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The Scout Film Festival Short Film Grant (ages 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
Visit: Scout Film Festival

Status: Open

Submit a project

Application procedure

- All submissions are made via a “Project” created from your Visura dashboard (see "How to submit" below for info/direction regarding creating "dashboard")
- Projects should be in planning or in progress
- Projects should not exceed 20 minutes in final, edited format
- Projects should be subtitled in English if language of origin is otherwise
- Completed projects do not qualify for consideration

Submit an electronic package including:
- About (200 words or less): include birth date of writer and/or director
- Film proposal
- Abbreviated budget and ideal production timeline
- Film Location: town/state/country
- Original language of film
- Sample of the director’s previous work (link to website/Vimeo/YouTube channel)

How to submit:
Each entry consists of one film proposal, abbreviated budget and ideal production timeline, and a sample of the director's previous work. Supporting files/samples for submitted project and previous works can be uploaded directly to the application or can be included as links to files on sharing websites (such as Vimeo, YouTube).
- Limit of one project per person
- Instructions on how to embed Videos to the Visura platform, here 
- For active Visura members, projects may be “published” or “private” within the Visura system
(learn more about Project Privacy settings)
- For Basic Visura members projects are automatically "private" (all non-Visura members submitting to this grant will automatically create a Basic account when you first sign in - free for the duration of the grant process and very quick)
- Applications lacking in supporting material will not be considered for evaluation nor will the applicant be contacted to send the missing material

Who can submit: 
Individuals aged 18 and under working in film medium. All Applicants must have an active BASIC, STANDARD, PLUS, PRIME or GUILD membership account to submit for consideration. For non-members, when you submit to The Scout Film Festival Short Film Grant, you are required to create a free Basic account with Visura which you will be prompted to do at the very beginning of the application process - this only takes a moment.
Please note that while we encourage new members to join Visura (review costs), we actively discourage you from joining the paid levels for the sole purpose of applying to this grant.


- For further inquiries regarding the open call, contact Scout at info@scoutfilmfestival.org 
- For tech support, contact support@visura.co

Terms & conditions

A reader/screening committee will assess the received proposals and select the proposal to be sent to the Industry Jury. A panel of film and media industry professionals along with representatives from Scout Film Festival and Adolescent Content will review a select group of filmmaker projects for funding consideration. Winning filmmakers will be required to share their finished film at the Scout Film Festival within the first year of completion. All filmmakers submitting for this grant must ...

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Deadline

October 26, 2018 (11:59pm, GMT)

70
Days
6
Hours
8
Minutes

Prizes

Over $5,000 cash and in-kind support will be presented to one winner aged 18 and under.

Entry fee

$25 (USD)

Judges

Submission fee

Submission to Visura Grants and Open Calls is free for our members. While we encourage new members to join Visura (review costs), we actively discourage photographers from joining for the sole purpose of applying to a contest.

We believe in a better model and we seek to create an alternative to the status quo of pay-per-contest.

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