2020 Scout Grants for Emerging Filmmakers

Scout offers grants for emerging filmmakers, sponsored by the American director and screenwriter, Colin Trevorrow, known for the indie film Safety Not Guaranteed (2012), and the blockbuster hit Jurassic World.

“Today’s technology gives young filmmakers from all backgrounds an unprecedented opportunity to create,” said Trevorrow, “I’m proud to partner with the Scout Film Festival to support our next generation of storytellers”. 

In partnership with Visura.co, Scout's Educational Program annually launches an open call for two emerging filmmakers to receive $5,000.00 in cash for the completion of a new short film or work in progress in one of two separate age categories; 18 and Under or 19 to 24.

The mission of the grant is to 1) recognize filmmakers aged 24 and under; 2) support a new film or work in progress; 3) bring the work of filmmakers to key industry leaders worldwide, and 4) support the next generation of film leaders.

DEADLINE: SCOUT will be launching the 2021 Grant in the fall of 2020. Sign up for our newsletter to get the announcement.




CATEGORY: 18 and under

An opportunity for emerging filmmakers worldwide aged 18 and under to receive $5,000 and in-kind support for the completion of a new short film project or work in progress.

Accepting submissions: COMING SOON!


Photo by Nguyễn Minh Chiến


CATEGORY: 19 to 24 

An opportunity for emerging filmmakers worldwide aged 19 to 24 to receive $5,000 and in-kind support for the completion of a new short film project or work in progress.

Accepting submissions: COMING SOON!


Photo by Jakob Owens 

Scout Film Festival

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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