Scholarships and Contests

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by cwright, Mar 22, 2006.

  1. cwright macrumors 6502a

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    I noticed this scholarship on apple's website the other day, and it got me thinking...

    http://www.apple.com/education/students/scholars/

    ...I am a college freshman and have been doing lots of video production work for years now, with a few recent pieces that I'm quite proud of. I'd just like to know if anyone can help me find related scholarships or contests that I can enter my work into. The link above is for high school seniors only, unfortunately, but I would like to know if there are any other similar scholarships available for college students.

    I have searched websites such as Fastweb before, but I've found that most of the options there are essay contests, rather than anything creative. I will continue to browse their listings, but now I'm tying to see if I can get in contact with anyone in a related industry who might know of something that would be fitting for me.

    Other than contests and scholarships, I would be interested in sending some samples of my work out to companies or organizations that may be interested in hiring me for freelance video/design work.

    Between home and school, I am always in Kansas City and Springfield, MO. If anyone knows of any freelance job opportunities near these areas, I would appreciate the info! I specialize in event videography (musical/theatre productions, marching bands, weddings, etc) and am very skilled in Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, and Photoshop, among others.

    Please let me know if anyone has any contacts or knowledge of such opportunities, because I am very interested. Even if I don't find any paying jobs or scholarships, it would be good to gain some recognition that would certainly help me build my small business.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Graeme macrumors newbie

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    You can always enter your work into film festivals. If you win one of those or get any sort of award it would be a huge plus on your resume/website/whatever.

    -Graeme
     
  3. cwright thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Do you know of any film festivals specifically? I'll do some looking around, but I thought you might know of a few.

    Also, the piece I would be most interested in submitting is not a film, but an edited video of a high school musical my sister was in recently. Are projects such as that one permitted at film festivals or are they strictly for feature films?
     
  4. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    you have to pay 60 bucks to enter...but there are so many categories:
    www.auroraawards.com

    There is A LOT of different categories..
     
  5. pdpfilms macrumors 68020

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    What a scam! You win, and what do you get? A certificate... that allows you to BUY their $150 trophy!!

    No thanks.
     
  6. cwright thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I would tend to think the same thing. However, if this is a nationally-recognized award, it may still be worth a shot. Still seems like a scam though.
     

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