• Residency in Sarasota or Manatee County, Florida
  • Completed at least one full year at an accredited Florida College
  • Currently enrolled in one of the following majors: Film, Computer Animation, Creative Writing, Motion Design, Illustration,
  • Provide at least one sample of their work with application
  • Maintain 2.75 Grade Point Average

Personal Information

  • Tell us about yourself, including your aspirations of having a career in the film industry, the role film and cinema have influenced you on your career path. (250-500 words)
  • What area of Film is your chosen career. What other areas of film and production would you be interested in besides your current major. (150-300 words)
  • Which film has most influenced your life and why? (200-350 words)
  • Describe a project, experience, or person related to your career goals has most inspired you and why? (200-300 words)


  • Number of Awards: 5
  • Amount: $2,000.00 Each
  • Renewable: Yes. Must reapply
  • Benefactor: Sarasota Film Society


  • The application deadline is July 31st of the current year.

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