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Travel Film Scholarship 2017

Budding travel filmmakers, this is your chance to capture the stories of communities living in India’s very own tropical paradise: Kerala.

Scholarship prizes:

Free flights

Receive round-trip airfare from your closest international airport to Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala, India.

12-day filmmaking trip

Capture the culture and communities of Kerala under the mentorship of professional travel filmmaker Brian Rapsey.

Post-production workshop

Your trip will include a 3-day post-production workshop where you’ll edit your film, continuing your mentorship with Brian Rapsey.

Audio gear

Record superior sound for your film with a new Video Mic Pro and VideoMic Me™ iPhone directional mic courtesy of Rode Microphones.

Nomad accessories

Be equipped with hyper minimalist smartphone and smartwatch accessories from Nomad.

Travel insurance

You’ll receive travel insurance for the duration of your trip from World Nomads.

What are the judges looking for?

You’ll need to convince our judging panel through your application that you have the spirit of adventure and a passion for travel filmmaking. A good travel documentary should:

  • Convey a strong narrative in English (or with English subtitles)
  • Focus on a specific travel story within a 3 minute timeframe
  • Show us your interviewing skills and ability to coax a good story from your subject
  • Demonstrate strong filmmaking skills
  • Show originality
  • Be visually engaging

The scholarship recipient, along with the shortlist of the best films will be published on the World Nomads website on August 9th, 2017.

How do I apply?

  1. Make a 3-minute documentary

    Our challenge to you is to go out and interview an amazing adventurer or inspiring traveler and bring to life their compelling travel story around one of the following themes:

      • ‘Courage’
      • ‘Kindness’
      • ‘Acceptance’

     

  2. Upload your film to YouTube or Vimeo

    Please make sure your video is publicly accessible.

  3. Complete the application form

    In 1500 characters or less tell us why you should be the scholarship recipient and what winning this opportunity would mean to you. Your answer will hold considerable weight in the judging process.

Full details and application form here.

Free to apply by July 18, 2017 at 11pm EDT.

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