WELCOME!     Scout Film Festival (Scout)   —is a...


Scout Film Festival (Scout)—is a 501c3 non-profit organization that supports, empowers, and connects emerging filmmakers and visual storytellers worldwide aged 24 and under working in short film, photography, and innovation.

Scout's community consists of more than 7000 filmmakers from 109 countries. 

Founded in 2014—Scout produces an annual international film festival offering screenings, keynote speakers, talks, and educational programming with leading industry professionals, creators, entrepreneurs, and educators. 

The Educational Program, which runs throughout the year, provides support, resources, and networking opportunities through grants, mentorships, and seminars. The Emerging Filmmakers Grants are sponsored by Jurassic World's Writer and Director, Colin Trevorrow

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  OUR MISSION   Founded in 2014 by    Anna Colavito...


Founded in 2014 by Anna Colavito and cofounder Adriana Teresa Letorney - Scout serves to amplify emerging voices worldwide, build connections that lead to collaborations, provide educational opportunities, and foster an inclusive, merit-based, equitable pathway into the film, media, and journalism industries.

Our team works to encourage creative thinking, connect emerging filmmakers with peers and industry leaders, and engage young filmmakers in making the world a better place through film. 


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Scout Film Festival

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.
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