Travel Film Scholarship for Students, Professionals and Non-Professionals Worldwide

Travel Film Scholarship

Course(s) Offered: Art (films making)
Course Level: Any level, Awards
Country to Study in: USA

Scholarship Description
Applications are hereby invited for the 2013 Travel Film Scholarships.

The 2013 Travel Film Scholarship is off to New Orleans to experience one of the most unique and rich cultures in the U.S. This assignment is about really finding out what makes this melting pot of a city tick – from exploring Mardi Gras traditions to delving into the vibrant music and food scenes that the Big Easy can claim as their very own.

You’ll spend 10 days in New Orleans under the mentorship of filmmaker and director Brian Rapsey. In that time you will be producing 3-5 three-minute travel-themed videos that will be shared with the world!
Any non-professional/s can apply – this is open to film students, or anyone who’s trying to build a career in film making and/or presenting!

Minimum age 18 (by application deadline) with a current, valid passport and you must be available as per the dates set out. Please note these dates are not changeable in any way.

You may be a resident of any country (subject to obtaining a U.S. visa).

You should be a mad-keen auteur with a lust for adventure and burning desire to be a filmmaker and/or presenter.

You must be fit and healthy as moderate levels of physical work are involved as well as a number of late nights!

Eligible groups
Citizens of ANY country can apply

Participating Institutions -- We are committed to being an integral part of every adventurous traveler’s journey.

Fields of study
There are plenty of beautiful looking travel videos out there. What we're looking for goes a bit deeper - we want to see the conversations you have with people, hear your personal commentary on things and see the emotions involved and reactions to your experiences.

Sponsorship durationTen days in New Orleans

Scholarship benefits
Prizes include:
  • 10-day bespoke trip to New Orleans
  • Round-trip airfare from your country of residence to New Orleans where you will meet your mentor
  • Enrollment in the MatadorU Travel Filmmaking course (with 3 months unlimited access to the course)
  • Rode Microphones gear: A Video Mic Pro with an XLR adaptor, Smart Lav, Lavalier Mic, plus accessories!
  • UltraPod GO – a light, compact, versatile tripod from Pedco (one per entrant, up to 2 per team)
  • Travel insurance for the duration of the trip from World Nomads.
  • The 4 Runner’s Up will receive-
    • Enrollment in the MatadorU Travel Filmmaking course (with 3 months unlimited access to the course)
    • UltraPod GO – a light, compact, versatile tripod from Pedco (one per entrant, up to 2 per team)
Method of Application
Solo Application:
You must have solid film making skills, but more importantly, you must shine in front of the camera. People need to be inspired to travel, and to travel with you. The winner will essentially be a one-man show, needing nothing more than a camera and a sense of adventure to unearth a great story.

Team Application:
Some of you are excellent filmmakers, with zero desire to see your face on film. And there are others of you out there that are talented in front of the lens, but are hopeless behind it. So, if you decide to apply as a pair, you can be a combination of one filmmaker and one presenter or two people who can use a camera and stand in front of it.

Entries close November 6, 2013, 2pm AEDT (Australian Eastern Daylight Time UTC +11). Please don't leave your entry until the last minute, and note that the 2pm closing time is AEDT, not necessarily 2pm in YOUR time zone.

**You need to be available between February 26-March 8, 2014 to participate on the assignment.**

Please note the following dates:
  • Applications Accepted: September 3 - November 6
  • Judging Period: November 6 - 28
  • Winner Announced: November 29
  • Assignment: February 26-March 8
  • Final Films Due: May 23
We'll fly you (or your team) to New Orleans, USA from your country of residence.

You need to be available to be in New Orleans from February 26-March 8, 2014 (dates may vary by a few days) to participate in the project.

Under the mentorship of Brian Rapsey you will shoot 3-5 three-minute travel videos about the experience.

You will keep a daily diary about your time on the trip and upload this plus pictures you've taken to your travel journal.

You will edit your 3-5 travel videos and submit them to within 2 months of your return (and then we'll promote the bejesus out of them and make you a travel film superstar!).

Application Deadline: 6 November 2013
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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