Wildscreen introduces bursaries for young filmmakers

The UK-based festival's ROAR Talent program comprises a special tract of sessions aimed at aspiring wildlife filmmakers, as well as six bursaries that include complimentary passes and invites to the Panda Awards.
March 6, 2014

The UK-based Wildscreen Festival is introducing a program and set of bursaries aimed at industry newcomers.

Due to launch at this year’s festival, the ROAR Talent program will be a strand of keynote presentations, masterclasses and talks aimed at giving young people the foundational knowledge and skills they will need to succeed in wildlife filmmaking.

ROAR sessions will be open to all attendees and denoted on the schedule with the ROAR Talent logo.

Additionally, organizers are offering aspiring filmmakers between the ages of 17 and 24 bursaries that include a complimentary delegate pass that grants access to seminars, masterclasses, talks, the delegate lounge, networking breakfasts, attendance to up to two workshops per day, and an invite to the Panda Awards.

Wildscreen will award six bursaries to “the applicants who best demonstrate their passion for, and commitment to, the wildlife filmmaking industry,” organizers said in a statement.

Those selected for the bursaries will also be assigned an industry mentor who specializes in their area of interest. For complete details on how to apply for the ROAR Talent program and bursaries, visit Wildscreen’s website.

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