Scout Film Festival

Non-profit 501(c)3 Organization
     
Location: Stowe, Vermont and Boston, MA
Biography: Scout Film Festival (Scout) —is a 501c3 non-profit organization that produces an annual international event celebrating emerging filmmakers - aged 24 and under - through film. Our mission is to empower and connect filmmakers and audiences... read on
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Scout Launches Grant Program for Short Film
scout film festival
Aug 16, 2018

Scout Film Festival, in partnership with Visura.co is proud to launch its Career Development Program in support of filmmakers aged 24 and under . This Program works to offer grants, scholarships, mentorships, internships and other career opportunities to emerging filmmakers worldwide.

Kicking off this program, Scout is announcing The Scout Film Festival Short Film Grants. This is an opportunity for emerging filmmakers worldwide to receive $5,000 of cash and in-kind support for the completion of a new short narrative or documentary project or work in progress in one of two separate age categories; 18 and under or 19 to 24. The winner will be announced and prize distributed at the Scout Film Festival Awards Ceremony in 2019.

The Grant has a multi-tiered mission: 1) recognize filmmakers aged 24 and under worldwide working in short film medium; 2) support an ongoing or new/future short film; 3) bring the work of filmmakers aged 24 and under to key industry leaders worldwide; and, 4) recognize the importance of supporting the next generation of film leaders.

DEADLINE: October 26, 2018, at 11:59:00 p.m. EDT 
For more info, please email us at info@scoutfilmfestival.org or visit Scout's website: www.scoutfilmfestival.org.

JUDGES
Sara Shepard, author of Pretty Little Liars and The Lying Game
Izabella Tzenkova, producer of The Wolfpack and Skate Kitchen 
Katie Elmore, cofounder & Executive Producer of Wise Entertainment
Kate Bubacz, Deputy Director of Photography at BuzzFeed
Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni, Head of Strategic Outreach Pearl Street Films, Writer/Performer One Drop of Love, co-author of the Inclusion Rider
Olivia Rodrigo, actor Bizaardvark and Grace Stirs Up Success

JUDGING PROCESS
Scout will be accepting submissions from Thursday, August 16, 2018, through Friday, October 26, 2018, at 11:59 pm EST. The judging process will take place in three rounds. There will be one winner per age category. The winners, finalists and honorable mentions will be announced and two winning prizes/grants distributed at the Scout Film Festival Awards Ceremony in 2019.

SUBMIT
CATEGORY: 18 and under
An opportunity for emerging filmmakers worldwide aged 18 and under to receive $5,000 of cash and in-kind support for the completion of a new short narrative or documentary project or work in progress.
Accepting submissions: August 10 to October 26, 2018
Submit: https://visura.co/open-calls/submit/33

CATEGORY: 19 to 24 
An opportunity for emerging filmmakers worldwide aged 19 to 24 to receive $5,000 of cash and in-kind support for the completion of a new short narrative or documentary project or work in progress.
Accepting submissions: August 10 to October 26, 2018
Submit: https://visura.co/open-calls/submit/36

APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Each entry consists of one film proposal, abbreviated budget and ideal production timeline, and a sample of the director's previous work.

Scout is now accepting submissions to the Grant, with announcements being made at The Scout Film Festival Awards event in 2019. To be considered for the Grant, applications must be received by October 26, 2018.

Applications: Learn more about what and how to submit your short film proposal: 
Filmmakers aged 18 and under, apply here.
Filmmakers aged 19 to 24, apply here.

Eligibility 
US & International Filmmakers.
Work in progress or New short narrative or documentary short film project

What Will I Need to Complete My Application? 
Visura Basic, Standard, Plus or Prime membership
Online Application Form
Written Proposal with abbreviated budget and ideal production timeline
A sample of the Director's Previous work

For additional help on preparing your materials, click here.

Cost of Entry
The submission cost of entry is the following:
1. Filmmakers aged 18 and under: $25.00 (here)
2. Filmmakers aged 19 to 24: $35.00 (here)

Payments are made via PayPal. 
International credit cards are accepted. Only one submission per person.

Description
The Scout Career Development Program provides support, including grants, to filmmakers worldwide aged 24 and under working in the short film medium that displays: outstanding film language, cohesive & compelling storytelling, originality, and feasibility, contemporary cultural & social relevance, and potential to reach and connect with its intended audience.

Preference is given to films that convey clear story structure and narrative, contemporary relevance, provoke thoughts and reflection, demonstrated access to subjects, and quality use of film craft.

Terms and Conditions

Read Full Terms and Conditions 
Aged 18 and under, here. 
Aged 19-24, here.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Open only to individuals who are Visura Annual Members with an active BASIC, STANDARD, PLUS or PRIME annual membership, have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction at the time of entry, and DO NOT reside in Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, or Syria. Employees of FotoVisura Inc., Scout Film Festival, and related parties are ineligible. Each entry consists of one project(s) entry form, a video or short film, a project summary, and a first-person narrative related to the work. Entries must be received by October 26, 2018, 11:59:00 pm EDT. One entry allowed per person. This is a merit-based contest and chance plays no part in the determination of winners. Odds of winning depend on numbers of entries received and skill of entrant. Review full Official Rules at http://visura.co/assignments/. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Sponsors are FotoVisura Inc., PO BOX 936 Stowe, VT 05672 & SCOUT FILM FESTIVAL, PO Box 342 Stowe, VT 05672.

For more info, please email us at . info@scoutfilmfestival.org 
or visit Scout's website: www.scoutfilmfestival.org

Local Love, Global Love. 
Your Scout Team
Banner Photo by Clark Tibbs



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