Tuesday, March 21, 2017 | News
We are fired up about the Scout Film Festival 2017 catalog of official selections and category nominees (ALL films written, produced and directed by filmmakers 18 and under) screening this year, June 9-11 in Stowe, VT, USA. The 132 films below were chosen out of 987 total submissions from 67 countries! While this gives us the unique opportunity to consider work that spans a wide spectrum from around the globe, it certainly doesn't make it any easier to narrow down those entries
Congratulations to all the filmmakers included here, and to ALL who submitted, we look forward to viewing your future work.
Films are listed by category and then alphabetically. As we received hundreds of submissions in the Female Filmmaker category and almost half our official selections were made by women/girls, you will see only the films nominated for Best Female Filmmaker under that heading. They and all other female films are also listed in their respective categories. Nominees in all categories are bold. Click HERE to view list.
Local Love, Global Love
Your Scout Team
Thursday, March 9, 2017 | News
Great news coming atcha! Scout's embarrassment of riches continues as we announce our Jury for this year. Our category nominees have a range of expertise sitting on this panel, thoughtfully reviewing their films - 5/6 films nominated per category - nominees will be announced Friday, March 10!
Visit our website to find out; on which major motion picture franchise(s) did Script Consultant, Phil Clarke, work; of which popular talk/news satire program is Juliet Werner segment producer; which judge knows Everything About Mary; which YA fiction author is back for another year for the pure love of it; what are our TWO Exceptional Young Filmmaker Jurors from 2016 up to. Listen, our Jury is stacked to the nines, each a bragging right, go find out...
Local Love, Global Love.
Your Scout Team
Saturday, March 4, 2017 | News
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Wednesday, February 1, 2017 | News
Year Two we have received over 800 submissions from 67 countries, some as remote as Kosovo (1.8 million) and Mongolia (2.8 mil). Looks like the only continent (other than Antarctica) we haven't reached is Greenland, so if you know anyone there 18 and under who creates art...
Scout Film Festival is scheduled for June 9-11, 2017 in Stowe, VT.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 | News
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 | News
Anna's Mini Takeover will focus on the installation and opening of a new show designed and curated in part by the Unges Laboratorier for Kunst (ULK Art Labs). The ULK Art Labs are the social and creative community for young people between the ages of 15 and 25 at the Statens Museum for Kunst (SMK, National Gallery of Denmark).
"The ULK Art Labs members are volunteers who work on projects in close collaboration with museum staff with the common vision: art should feel relevant to young people, and creativity should be part of their everyday lives."
Follow this series, if you haven't already (Srwsht Abarash and James Serpico launched this project skillfully). Young storytellers are out there creating content and connecting us all by sharing a week of themselves, their thoughts, their craft with the rest of us @scoutflmfestival
Thursday, September 15, 2016 | News
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Sunday, August 14, 2016 | News | Exhibitions
June 17-19, 2016 was programmed with 129 exceptional short films made by filmmakers 18 and under from around the world.
Enjoy our 15 winning films of 2016, some accompanied by acceptance videos by the filmmaker and STAY TUNED for the rest of our roster coming to this channel soon.
Screen shot from Scout 2016 Winner Overall Film, Spell, by Isabella Olaguera.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 | News
Friday, June 10, 2016 | News
I can barely believe it myself. Please read and share this article about Scout Film Festival in the Huffington Post. Read and share. Read and share... Very proud of all the amazing films and filmmakers we have for you next weekend!
Oh, did I say... Read and share...
Thursday, June 2, 2016 | News
Congratulations to all our nominees and our official selection filmmakers alike. Stay tuned for another note listing all films and filmmakers in the complete festival program.
THANK YOU for sharing your talents and for investing in each other through storytelling, by making possible this first Scout Film Festival celebration and connection of teen filmmakers through YOUR film.
Thursday, December 3, 2015 | News
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Monday, October 26, 2015 | News
Today’s teenagers live in an age that poses unique challenges for their sense of worth and sense of common humanity. Teenagers are inspiring in the freedom they inhabit and their declarations and inventions. But, being young right now often means being one, invisible person in an ever-growing, digitally-connected population of millions of invisible people. With endless technology and thousands of impersonal “interactions” through this technology, our young people seek connections which build their compassion, personal engagement with and understanding of their peers, their world. . We live in a world of constant communication, and so too do we live in a world of greater distance and anonymity that is depriving our youth of a vital need to connect.
By sharing each other's human stories in person, through film, the common threads and feelings of growing up will help teenage, devoted storytellers see familiarity in those around them and consider others a compliment to themselves. Through Scout, through storytelling and celebration, we remind our teenagers they are individually unique and talented; their creative stories can empower them and reassure them that they are collectively responsible for the legacy of their generation; through their lens.Written by Anna Colavito, Founder Scout Film Festival scoutfilmfestival.org