Grants & Open Calls
Open Call

The Scout Emerging Storytellers Grant (ages 19 to 24)

Scout Film Festival (Scout) announced Colin Trevorrow as Sponsor of two inaugural Scout Film Festival short film grants. Mr. Trevorrow is funding a $10,000 grant split between the 18 and under and 19 to 24 categories, and will join the panel of Judges to review and select the winner. Mr. Trevorrow’s sponsorship represents his tremendous commitment to championing the next generation of storytellers and provides an unparalleled opportunity for young artists to have their work reviewed by one of the industry’s leading filmmakers.

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.

Final call. Deadline extended 24 hours.
Accepting submissions: August 10 to November 28, 2018


Anna Colavito
Founder & Executive Director
Scout Film Festival

A resident of Stowe, Vermont—Anna Colavito has focused her entire professional career in project and creative management and production in advertising and film.  A graduate of Mount Holyoke College, Anna triple majored in photography,... read on

Fanshen Cox
award-winning playwright, actor, producer & educator
One Drop of Love

The award-winning playwright, actor, producer & educator, Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni is currently touring her one-woman show:  One Drop of Love . Fanshen is also Head of Strategic Outreach at Pearl Street Films. She served as a Peace Corps... read on

Colin Trevorrow
Film director and screenwriter

Filmmaker Colin Trevorrow re-launched the Jurassic franchise with the smash hit, Jurassic World, which he co-wrote and directed.  The Universal release is the highest grossing summer film in box office history.     Most recently,... read on

Izabella Tzenkova
Producer. Produced multiple feature films including the award-winning documentary The Wolfpack and the soon-to-be-released Skate Kitchen.

Izabella Tzenkova works as a film and commercials producer between New York and Los Angeles.  She produced Crystal Moselle’s award-winning documentary, THE WOLFPACK which took the 2015 Sundance Grand Jury Prize and her first narrative... read on

Kate Bubacz
Deputy Photo Director
Buzzfeed News

Kate Bubacz is the deputy photo director for BuzzFeed News. Previously, she worked at ABC News and The New York Post. She started photographing as a kid on vacation and when she’s not looking at pictures, she likes to travel and cook. I am... read on

Katie Elmore
co-Founder and President
Wise Entertainment

Katie Elmore Mota is an Emmy-nominated producer, writer, and director who was recently named one of the National Diversity Council’s Top 50 Women in Entertainment in 2016. She is the founder and co-president of Wise Entertainment and served... read on

Kris Meyer
Emmy nominated Film & Television Producer

Kris Meyer (born July 1, 1969) is an Emmy-nominated American film and television producer. He is known for his work on   Me, Myself & Irene   (2000),   Shallow Hal   (2001) and   Hall Pass   (2011). Kris... read on

Sara Shepard
Pretty Little Liars. The Perfectionists. The Amateurs. The Elizas.

Sara Shepard is the author of over thirty novels, including the New York Times bestselling series Pretty Little Liars and the Lying Game, both of which were adapted for television on Freeform. Her latest novel is called The Elizas, which is also... read on

Olivia Rodrigo

Olivia Rodrigo is a 15-year-old actress, currently starring in the Disney Channel’s international hit, Bizaardvark. She plays Paige, a high schooler who creates comedy videos with her best friend for their social media channel. Olivia got... read on