World Nomads Travel Film Making Scholarships 2017 (Win a 12-day filmmaking assignment in India!(

Application Deadline: July 8th 2017

Win a 12-day filmmaking assignment in India!
Plus be mentored by professional filmmaker Brian Rapsey

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

As always, we’ve got your back. You’ll receive travel insurance for the duration of your trip from World Nomads.

Judging Criteria:

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

How to 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.

NOTE: Once you apply, you will not be able to go back and edit your application, so please make sure you are completely satisfied with your application before you hit the submit button.

Timeline:

18 Jul Applications close
09 Aug Winner announced
06 Nov Trip in India commences
15 Nov Post-production workshop

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