Scout Film Festival (Scout)—is an annual international event that celebrates emerging filmmakers - aged 24 and under - through short film. Every year, Scout launches an open call to emerging filmmakers worldwide. All films are written, produced and directed by filmmakers 24 and under. Scout offers various categories of entry for high school fimmakers - 18 and under - and two separate categories for filmmakers aged 19-24.
Scout honors the passion, talent, and accomplishments of these young storytellers by showcasing their films. As part of the celebration, Scout organizes a three-day event with an opening reception, an awards ceremony, and a networking brunch. Additionally, to further support the attending filmmakers, Scout coordinates a series of educational programs with industry partners that include workshops and talks.
A 501c3 non-profit organization, the mission of Scout Film Festival is to encourage creative work, connect young filmmakers through community with their peers, engage youth in taking action and celebrate the open expression of today’s young storytellers through film.
The Scout Film Festival (Scout) is an annual international event that celebrates emerging filmmakers through short film.
Every year, over the course of three days, this unique Vermont event celebrates emerging filmmakers worldwide. Scout honors the passions, talents and accomplishments of youth by showcasing the efforts made in original filmmaking. Scout is an event to enjoy the art of film and storytelling through the lens of our energetic next generation.
During Scout Film Festival budding filmmakers will come together with their peers and industry professionals to share, appreciate and hone their craft. Through Scout, they will find a place where their creativity, curiosity, viewpoints, diversity and belief in self-are championed. They will meet people and discover resources to help them envision and achieve their goals within the film industry and other endeavors. They will enjoy a host of exciting, creative events throughout the festival and the town of Stowe. Most importantly, working with and for these young artists over the past year(s) has given us such great insight and focus of mission to be their advocate, to continue to offer a stage upon which their voices are amplified, unified and celebrated.
Scout will provide an organized, tangible venue of events including - from Festival 2017:
Event components: Opening Night Reception and Entertainment on Friday night, Film Screenings in various locations throughout the day on Saturday, Breakout Sessions with Industry Experts throughout the day on Saturday, exciting Awards Ceremony at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center on Saturday night including: a Red Carpet (dress it up!); Musical Entertainment by THE SNAZ, Vermont's own indie rock band from the depths of Brattleboro, VT; Hysterical Mistress of Ceremony, Host Laura Sullivan; Reception directly following, and Sunday Final Networking Gathering.
Entry categories: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Documentary, Experimental, Female Filmmaker, Horror, Made in VT, Music Video, Public Service Announcement, TV or Other Broadcast, Documentary by Filmmakers Aged 19-24, Narrative by Filmmakers Aged 19-24
Additional Scout Film Festival Awards to be decided by our panel of young filmmakers and industry judges: Best Actor, Best Actress, Cinematography, Direction, Editing and Special Effects, Overall Film, Screenplay