supporting programs aimed at
achieving a gender equal world

The Pioneers in Skirts Global Impact Movie Relay

The Producers of the multi-award-winning impact documentary feature film, Pioneers in Skirts, have created an advocacy program where qualified organizations can screen the movie and host a post-screening dialogue with the filmmakers — for FREE!

With an aim to help put women & girls at the heart of pandemic recovery efforts, the program allows for the film to screen in front of groups who elevate women & girls, work to advance women into leadership roles, and address gender equality issues.

A Platform For Action

Organizations around the globe are using relay Watch Party events to help re-ignite governments, civil society, businesses, and other stakeholders to eliminate discrimination against women & girls and achieve equality.



United States | 2020 | English | Women, Equal Rights, Generation Equality

Sound: Stereo, 5.1 Surround Sound

Duration: 60 min

Closed Captioning: English

Subtitles available upon request: Spanish, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, French, German, Russian, Arabic


How to Apply

Pioneers in Skirts supports work directly related to our impact strategies. 

Organizations must be part of a nonprofit, NGO, or activist group and will be chosen based upon:

  • the need for change in their communities,
  • how well the Watch Party can help boost their programs that elevate women & girls and address gender equality issues,
  • the inspiring work they do in their communities,
  • the spirit with which they bring people together to solve problems.

Applicants are encouraged to review eligibility requirements and program guidelines before starting your application (scroll down to access the application).


Thank You To The Impact Relay Sponsors

How the relay works

After a Global Impact Movie Relay application is approved, Pioneers in Skirts will award 1 (one) complimentary LIVE movie Watch Party with filmmaker participation

Awardees receive:

  • A Run of Show for the Watch Party event 
  • An Eventbrite page is created for Awardee
  • A LIVE Zoom screening of the movie hosted by the filmmakers
  • During the streaming, the awardee organization and filmmakers will engage with viewers via the Zoom CHAT function.
  • after the end-credits roll, the filmmakers remain for the post-screening conversation with the aim of galvanizing the audience into taking action!
  • The post-screening portion of the event will be recorded.
  • Two videos will be created from the recorded video and shared on the Pioneers in Skirts YouTube page.   

When will the Relay end?

The Start: we held our first relay screening at the United Nations CSW65 NGO Parallel Events March 2021.

The Relay: we’re traveling with the film around the world hosting special Watch Party events to help boost programs that elevate women & girls and address gender equality issues.

The End: we plan to hold our last relay Watch Party late in 2022 or early 2023.

Apply for the Global Impact Movie Relay

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