World Nomads Travel Film Scholarship 2019 for aspiring travel photographers (Fully Funded to Malaysia)

Application Deadline: August 6th 2019

This is your chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip to Malaysia and be personally mentored by award-winning filmmaker Jenny Nichols. You could be capturing staggering seascapes and incredible biodiversity while telling stories of the diverse local communities who call Malaysia home.

What you could win

Free flights

Receive round-trip airfare from your closest international airport to Malaysia.

Professional mentorship

Improve your skills in the field and during post-production under the mentorship of professional filmmaker Jenny Nichols.

10-day trip

Explore Malaysia and capture its stories on an all-expenses-paid adventure.

Audio gear

Record superior sound for your film with new microphones courtesy of RØDE Microphones.

Camera bag and accessories

Protect your gear with a specialised camera bag from Lowepro and accessories from Langly.

Travel insurance

As always, travel insurance for the trip provided by World Nomads.

Selection 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

The scholarship recipient, along with the shortlist of the best films, will be published on the World Nomads website on 10th September, 2019.

How to apply

1. Make a 3-minute documentary

Interview an adventurer or inspiring traveler and bring their compelling travel story to life.

2. Upload your film to YouTube or Vimeo

Please make sure your video is publicly accessible.

3. Complete the application form

Fill in your personal details so we know how to contact you should you make the shortlist.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the World Nomads Travel Film Scholarship 2019

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