DAI Announces 2018 Film Contest

 Calling University Filmmakers to Apply for a

One-Week Filmmaking Assignment to Africa

The winner of DAI’s 2nd Annual University Filmmaking Contest will travel with DAI to an African country in the summer of 2018 to document how DAI is making an impact on leaders and communities there.


For Immediate Release
Contact: Helen McAllister, Director, Marketing and Communications
719-685-6483, hmcallister@daintl.org, www.daintl.org


Colorado Springs, Colorado, October 23, 2017 – DAI (Development Associates International) announced today the call for entries in its annual International University Student Filmmaking Contest.

DAI created the University Student Filmmaking Contest to increase awareness among college students of the importance of Christian leadership in impacting global change and engage them in advocating for local Christian leaders around the world.  The contest asks students to demonstrate their interviewing and filmmaking skills to bring an inspirational leadership story to life in three minutes or less. The application deadline is April 1, 2018.

Last year’s winning film was “The Archer Hadley Story”, submitted by Ben Root, a student of film and media production at the University of Texas at Austin. Ben traveled with DAI to Nepal in July 2017, where he worked alongside filmmaking professionals to capture the story of a young Nepali leader who is using what she has learned from DAI to further impact her community. The final product is posted here.

Students interested in submitting a film for the 2018 contest can find all the details at www.daintl.org/filmcontest.  

About DAI

DAI focuses on developing a leader’s spiritual growth and effectiveness at managing people, money and organizations, using biblical servant leadership as the core principle. As leaders are transformed they positively impact communities, ministries, government and the future of their nation.

DAI now serves more than 28,000 Christian leaders in 74 countries annually, including many of the most difficult places to live and work in our world. They meet the needs of these leaders through multi-session workshops, a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership program in partnership with local universities and free online learning.

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