Eye Want Change is a film organisation which embraces smartphones to break elitist barriers in the filmmaking industry, and nurture creative self-expression and storytelling from a multitude of voices.
Created as an antidote to elitism in the film industry, Eye Want Change seeks to design a space where creativity and passionate storytelling is placed above formal education, access to equipment, large budgets and technical expertise. Inspired by the use of phones by activists across the world and films shot entirely or in-part on smartphones, we look to citizen journalism and new technologies as ways to democratise mainstream media and diversify filmmaking.
We lead regular workshops, digital spaces and screening events centring around how to make meaningful films on smartphones, guerrilla filmmaking and how to harness technology for social change, as well as hosting an international smartphone film competition each year. The competition's entry requirement is simple: Submit a short mobile movie on a social issue that you care about.