Seeking Emerging Student Filmmaker for Outreach Residency Scholarship


(Outreach Resident Artist, Michelle Byron at Media Literacy)
(Outreach event for Kids-a-lorus)
The Cucalorus Film Festival seeks applications for the Outreach 
Residency Scholarship for the 2011 festival. The successful candidate will be enrolled in an institution of higher learning with a concentration in film, have a high GPA, have a working knowledge of the technical aspects of filmmaking, a background in working with youth, and a passion for the arts! The Outreach Resident Artist works primarily with the educational programs during the festival week of November 7-13.  The resident artist will develop and lead a hands-on filmmaking workshop for elementary school students that will result in a 30 second short film or commercial, as part of the Media Literacy program. A Cucalorus alumni filmmaker will mentor the Resident Artist throughout the process. To apply please submit a resume, a workshop proposal and a DVD of one or more of your films. Proposals should take into account a time frame of 40 minutes and work with a group of approx. 75 youth and include objectives, materials, and technology requirements. Submissions can be sent to: Deadline for submissions is Friday, July 15 2011. Finalists will attend an interview with Cucalorus staff in August and the final Scholarship winner will be announced in late August 2011. The Resident Artist will be awarded a one-time scholarship in the amount of $1000.

Cucalorus brings people together to celebrate, discover and create independent films. The annual festival provides a non-competitive environment to honor and support filmmakers.