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Youth Free Expression Scholarship

Scholarship Deadline: April 15, 2018
Scholarship Value: $1,000
Number of Scholarships - 3


This year, in celebration of our right to political expression, NCAC's Youth Free Expression Film Contest invites filmmakers under 19 years old to submit a four-minute film on PROTEST.

Tell us why political dissent is important, why your protest (and that of those who disagree with you) matters. How does your film inspire resistance? Consider what methods of protest are most popular and most persuasive. Are they necessarily the most effective? Do certain forms of protest produce better results? Is protest ever harmful to society?

Each film must be accompanied by an artist's statement discussing the elements that speak to these or other reflective questions about the limits of protest. Be thoughtful, be creative and be original.

The top three filmmakers will receive cash prizes of $1,000, $500 and $250. The first place winner will also receive a scholarship to the New York Film Academy.

Judges will be drawn from a panel of renowned figures in film, political activism and the performing arts - previous judges have included playwright Tony Kushner (Angels in America) and film director Greg Mottola (Superbad).