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2020 Grant WINNERS
2020 Grant WINNERS



By Austin Hall and Zach Visvikis, United States

Monster In My Bed

By Petra Priskin, United Kingdom

Peach Season

By Serville Poblete, Canada

When A Tree Falls

By Moise Morancy, New York, NY

Why Not?

By Morgana McKenzie, Canada


Danni and Alyssa

By Nishika Agarwal and Taylor Richardson, United States


By Rhys Fehrenbacher, United States

Goat Rock

By Theo Taplitz, United States


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, 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 Festival Emerging Filmmakers Grant receive:

-$5000 cash to complete/fund the project submitted
-A mentorship with Colin Trevorrow, Director of Safety Not Guaranteed and next summer's Jurassic World: Dominion
-A special film screening at Scout Film Festival
-A Three Year sponsored Visura Plus Membership, a curated database of leading visual storytellers worldwide

We received powerful submissions from all over the world and it was a difficult process narrowing down the list presented to the Jury. We want to thank all the filmmakers who submitted their stories to our Grants this year. We celebrate each and every one of you, encourage you to continue perfecting your craft, and look forward to seeing your work in the future!

To this year's panel of industry leaders, who voluntarily served as judges of the grant, the Scout community extends a special thanks for your support, time, and dedication!

Scout is a community that serves as a conduit for discovering talent. We offer a stage upon which we amplify, unify and celebrate the best of emerging film.

Enjoy screenings and events during Scout / Hyperspace 2020 Festival through the end of April.

Local Love. Global Love.
Your Scout Team


Colin Trevorrow

Screenwriter and Director known for Safety Not GuaranteedJurassic World, and Jurassic World: Dominion coming to theaters summer 2021.

Cheryl Bedford

Producer, Dark Girls - NAACP Image Award nominated feature; teacher at NY Film Academy; Founder of the JTCList/Women of Color Unite - database of over 1,000 WoC in filmmaking.

Photo Credit Antoine Reekmans

DeMane Davis

Director and Producer, known for LiftBlack & White & Red All OverQueen Sugar, Independent Spirit Someone to Watch Award.

Photo Credit Flo Ngala

Fanshen Cox

Head of Strategic Outreach Pearl Street Films, Writer/Performer One Drop of Love, co-author of the Inclusion Rider.

Kate Bubacz

Deputy Director of Photography at BuzzFeed.

Kelly Edwards

Senior VP Talent Development and Programming/HBO, HBO Access. In 2000, Edwards co-founded Colour Entertainment, a networking group for diverse creative executives and assistants in TV, film and digital, designed to connect current and future industry executives.

Kris Meyer

Emmy-nominated and award winning Producer, There's Something About Mary, ESPN/The Lost Son of Havana.

Laurie Weltz

Award-winning feature Director and Screenwriter, Wrestling with AlligatorsAbout Scout.

Sana Venjara

Senior producer and journalist at Time Inc. Her work has appeared across brands like TIME, Fortune, Sports Illustrated and she has also held roles at Facebook and ABC News.

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