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One Earth Young Filmmakers Contest

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Offered by One Earth Film Festival

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Feb 23, 2024
Multiple awards worth up to

$2,000

Grade level

All Grade Levels

Application deadline:

June 25, 2024

Scholarship Overview

Whether you’re in third grade or are a post-graduate, if you love filmmaking, we may have the perfect opportunity for you: the Young Filmmakers Contest! Each year, the contest awards between $100 and $1,000 to applicants who submit videos about environmentalism. While there are seven categories split by age group and video type, each applicant’s video must relate to conservation or environmentalism in some way. While those in grade 11 and under are restricted to more specific topics, those in grade 12 and above have more freedom. Submissions may also be submitted individually or in groups. The contest is offered by the One Earth Film Festival, the Midwest’s premier environmental film festival that “creates opportunities for understanding climate change, sustainability and the power of people.”

If you want to express your love for the earth through film, we encourage you to apply to the Young Filmmakers Contest! This is a great opportunity not just to earn money for college, but also to gain more film experience and bring awareness to important issues. Here are the full contest rules.

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to students from third grade to post-graduate students aged 25 and younger. Applications are accepted from young people in all countries except those sanctioned by the U.S.

Grade Level

All Grade Levels

Citizenship

US Citizens, Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents, DACA, Other

Minimum GPA

No GPA requirement

Academic Interest

Film/Video Production

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an online application, original video, and the below application materials. Bear in mind that submitted films must be between 3-8 minutes long, or at least 45 seconds long if it is a short, animated film.

No essay

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Scholarship FAQ

Is this scholarship open to international students?

Yes, this scholarship is open to US Citizens, Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents, DACA students and international students.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact One Earth Film Festival at [email protected].

Is this scholarship renewable?

No, the One Earth Young Filmmakers Contest is not renewable.

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