Scout Film Festival (Scout)—is a 501c3 non-profit organization that celebrates, supports, empowers, and connects diverse, emerging filmmakers worldwide aged 24 and under through short film. 

Scout's community consists of more than 6000 filmmakers from 107 countries. 

Founded in 2014—Scout produces an annual international film festival offering screenings, interviews, talks, and workshops with leading industry professionals. 

The Educational Program offers support, resources, and networking opportunities through grants, mentorships, and webinars

The annual Emerging Filmmakers Grants are sponsored by Jurassic World's Writer and Director, Colin Trevorrow.  

Art by Aaron Nell Millado


Scout's mission is to celebrate, support, empower, and connect diverse, emerging filmmakers worldwide. This is what we live for! 

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. Scout exists to amplify emerging voices, help build connections that lead to collaborations, provide educational opportunities, and a pathway to an industry which better reflects the world we live in. 

Scout was founded by Anna Colavito and cofounder Adriana Teresa Letorney with the shared belief in building a platform that fosters a more equitable and inclusive film industry.


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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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