"We are so proud of this year's filmmakers who have shared their voices and films. We are grateful to them for trusting us to share their stories. Each year we are reminded of the importance of empowering emerging storytellers worldwide and how critical it is to amplify and connect the voices of the future." - Scout Founder, Anna Colavito.
"Scout received over 1300 submissions from more than 80 countries. Over 50% of our selected films have been written and/or directed by filmmakers who identify as Female or People of Color—this is evidence of the abundance in vision and perspectives that can elevate visual storytelling through film. As a Hispanic, this is a sign of hope." said Adriana Teresa Letorney, Scout co-Founder & Festival Director