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. Scout produces an annual festival that presents films, workshops, talks, youth/emerging art and music, and networking events. Our organization also offers an Educational and Career Development Program that runs throughout the year, which provides access to grants, workshops, and educational opportunities. The annual Emerging Filmmakers Grants are sponsored by Jurassic World's Writer and Director, Colin Trevorrow.
Our mission is to empower and connect filmmakers and audiences through a curated collection of diverse stories. Our team works to encourage creative thinking, connect emerging filmmakers with peers and industry leaders, and engage youth in making the world a better place through film.
Founded by Anna Colavito and cofounder Adriana Teresa Letorney with the vision of providing an international platform for young filmmakers to connect, share their work and further their skills and career—Scout has developed into a global community network of thoughtful and creative thinkers; visual storytellers, industry professionals, and partner organizations. Together, we work to empower young filmmakers - future leaders.
Since its inauguration in 2015, over 4000 filmmakers aged 24 and under from 105 countries have submitted their films.Each year Scout continues to attract high-caliber content for screening, award-winning film industry leaders to sit on our jury, offer workshops and mentorships and dedicated volunteers who keep us going on the ground. Scout offers a platform for emerging voices and talent around the world, giving validity and strength to young people who focus their energy on building meaningful connections through their art, through film and storytelling.