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Submit Your Short Film To Scout Film Festival 2020!
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Sep 11, 2019
Welcome to Scout Film Festival’s Fourth Annual Open Call
Call For Entries Open Through January 10, 2020

We are excited to invite Filmmakers aged 24 and under to submit your short films for consideration in Scout Film Festival 2020 - April 17-18. We are accepting submissions exclusively through FilmFreeway now through our FINAL DEADLINE of January 10, 2020.

This is the first year we have instituted a submission fee to participate in our open call. The decision comes after serious thought and thorough discussions around the implications of pay-to-play opportunities. With record submissions last year - a number that tripled from the previous year - we are committed to undertaking the huge task for our initial team to review each and every submission. This year’s fee helps to compensate the pre-screening committee for their time spent reviewing and thoroughly considering each submission. Any additional revenue generated from the submission fees will be earmarked for our career development program at this year's festival and beyond. We hope this provides some insight into our motivations, as we did not come to this decision easily.

In an effort to support any filmmaker without access to credit cards or for whom the entry fee would be prohibitive, a fee waiver may be granted.

Last year, we received 2,166 submissions from 105 countries! Scout, our global community and our audience enjoyed a vast cultural landscape of unique and impactful storytellers who inform, engage, entertain, offer a fresh perspective on the world we live in, and inspire change. We are ever more eager to continue celebrating the best of emerging film and build an accessible, educational community.

To teen and emerging filmmakers, we invite you to submit your short films, to inspire and connect us - YOUR FILM IS YOUR VOICE AND WE HEAR YOU.

To our global audience of film lovers, join us at Scout Film Festival 2020 to discover and support stories that will entertain you for a few moments and impact you for life.

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Mission A 501c3 non-profit organization, the mission of Scout Film Festival is to encourage creative work, connect emerging filmmakers with peers and indus...

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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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