TODAY 9:30amEST KEYNOTE Journalist Patrice Peck In Conversation With DeMane Davis, Awards Ceremony, and BEST OF FEST Screening

KEYNOTE: Journalist Patrice Peck In Conversation With DeMane Davis Saturday, February 27 at 9:30amEST Join Journalist Patrice Peck for a conversation with DeMane Davis about her career as a writer, director, and producer. The event includes a live Q&A featuring questions by Institute Of Contemporary Art / Boston's Teen Fast Forward Program participants and the live audience. DeMane Davis. Producer, Director, Writer / Based in Boston, MA DeMane is a Television Director and Producer who started out in advertising as a Copywriter and Creative Director. While working at...
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TOMORROW Journalist Sana Venjara in Conversation With Casey Affleck and PLAN AHEAD for Saturday KEYNOTE with DeMane Davis

INTERVIEW: Journalist Sana Venjara in Conversation With Casey Affleck Friday, February 26 at 1:00pmEST Join  Journalist Sana Venjara in conversation with  Casey Affleck about his career as a filmmaker, director, writer, and actor. The event includes a live Q&A featuring questions by Institute Of Contemporary Art / Boston's Teen Fast Forward Program participants and the live audience. Casey Affleck. Producer, Director, Writer, Academy Award Winning Actor / Based in Los Angeles, CA An academy award winner, Casey has established himself as a striking performer,...
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TODAY: Keynote Speaker Jay Francis of Disney TV Animation Followed By National Geographic Society Panel

A Career at Disney TV Animation: A Casual Conversation with Jay Francis Date: Thursday, February 25, 2021 Time: 11:00 am EST Join Boston College Film Studies Professor, Mary Conroy in conversation with Jay Francis, VP of Current Series and Diversity at Disney TV Animation . The two will speak about career development, writing and production for animation, and will offer insight on internship and career opportunities, including the hiring process. Come prepared to ask Jay Francis some questions! National Geographic Society: The Power of Storytelling To Illuminate and Protect...
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Special Screening and Q&A - No Crying At The Dinner Table by Carol Nguyen

Join us Tuesday, February 23 at 9:00amEST, for a Special Screening of filmmaker Carol Nguyen’s most recent short film titled “No Crying At The Dinner Table.” Nguyen interviews her family to craft a portrait of love, grief, and intergenerational trauma. No Crying at the Dinner Table (2019) was selected at over 75 Festivals around the world and won over 15 awards, including the Grand Prize for Best Short Documentary at the SXSW Film Festival, qualifying the film for an Academy Award. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Director, Carol Nguyen, and Producer Aziz...
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TODAY! SPECIAL SCREENINGS BY SCOUT FILMMAKERS & Q&A

Special Screenings - Scout Film Festival SPECIAL SCREENINGS
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Announcing Scout Winter Film Festival Online February 18-27

We are delighted to announce the  Scout Winter Film Festival , a 10-day online event celebrating the future of film and visual storytelling. This event is made possible thanks to the support of our community, sponsors and partners, including  Barr Law Group , and  Visura . From February 18-27th, 2021, Scout's international community will enjoy a unique program celebrating emerging voices from over 40 countries with special screenings by Scout Filmmakers Carol Nguyen , Josh Leong , Zenzelé Moore-Ysaguirre , and Aden Suchak . Scout's opening day Spotlight...
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Scout Filmmaker Instagram Takeover Series: Josh Leong

Last week on Instagram , we welcomed 20-year-old filmmaker Josh Leong. Awarded by President Obama and the House of Representatives, Josh Leong is an Asian-American writer/director from the NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Winning a Scholastic American Visions Award in 2018, his films have been screened at four Academy Award®-qualifying festivals and in 11 countries across the world. He has since developed commercials for clients such as Facebook, Uber, and Google under 1st Ave Machine. Josh interns with Circle of Confusion and De Line Pictures under producer Donald De Line, former...
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Scout Filmmaker Instagram Takeover Series: Raine Bracken

Thank you so much to Ian Tan for this past week of BTS and appreciation for all the important members of cast and crew that make movie making possible! You can see Ian's film, Sight Reading - nominated for Best Drama, at Scout online February 18-27! This week, please welcome Raine Bracken @rainebracken, a filmmaker based in Toronto. She began making films in high school at the Etobicoke School of the Arts before further pursuing her passion at Ryerson University’s @ryerson_u Film Studies program. Her work is fueled by her childhood love of literature and storytelling and can be...
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Scout Filmmaker Instagram Takeover Series: Zenzelé Moore - Ysaguirre

Thank you so much to  @kirpeja_liuda for sharing her life and work with us this past week. You can see her film, Shave Me As A Recruit, at Scout Film Festival online February 18-27! Kristina's film is nominated in the Drama and Female Filmmaker categories! And now, WELCOME to Zenzelé (Zen) Moore - Ysaguirre @zenzelepictures . Zen is an 18 year-old freshman at USC studying Cinema and Media Studies in the School of Cinematic Arts. She recently completed high school at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts where she was awarded Outstanding Achievement in Cinematic...
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On The Washington Post: This DC Press Helps Diverse Young Writers Express Themselves "From A Place Of Power"

This D.C. press helps diverse young writers express themselves ‘from a place of power’ Shout Mouse Press strives to provide “a more robust story of the Black Lives Matter movement.”
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Cucalorus Film Festival Kicking off This Week

Cucalorus Festival Schedule
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on USA Today: Everything you need to know about the 20th annual Scottsdale International Film Festival

Everything you need to know about the 20th annual Scottsdale International Film Festival For its 20th year, the Scottsdale International Film Festival will be virtual, and feature "Butter," which stars Mira Sorvino and Mykelti Williamson.
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Join Scout Film Festival Screening Committee

Scout (Youth) Film Festival (Scout) is looking for volunteers for our 2021 screening committee!  If you love movies and believe in supporting emerging filmmakers, please join us in building the fifth annual Scout Film Festival! PLEASE email our Programming Team at info@scoutfilmfestival.org to become a member of the 2021 Scout Film Festival Screening Committee and to learn more about the volunteer perks.  We at Scout like to shower our screeners/volunteers with love, swag and more. We are committed to creating an enjoyable experience and cater to our volunteers'...
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Scout Film Festival 2020 Celebration Online!

Dear Filmmakers, Festival Friends and Family, It has been a long year and we miss you! After a lot of thought, reflection and thorough discussions, we are excited to present the Scout Film Festival event  online during the month of February, 2021! We are excited about our catalog of films and live programming, and want to give the event the attention and audience it deserves. In a nutshell, Scout will produce TWO film festivals in 2021. In February, Scout will celebrate and feature the  2020 official selections! Scout's  live programming will include Key Guest...
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Scout coFounder Writes for the CL!CK

Scout coFounder Adriana Teresa Letorney sat down with her (almost) 7-year-old son to hear his thoughts on coping with the pandemic and where we go from here. There is so much wisdom to be gained through the eyes of children and youth. Through a child’s eyes: life and connection during the pandemic. #covid19 #family #homeschooling (STOWE, Vt.) — As a reporter for The Click, I sat down with our 6-year-old son Gabo to talk about his perspective on how life has changed since the pandemic. From leaving the city for a more rural area to wearing masks, learning how to social...
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ANNOUNCING 2020 SCOUT FILM FESTIVAL EMERGING FILMMAKERS GRANT WINNERS

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 Visura.co , 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...
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Scout announces Hyperspace, a 3-day online event from April 16-18, 2020

Hyperspace   Scout's Online Festival April 16-18, 2020 Scout Film Festival is delighted to welcome you to "Scout / Hyperspace". In celebration of our original festival dates - April 16-18 - Scout invites you to a 3-day online event celebrating emerging filmmakers worldwide aged 24 and under! Scout's international community will enjoy the PREMIERE of the winning films from the 2019 Emerging Filmmakers Grant, select films from our archive, and we will be announcing the results of this year's Emerging Filmmakers Grant. The online event will include...
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Announcing Scout 2020 Emerging Filmmakers Grant Finalists

Our hearts go out to all who are impacted by the coronavirus. Our thoughts are especially with those who are sick, to whom we extend our heartfelt wishes for a full recovery. And we're truly inspired by the selfless healthcare workers around the world who are on the front lines working tirelessly to care for people in need. A shoutout to teachers and parents who have now taken on the task to learn a completely new way of teaching in order to empower the future generation with education. Now more than ever, we are steadfast in our mission to empower and engage emerging filmmakers, to...
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Scout Film Festival 2020 Moving To The Fall

At Scout Film Festival we work tirelessly to provide opportunities to emerging filmmakers from all over the world, in a safe and supportive environment. Unfortunately, this year, because of the COVID -19 virus, we face unusual difficulties related to health concerns, large gatherings, and travel bans. At Scout, we want to make sure we protect everyone's health while still providing opportunities for screenings, education, workshops, and networking. We have decided to postpone the 3-day event in Boston, MA because we, along with our hosting partners, The New England Aquarium and The...
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New England Aquarium Partners With Scout To Host The Opening Day of 2020 Film Festival

Scout is delighted to announce that the opening day of Scout Film Festival 2020 , Thursday, April 16, will be hosted by Global leader in marine conservation the New England Aquarium , located on the waterfront in Boston, MA. Scout is delighted to announce that the opening day of Scout Film Festival 2020, Thursday, April 16, will be hosted by Global leader in marine conservation the New England Aquarium , located on the waterfront in Boston, MA. On opening day on Thursday, April 16th, 2020 — Scout's community of film lovers, storytellers, artists, and educators will...
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Open Call for Emerging Filmmakers Grant

Scout Film Festival is accepting submissions for the 2020 Emerging Filmmakers Grant . For the second year, this grant is sponsored by American director and screenwriter Colin Trevorrow , known for the indie film Safety Not Guaranteed (2012) and the blockbuster hit Jurassic World . As part of Scout's Career Development Program , in partnership with Visura.co , this open call is an opportunity for two emerging filmmakers to receive $5,000 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 ....
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Design/Illustration Open Call

Scout Film Festival is launching a ONE WEEK open call to designers/illustrators worldwide aged 24 and under. This is an opportunity for your artwork to be featured on select pieces of Scout Film Festival 2020 merchandise in celebration and support of youth/emerging art . Our goal is for SCOUT to support YOUR design by highlighting it front and center on Scout merch and swag . The concept:  The goal of this artwork is to get the public/our audience jazzed about Scout Film Festival and youth/emerging art. The piece we choose will be used on various items of promo and merch...
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Announcing Open Call for Emerging Filmmakers Grant

Scout Film Festival is thrilled to announce the open call for the  2020 Emerging Filmmakers Grant . For the second year, this grant is sponsored by American director and screenwriter  Colin Trevorrow , known for the indie film  Safety Not Guaranteed (2012) and the blockbuster hit  Jurassic World . As part of Scout's  Career Development Program , in partnership with  Visura.co , this open call is an opportunity for two emerging filmmakers to receive $5,000 in cash for the completion of a new short film or work in progress in one of two separate age...
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Announcing Open Call for Feature Length Films

Scout  is delighted to announce a new Open Call for Feature Length Films . This is an opportunity for filmmakers aged 24 and under   to submit your FEATURE LENGTH film for consideration in Scout Film Festival 2020 at The Institute of Contemporary Art / Boston .  We are accepting submissions exclusively through FilmFreeway . Submission deadline is January 10, 2020. To qualify for Scout’s Open Call for Feature Length Films , the Writer and Director must be aged 24 or under, and the film must be  over 40 minutes long . The...
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Scout Film Festival's Fourth Annual Open Call For Short Films

Submit Your Short Film Now For Scout Film Festival 2020 in Boston! We are excited to invite Filmmakers aged 24 and under to submit your short films for consideration in Scout Film Festival 2020 - April 17-18 at The Institute of Contemporary Art / Boston (ICA). We are accepting submissions exclusively through FilmFreeway now through our FINAL DEADLINE of January 10, 2020 . We are thrilled to expand Scout's community and audience through Partnership with The Institute of Contemporary Art / Boston. This is an opportunity to screen your work in  The Barbara Lee...
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Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston Partners With Scout To Present 2020 Film Festival

Scout Film Festival returns for its fourth year from April 17-18, 2020! We are honored and delighted to announce that this year's event will be hosted by the iconic  Institute of Contemporary Art  (ICA) , a breathtaking waterfront art museum and exhibition space located in Boston, Massachusetts . The ICA's innovative exhibitions, performances, and educational programs provide access to contemporary art, artists, and the creative process, inviting audiences of all ages and backgrounds to participate in the excitement of new art and ideas. The ICA has a strong...
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SCOUT FILM FESTIVAL JOINS USA TODAY’S ‘A COMMUNITY THRIVES’ PROJECT ON CROWDRISE

Help Scout Film Festival receive a $50K grant by donating to its CrowdRise fundraiser. Stowe, VT April 13— Scout Film Festival (Scout) is participating in A Community Thrives, a fundraising project on CrowdRise, the largest crowdfunding platform for good. A Community Thrives is a USA TODAY NETWORK nation-wide program that is focused on helping organizations related to wellness, arts & culture, and education. Participating organizations will compete for $600,000 in available grant money. Scout has joined the project on CrowdRise in hopes of raising money to support our Young...
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Submit Your Short Film To Scout Film Festival 2020!

Welcome to Scout Film Festival’s Fourth Annual Open Call Call For Entries Open Through January 10, 2020 We are excited to invite Filmmakers aged 24 and under to submit your short films for consideration in Scout Film Festival 2020 - April 17-18 . We are accepting submissions exclusively through FilmFreeway now through our FINAL DEADLINE of January 10, 2020 . This is the first year we have instituted a submission fee to participate in our open call. The decision comes after serious thought and thorough discussions around the implications of pay-to-play opportunities....
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Join Our 2019/2020 Screening Committee

Scout (Youth) Film Festival (Scout) is looking for individuals for our 2019/2020 screening committee. Scout is an annual, international event celebrating emerging filmmakers through short film. PLEASE email our Programming Team at programming@scoutfilmfestival.org to become a member of the 2019/2020 Scout Film Festival Screening Committee and learn more about the volunteer perks. We at Scout like to shower our screeners/volunteers with love, swag and more - film experience is appreciated, but not mandatory, film lovers encouraged! Screening begins in September. .. Founded in 2015 with...
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Call For Short Film Entries

Filmmakers 24 and under submit your short films beginning September 1, 2019 via FilmFreeway . More exciting Scout Film Festival 2020 news coming soon!
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