the contest website for complete contest details, including eligibility requirements, official contest rules, submission instructions, and more.


PATH website on January 14 2013. Image credit: Shawn Kavon/PATH