Submit to the 2022 Scout Emerging Filmmakers Grants

Submit to the 2022 Scout Emerging Filmmakers Grants

Scout Film Festival is excited to announce its 2022 Emerging Filmmakers Grants sponsored for the third year by director, writer, and producer Colin Trevorrow , known for the indie film SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED (2012) and the blockbuster hit JURASSIC WORLD. As part of Scout's Career Development Program , in partnership with Visura.co , this open call is an opportunity for two emerging filmmakers to receive $5,000 in cash for the completion of a new short film or work in progress in one of two separate age categories; 18 and Under or 19 to 24 . The winner will be announced at...
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Save The Date: Scout Film Festival will be held October 27-30 in Boston, MA

Save The Date: Scout Film Festival will be held October 27-30 in Boston, MA

The sixth annual Scout Film Festival will be held October 27-30 in Boston, MA.  As the sixth annual festival approaches, we are busy programming a showcase of this year's best emerging short films , and a catalog of live events focusing on exciting storytelling innovations and technology , young entrepreneurs , and educational programming with leading industry professionals, creators, and educators . We are making plans to welcome guests from near and far - across the globe. We are also offering a robust online presence including everything the festival has to offer!...
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Interview: In Conversation With Emerging Filmmakers Austin Hall and Zach Visvikis

Interview: In Conversation With Emerging Filmmakers Austin Hall and Zach Visvikis

Scout cofounder Adriana Teresa Letorney talks to aspiring film writers and directors Zach Visvikis and Austin Hall about being student filmmakers today. The duo has been working together since they met during one of the classes at the Film & TV Production undergraduate program at NYU Tisch School of the Arts . Austin is also completing a minor in Child Psychology.   SCOUT: What was your first project together?  Austin:  We met in a class. We were put in a group called  Sight and Sound Filmmaking , where we had to make a film. That's how we started...
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Submissions Open For Scout Film Festival 2022!

Submissions Open For Scout Film Festival 2022!

SHARE YOUR STORY Scout Film Festival’s sixth annual open call has begun!We invite filmmakers aged 24 and under to submit their short and feature-length films for an opportunity to be showcased during Scout Film Festival 2022, in Boston, Massachusetts! Submissions are accepted exclusively through FilmFreeway March 2, 2022 through July 3, 2022 . Submissions are free through April 8. Submit your work and connect with us! Show us your perspective on life and the world around you! At Scout, we offer a home for emerging storytellers who want to share their work with a wider audience,...
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Instagram Takeover: Nishika Agarwal and Taylor Richardson

Instagram Takeover: Nishika Agarwal and Taylor Richardson

One day in New York City with Nishika Agarwal @nishikagarwal and Taylor Richardson @misstaylorrichardson . Nishika is an Indian-American Writer and Director based in New York City, currently pursuing a Film & Television BFA at @nyutisch . Taylor is an Actress and Writer currently in production on HBO's The Time Traveler's Wife and The Gilded Age. Nishika and Taylor's film, Danni and Alyssa won in the Best Female Filmmaker, Best Direction, and Outstanding Performance Female (by Taylor) categories at Scout 2020! Be sure to tune in, like, comment and go give Nishika...
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Instagram Takeover: Documentary Filmmaker Emily Cross

Instagram Takeover: Documentary Filmmaker Emily Cross

This week's Instagram Takeover @scoutfilmfestival will be hosted from Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa! Please welcome Emily Cross @emscsomething . Emily created the documentary, Part Of The Pack @partofthepackdoccie about the silent epidemic African Wild Dogs face in South Africa. Part Of The Pack won Best Film On Conservation and The Environment at Scout 2020 . Make sure you visit and follow both of Emily's pages! Be sure to tune in all week, like, comment and enjoy!
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$5,000 Emerging Filmmakers Grant 2021 Call For Entries!

$5,000 Emerging Filmmakers Grant 2021 Call For Entries!

Open Call for Emerging Filmmakers Grant Scout Film Festival is accepting submissions for the 2021 Emerging Filmmakers Grant . For the third year, this grant is sponsored by American director and screenwriter Colin Trevorrow , known for the indie film Safety Not Guaranteed (2012) and the blockbuster hit Jurassic World . Trevorrow is currently in post-production on Jurassic World: Dominion, the third chapter in the JW trilogy, which he directed and produced, and co-wrote with Emily Carmichael . As part of Scout's Career Development Program , in partnership with Visura.co ,...
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Announcing Scout Winter Film Festival Winning Films

Announcing Scout Winter Film Festival Winning Films

Scout is delighted to announce the winning films from the 2019 Open Call. Scout received  over 2000 submissions from 106 countries . The work was moving, powerful, and a reflection of the current times. There is much the world can learn from all of you. The winners were  announced on Saturday, February 27th at 2:00pm EST during Scout’s Online Awards Ceremony hosted by  Laura Sullivan, live from The Rockwell Theater in Somerville, MA . All films are available for viewing until March 20 on  Scout's Virtual Festival site . Thank you to all the filmmakers who...
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Announcing Scout Winter Film Festival Winning Films

Announcing Scout Winter Film Festival Winning Films

Scout is delighted to announce the winning films from the 2019 Open Call. Scout received over 2000 submissions from 106 countries . The work was moving, powerful, and a reflection of the current times. There is much the world can learn from these emerging storytellers. The winners were announced on Saturday, February 27th at 2:00pm EST during Scout’s Online Awards Ceremony hosted by Laura Sullivan, live from The Rockwell Theater in Somerville, MA . All films are available for viewing until March 20 on Scout's Virtual Festival site . Thank you to all the filmmakers who...
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TODAY 9:30amEST KEYNOTE Journalist Patrice Peck In Conversation With DeMane Davis, Awards Ceremony, and BEST OF FEST Screening

TODAY 9:30amEST KEYNOTE Journalist Patrice Peck In Conversation With DeMane Davis, Awards Ceremony, and BEST OF FEST Screening

KEYNOTE: Journalist Patrice Peck In Conversation With DeMane Davis Saturday, February 27 at 9:30amEST Join Journalist Patrice Peck for a conversation with DeMane Davis about her career as a writer, director, and producer. The event includes a live Q&A featuring questions by Institute Of Contemporary Art / Boston's Teen Fast Forward Program participants and the live audience. DeMane Davis. Producer, Director, Writer / Based in Boston, MA DeMane is a Television Director and Producer who started out in advertising as a Copywriter and Creative Director. While working at...
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TOMORROW Journalist Sana Venjara in Conversation With Casey Affleck and PLAN AHEAD for Saturday KEYNOTE with DeMane Davis

TOMORROW Journalist Sana Venjara in Conversation With Casey Affleck and PLAN AHEAD for Saturday KEYNOTE with DeMane Davis

INTERVIEW: Journalist Sana Venjara in Conversation With Casey Affleck Friday, February 26 at 1:00pmEST Join  Journalist Sana Venjara in conversation with  Casey Affleck about his career as a filmmaker, director, writer, and actor. The event includes a live Q&A featuring questions by Institute Of Contemporary Art / Boston's Teen Fast Forward Program participants and the live audience. Casey Affleck. Producer, Director, Writer, Academy Award Winning Actor / Based in Los Angeles, CA An academy award winner, Casey has established himself as a striking performer,...
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TODAY: Keynote Speaker Jay Francis of Disney TV Animation Followed By National Geographic Society Panel

TODAY: Keynote Speaker Jay Francis of Disney TV Animation Followed By National Geographic Society Panel

A Career at Disney TV Animation: A Casual Conversation with Jay Francis Date: Thursday, February 25, 2021 Time: 11:00 am EST Join Boston College Film Studies Professor, Mary Conroy in conversation with Jay Francis, VP of Current Series and Diversity at Disney TV Animation . The two will speak about career development, writing and production for animation, and will offer insight on internship and career opportunities, including the hiring process. Come prepared to ask Jay Francis some questions! National Geographic Society: The Power of Storytelling To Illuminate and Protect...
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Special Screening and Q&A - No Crying At The Dinner Table by Carol Nguyen

Special Screening and Q&A - No Crying At The Dinner Table by Carol Nguyen

Join us Tuesday, February 23 at 9:00amEST, for a Special Screening of filmmaker Carol Nguyen’s most recent short film titled “No Crying At The Dinner Table.” Nguyen interviews her family to craft a portrait of love, grief, and intergenerational trauma. No Crying at the Dinner Table (2019) was selected at over 75 Festivals around the world and won over 15 awards, including the Grand Prize for Best Short Documentary at the SXSW Film Festival, qualifying the film for an Academy Award. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Director, Carol Nguyen, and Producer Aziz...
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TODAY! SPECIAL SCREENINGS BY   SCOUT FILMMAKERS & Q&A

TODAY! SPECIAL SCREENINGS BY SCOUT FILMMAKERS & Q&A

Special Screenings - Scout Film Festival SPECIAL SCREENINGS
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Announcing Scout Winter Film Festival Online February 18-27

Announcing Scout Winter Film Festival Online February 18-27

We are delighted to announce the  Scout Winter Film Festival , a 10-day online event celebrating the future of film and visual storytelling. This event is made possible thanks to the support of our community, sponsors and partners, including  Barr Law Group , and  Visura . From February 18-27th, 2021, Scout's international community will enjoy a unique program celebrating emerging voices from over 40 countries with special screenings by Scout Filmmakers Carol Nguyen , Josh Leong , Zenzelé Moore-Ysaguirre , and Aden Suchak . Scout's opening day Spotlight...
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Scout Filmmaker Instagram Takeover Series: Josh Leong

Scout Filmmaker Instagram Takeover Series: Josh Leong

Last week on Instagram , we welcomed 20-year-old filmmaker Josh Leong. Awarded by President Obama and the House of Representatives, Josh Leong is an Asian-American writer/director from the NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Winning a Scholastic American Visions Award in 2018, his films have been screened at four Academy Award®-qualifying festivals and in 11 countries across the world. He has since developed commercials for clients such as Facebook, Uber, and Google under 1st Ave Machine. Josh interns with Circle of Confusion and De Line Pictures under producer Donald De Line, former...
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Scout Filmmaker Instagram Takeover Series: Raine Bracken

Scout Filmmaker Instagram Takeover Series: Raine Bracken

Thank you so much to Ian Tan for this past week of BTS and appreciation for all the important members of cast and crew that make movie making possible! You can see Ian's film, Sight Reading - nominated for Best Drama, at Scout online February 18-27! This week, please welcome Raine Bracken @rainebracken, a filmmaker based in Toronto. She began making films in high school at the Etobicoke School of the Arts before further pursuing her passion at Ryerson University’s @ryerson_u Film Studies program. Her work is fueled by her childhood love of literature and storytelling and can be...
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Scout Filmmaker Instagram Takeover Series: Zenzelé Moore - Ysaguirre

Scout Filmmaker Instagram Takeover Series: Zenzelé Moore - Ysaguirre

Thank you so much to  @kirpeja_liuda for sharing her life and work with us this past week. You can see her film, Shave Me As A Recruit, at Scout Film Festival online February 18-27! Kristina's film is nominated in the Drama and Female Filmmaker categories! And now, WELCOME to Zenzelé (Zen) Moore - Ysaguirre @zenzelepictures . Zen is an 18 year-old freshman at USC studying Cinema and Media Studies in the School of Cinematic Arts. She recently completed high school at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts where she was awarded Outstanding Achievement in Cinematic...
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On The Washington Post: This DC Press Helps Diverse Young Writers Express Themselves "From A Place Of Power"

On The Washington Post: This DC Press Helps Diverse Young Writers Express Themselves "From A Place Of Power"

This D.C. press helps diverse young writers express themselves ‘from a place of power’ Shout Mouse Press strives to provide “a more robust story of the Black Lives Matter movement.”
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Cucalorus Film Festival Kicking off This Week

Cucalorus Film Festival Kicking off This Week

Cucalorus Festival Schedule
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on USA Today: Everything you need to know about the 20th annual Scottsdale International Film Festival

on USA Today: Everything you need to know about the 20th annual Scottsdale International Film Festival

Everything you need to know about the 20th annual Scottsdale International Film Festival For its 20th year, the Scottsdale International Film Festival will be virtual, and feature "Butter," which stars Mira Sorvino and Mykelti Williamson.
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Join Scout Film Festival Screening Committee

Join Scout Film Festival Screening Committee

Scout (Youth) Film Festival (Scout) is looking for volunteers for our 2021 screening committee!  If you love movies and believe in supporting emerging filmmakers, please join us in building the fifth annual Scout Film Festival! PLEASE email our Programming Team at info@scoutfilmfestival.org to become a member of the 2021 Scout Film Festival Screening Committee and to learn more about the volunteer perks.  We at Scout like to shower our screeners/volunteers with love, swag and more. We are committed to creating an enjoyable experience and cater to our volunteers'...
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Scout Film Festival 2020 Celebration Online!

Scout Film Festival 2020 Celebration Online!

Dear Filmmakers, Festival Friends and Family, It has been a long year and we miss you! After a lot of thought, reflection and thorough discussions, we are excited to present the Scout Film Festival event  online during the month of February, 2021! We are excited about our catalog of films and live programming, and want to give the event the attention and audience it deserves. In a nutshell, Scout will produce TWO film festivals in 2021. In February, Scout will celebrate and feature the  2020 official selections! Scout's  live programming will include Key Guest...
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Scout coFounder Writes for the CL!CK

Scout coFounder Writes for the CL!CK

Scout coFounder Adriana Teresa Letorney sat down with her (almost) 7-year-old son to hear his thoughts on coping with the pandemic and where we go from here. There is so much wisdom to be gained through the eyes of children and youth. Through a child’s eyes: life and connection during the pandemic. #covid19 #family #homeschooling (STOWE, Vt.) — As a reporter for The Click, I sat down with our 6-year-old son Gabo to talk about his perspective on how life has changed since the pandemic. From leaving the city for a more rural area to wearing masks, learning how to social...
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ANNOUNCING 2020 SCOUT FILM FESTIVAL EMERGING FILMMAKERS GRANT WINNERS

ANNOUNCING 2020 SCOUT FILM FESTIVAL EMERGING FILMMAKERS GRANT WINNERS

Scout is excited to announce the results of this year's Emerging Filmmakers Grant sponsored by Writer and Director Colin Trevorrow! Now more than ever, we are steadfast in our mission to empower and engage emerging filmmakers, to amplify the voices of our future leaders. This was - and is - our motivation behind creating the Emerging Filmmakers Grant in partnership with Visura.co , sponsored by Colin Trevorrow. For the second year, Mr. Trevorrow supports 2 emerging filmmakers aged 18 and under, and 19 to 24, each with a $5,000 cash grant. The two recipients of the Scout Film...
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Scout announces Hyperspace, a 3-day online event from April 16-18, 2020

Scout announces Hyperspace, a 3-day online event from April 16-18, 2020

Hyperspace   Scout's Online Festival April 16-18, 2020 Scout Film Festival is delighted to welcome you to "Scout / Hyperspace". In celebration of our original festival dates - April 16-18 - Scout invites you to a 3-day online event celebrating emerging filmmakers worldwide aged 24 and under! Scout's international community will enjoy the PREMIERE of the winning films from the 2019 Emerging Filmmakers Grant, select films from our archive, and we will be announcing the results of this year's Emerging Filmmakers Grant. The online event will include...
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Announcing Scout 2020 Emerging Filmmakers Grant Finalists

Announcing Scout 2020 Emerging Filmmakers Grant Finalists

Our hearts go out to all who are impacted by the coronavirus. Our thoughts are especially with those who are sick, to whom we extend our heartfelt wishes for a full recovery. And we're truly inspired by the selfless healthcare workers around the world who are on the front lines working tirelessly to care for people in need. A shoutout to teachers and parents who have now taken on the task to learn a completely new way of teaching in order to empower the future generation with education. Now more than ever, we are steadfast in our mission to empower and engage emerging filmmakers, to...
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