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 is now closed. To receive updates about the program and be notified when the application opens, please sign up below.



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.