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EMERGING STORYTELLERS GRANT FINALISTS

The projects below advanced to be screened by the Jury for final selection. All film projects which advanced to the Jury will be considered for either: Winner, Finalist or Honorable Mention.

We will announce the winners on January 5, 2019 at the Scout Film Festival Awards Ceremony in Stowe, VT, USA.

The winner of each age category will receive:
- $5000 cash to complete the project submitted,
- one-on-one mentorship with Jurassic World's Colin Trevorrow,
- a special film screening at Scout Film Festival,
- a Three Year sponsored Visura Plus Membership and invite to join GUILD, a curated database of leading visual storytellers in photography, film and illustration.

Finalists receive One Year sponsored Visura Plus Membership.

In this, our inaugural grant open call, we were thrilled to see film projects from a completely different angle. We received high caliber submissions and advanced only a small percentage! Thank you to all who submitted for your brave and thoughtful storytelling, your dedication to the craft, narrative, and vision. Thank you for sharing your work with Scout Film Festival.

Undoubtedly, some of our alumni filmmakers will become leaders in the field. Scout is a conduit for discovering talent early and offers a stage upon which we amplify, unify and celebrate budding storytellers.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kindom' premiere at WiZink Center on May 21, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. Photo by Pablo Cuadra/FilmMagic

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EMERGING STORYTELLERS GRANT FINALISTS AGED 18 AND UNDER

In alphabetical order by first name

  • Holly Jacobson for Harry and Grace
Jacob Chang-Rascle for Senegal's Sinking Cities
  • Jessica Stossel and Claire Imler for For Kate 
  • Molly Smith for Gummy Lightening
  • Partho Gupte for Duel


Screenshot from Harry and Grace by Holly Jacobson

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EMERGING STORYTELLERS GRANT FINALISTS AGED 19 to 24

In alphabetical order by first name

    • Austin Hall and Zach Visvikis for Molly Robber
  • Baylee Brown-Proffitt for Daughter
  • Caleb Wild for DEEP DOWN
  • Cristian Caceres Granda for Hence Feen Fights
  • Felipe V. Ferrufino for Sunbeams on Green Felt
  • Jai Vir Rodgers for Sink or Swim
  • Jalena Keane-Lee for Standing Above the Clouds
  • Kristina Mileska for The Bear and the Beekeeper
  • Lucas Bugbee for All of the Above
  • Mac Christopher for La Liga
  • Qiyue Sun for Big Trouble in Little America
  • Sara Litzenberger, Elliot Herriman for Big Boned
  • Yuanhao Deng for My Eyes Crystal Clear

Screenshot from The Bear and the Beekeeper by Kristina Mileska