Scout Film Festival (Scout)—is an annual international event that celebrates emerging filmmakers - aged 24 and under - through short film. Every year, Scout launches an open call to emerging filmmakers worldwide. All films are written, produced and directed by filmmakers 24 and under. Scout offers various categories of entry in two age groups - for high school filmmakers, aged 18 and under - and filmmakers aged 19-24.
Scout honors the passion, talent, and accomplishments of these young storytellers by showcasing their films. As part of the celebration, Scout organizes a two-day event with an opening reception, an awards ceremony, and a networking brunch. Additionally, to further support the attending filmmakers, Scout coordinates a series of educational programs with industry partners that include workshops and talks.
A 501c3 non-profit organization, the mission of Scout Film Festival is to encourage creative work, connect emerging filmmakers with peers and industry leaders, engage youth in taking action, and celebrate the open expression of today’s storytellers.
OverviewIn September 2015, the first Scout Film Festival (Scout) was launched through an open call to young filmmakers worldwide - inspired by the idea that shared storytelling can build community.
Scout provides an organized, tangible venue of events including:
Opening Night Reception and Entertainment, Film Screenings throughout the day, Breakout Sessions with Industry Experts throughout the day, Awards Ceremony including: a Red Carpet (dress it up!); Musical Entertainment; Reception directly following, and Final Networking Gathering.
Entry categories (each category offered in separate age categories - Filmmakers 18 and Under and Filmmakers Aged 19 to 24): Animation, Comedy, Drama, Documentary, Experimental, Female Filmmaker, Horror, Music Video, Public Service Announcement, TV or Other Broadcast
Additional Scout Film Festival Awards to be decided by our panel of young filmmakers and industry judges: Best Actor, Best Actress, Cinematography, Direction, Editing and Special Effects, Overall Film, Screenplay