Cinematic Arts

Are you a 15-18 year old filmmaker?

Cinematic Arts encompasses all types of filmmaking including narrative, documentary, experimental, and animation.  The strongest films are well edited, and use the allotted 10 minutes to showcase original and clear storytelling, and demonstrate strong elements of character and theme. 

Our application will open in Spring 2017. Sign up to this email list and you will receive updates about the application including helpful tips on what makes a great submission. You will still have to apply online, but you will be the first to know when it opens! 



Why Apply

  • Win cash awards of up to $10,000, an alternative to scholarships to spend as you wish

  • Take master classes with accomplished filmmakers such as Doug Blush, James Caan, Robert Redford and Martin Scorsese

  • Become eligible for nomination as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts

  • Receive a lifetime of mentoring and professional support with a rich network of peers

  • Connect to educational and artistic development opportunities


Cinematic Arts applicants are required to submit up to 10 minutes of animation, documentary, and/or narrative film. All the requirements are listed in the downloadable PDF below.