Community Filmmakers: Write, Produce, Mobilize

Deadline: Friday, November 6th, 2020 at 11:59pm

Interested in developing the skills to plan, produce and edit new documentary media works? Then apply for Scribe’s Film Scholars program, a series of courses designed to guide emerging documentary filmmakers from conceptualization through completion of their projects. To be eligible you must be a Scribe member, submit an application, and commit to participating in all four courses; Blueprint for Documentaries, Production Management, 14 Week Production Workshop, and Editing in Adobe Premiere Pro, beginning in December 2020 and concluding in August 2021. The cost to participate in Film Scholars is a discounted rate of $500, payable in two installments of $250. 

Participation in the program provides you with professional instruction, a cohort of peers for support, motivation and inspiration, the support of Scribe Video Center, the discounted rate on the workshops listed above as well as a discount on suggested supplementary workshops.

The cohort is limited to 10 participants. This is a competitive program that has the goal of building diversity within Philadelphia’s media production industry.

Scribe is offering a limited number of free scholarships for the program for eligible applicants who meet certain income guidelines. 


·         Friday, November 6th, 2020—Submissions Close

·         Monday, November 16th, 2020—Notifications

·         Monday, November 23, 2020 at 6:00 PM - Orientation

·         First Course: Blueprint for Documentaries - begins December 7th, 2020


·         Must be 18 years or older
·         Must be a Scribe Member

·         Have been actively involved with video production for at least 12 months

·         The Film Scholar’s Program is open to all, but scholarships are only available to participants who meet the following income guidelines: members of families with a combined annual income of less than $50,000 or an individual with an annual income of less than $35,000. We are offering a limited number of free scholarships, so applications for the scholarship will be competitive.