WIN a 2-week filmmaking assignment to Vietnam

Applications for this scholarship are now closed.
The winner will be announced on 14 October, 2016.

Travel Film Scholarship Frequently Asked Questions

Quick Links to commonly asked questions about:

Eligibility

1. How old do I need to be to be eligible for the scholarship?
You need to be over 18 at the time of the application deadline (before September 28, 2016).
2. Am I considered a professional filmmaker?

This is a gray area, and very tricky to put measures around. We appreciate that the filmmaking and presenting industries are difficult to break into and there are a lucky few who can count themselves as professional full-time filmmakers or presenters.

This scholarship is very much about the mentorship opportunity, and the judging panel will be selecting the person or team who they feel will most benefit from the learning opportunity. So if you have already been commissioned to make films (in any genre) or have had your work broadcast on numerous occasions, it is unlikely you will be selected.

You will be asked to outline your experience to date in the submission process, and it will be the judging panel who decides who is most suitable based on their video and written component. So whilst we are not stipulating exactly what does and does not constitute a professional, think about the spirit of the mentorship program and whether you think you would make the most ideal candidate(s).

3. I speak very little English. Will this be a problem?
English does not have to be your first language, but you do need to have conversational English for this scholarship. In order for you to get the most of the mentorship you will need to be able to understand and converse with your mentor, Brian, on the trip.
4. Do I need a current passport? What about visa requirements?
You need a current passport with at least eight months left before expiry. We'll assist the winner in acquiring a visa and reimburse all associated costs, however the applicant must be eligible to obtain a Vietnamese visa.
5. I am Vietnamese. Can I apply for this scholarship?
Yes, of course our friends from Vietnam are eligible too!

Application

1. Can I enter more than once?
No, you can only submit one entry.
2. Can a pair or team submit an entry?
No, each film must be submitted by an individual filmmaker. While in previous years we have allowed team submissions, this year we're looking for a one-person show, needing nothing more than a camera and a sense of adventure to unearth a great story.
3. Can I make video in my local language with English Subtitles?
Yes, however you must keep in mind that English skills are paramount, as our mentor, Brian Rapsey, only speaks English.
4. Can I use previous travel footage I have shot?
The travel video may be compiled from previous travel videos you've shot.
5. I have some great material but from a phone. Will it have a chance?
Have a look at the winning videos of our previous film scholarships and see if your footage compares. Remember, the film needs to have good audio too!
6. Can I include animation in my film?
Yes, you may have some animation, but you must still adhere to the brief.
7. Can I include music in my film?
Yes, you can include music in your film. However, please be aware, you will need to follow the guidelines outlined by YouTube & Vimeo. If you use copyrighted music, you run the risk of your entire audio track being stripped from your video.
8. Can I use photos within the film?
Yes, you can use photographs in your film. However a film compiled solely of photographs will not be considered, you need to demonstrate your skill with the moving image.
9. Do I have to interview someone in the film?
Being able to interview a subject is an important skill in documentary making. Your film should showcase your ability to coax a good story out of your subject. Your brief is to paint their picture for us – show us how they traveled and the emotions they felt during their experience. Find out what they have done, where they have been, what kind of person they are, and why you find them interesting. Bring to life their compelling travel story and share their unique philosophies, quirky travel rituals and fascinating curiosities.
10. Do I need to appear in the film?
You don't need to appear in the film. However, you can film yourself or narrate the story if you wish.
11. The application form is asking for an "embed code" what is this and how to I get it?
Yes, for your video to appear on your application page you will need to copy and paste the embed code of your video into the application form. To find the embed code for your video follow the steps outlined here for Youtube and here for videos on Vimeo.
12. Can I edit my application once submitted?
No, you cannot change or edit your application in any way once it has been submitted. Please check, and double-check your application before you hit the 'Submit' button.

The Trip

1. What will I have to produce from my trip?
Under the mentorship of Brian Rapsey you will be shooting a short 5-7 minute travel documentary, you will then attend a post-production workshop in Hanoi to commence your editing work. Within two months of your return, you will complete your video and submit the piece to World Nomads.

You will also keep a daily diary about your time on the trip and upload this plus pictures you've taken to your World Nomads travel journal.

2. Are the trip dates final or could they be altered a little?
Yes, these dates are final.
3. What will the mentorship entail?
Every day on assignment you'll catch up with your mentor Brian to review your footage, discuss your story direction and ply him with your filmmaking questions over some Nước sâm (Vietnamese herbal tea).
4. How can I prepare for my trip?
Prior to departure, we'll work with the winner(s) to flesh out themes, story lines and potential filming ideas... then we'll let you loose to research and get amongst it!
5. Will I need to bring my own gear? If so, what gear do I need to bring?
Yes, you will need to bring your own gear. You will need to have a camera capable of capturing reasonably good quality video and audio. DSLR's and camcorders are preferable, GoPros and iPhones are less preferable - simply because you are limited in what you can do with them. However, if you are able to demonstrate you have an excellent eye for a story and an excellent grasp of visual language, we will look past gear limitations.
6. Can I bring a travel companion or my partner along for the trip?
Only the winner will be allowed on assignment. Should the winner wish to extend their stay in Vietnam after the assignment, this can be discussed.
7. Is there any other way to get into the program besides the scholarship? Can I pay for my room & board myself and take part in the program?
No, unfortunately, you cannot pay your way onto this trip.

Troubleshooting

1. I have a problem submitting my application. Can I email my entry to you? Help!

No, you cannot email your film to us. All applicants need to fill the application page and submit their applications via our website.

If you have encountered any specific issues please contact us at scholarships@worldnomads.com

2. I'm not sure if my application was submitted correctly. How do I check this?
If your application is successful, you will automatically receive an email confirmation. You can also check if your application has been submitted, by going to this page and searching for your application. If submitted successfully, your application will appear here (along with everyone else's applications).

Applications close in...

Applications closed September 28, 2016 at 11PM (EDT)

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Important dates

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Sept

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29
Sept

Judging begins

14
Oct

Winners announced

27
Feb

Filming in Vietnam

8
Mar

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64 Comments

  • Fabian Schmid said

    Hi there,
    The competition sounds nice! I wasn't able to find the travel dates, though. Can you help me out?
    Thanks a bunch,
    Fabian


    Hi Fabian, the trip will commence on 27 February 2017. All the best!

    - Pari, World Nomads

  • Miriam said

    Hi,
    Can I be the subject of my own film? What if I have a great travel story and the footage to go with it?
    Thanks,
    Miriam


    Hi Miriam, to meet the brief your film needs to be of someone who inspires you to travel or has a great travel story. While you don't need to appear in the film yourself, you do need to demonstrate your ability to interview your subject. All the best!

    - Pari, World Nomads

  • mathieu said

    Good day, World Nomads!

    How many winners will be selected for this year's Film Scholarship?

    Cheers and more power!

    Mathieu


    Hi Mathieu, only 1 winner will be selected for the trip to Vietnam. Our shortlisted applicants will receive a copy of Lonely Planet's Best Ever Video Tips. Good luck!

    - Pari, World Nomads

  • Luís Rodrigues said

    Hi!
    I saw on previous comments that the trip will begin on February 27th but I wanted to know when it ends. It's the two weeks in Vietnam or more?

    All the best,
    Luís

    Hi Luis, yes the trip dates are as follows:

    27 Feb - Arrival in Vietnam, commence filming
    08 Mar - 3-day post production workshop in Hanoi
    11 Mar - Depart Vietnam

    If you wish to continue your stay in Vietnam (at your own expense) after the assignment, this can be discussed.

    - Pari, World Nomads

  • Josh Brown said

    Hi

    I am a Masters student at University and have experience in making films. Is this likely to effect my chances of success?

    Thanks
    Josh


    Hi Josh, thanks for your question. Have you already been commissioned to make films (in any genre) or have you had your work broadcast on numerous occasions? If so, you would be considered a professional. If you are still learning the craft of filmmaking and the majority of your income is not derived from filmmaking activities then you are eligible to apply. All the best!

    - Pari, World Nomads

  • Someone said

    Who will own the content, when complete? Or is this yet to be discussed?


    Hi there, by submitting your entry you grant World Nomads a non-exclusive licence to use your submission Film on the WorldNomads.com website and social channels.

    Should you be the Recipient of the scholarship. World Nomads owns the rights to the Assignment Films shot by the Recipient whilst on the Assignment.

    World Nomads grants the Recipient a non-exclusive licence to use the Assignment Films for the following non-commercial purposes;

    a) Recipients’ online video-sharing sites such as YouTube, Vimeo, etc.
    b) Publication on the Recipients’ websites and social channels
    c) Recipients’ show reel
    d) Submissions to film competitions/festivals

    Any other use of the videos by the Recipients requires written consent from World Nomads, which will not be unreasonably withheld.

    - Pari, World Nomads

  • Polo Izquierdo said

    Can the travelling story be about someone that went from being a young boy and transition into an adult woman, like travelling through gender identity ??


    Hi Polo,

    While that does sound like a very interesting story, to meet the brief we do require you to interview an adventurer or inspiring traveler and bring to life their compelling travel story. In this instance, we are referring to the literal meaning of travel. Good luck!

    - Pari, World Nomads

  • Donna Wanderlust said

    Hello, I have already recently made a film that I believe meets most of the criteria listed above. I interviewed members of a tribe in Thailand about their migration from China but then translated their interview into a script for them the narrate their story in their own language. I then added subtitles in English. I am not In the film myself but shot and edited everything as I wanted it to appear like a mini documentary. Is this ok? I have plenty of other vlogs demonstrating my on screen ability to communicate to both the interviewee and the audience. Thanks You.


    Hi Donna, yes you can submit a film you've worked on previously so long as it meets the brief.

    - Pari, World Nomads

  • Tristanjb said

    Hey, Can the story be more about a place instead of an individual traveler? I recently got back from a trip to Iran and would like to interview others who have been to dispel certain misconceptions.. Thanks. What a great prize!

    Hi Tristan, the story does need to be about an individual traveler. Find the individual with the most compelling story about Iran and have them be the focus of your film. All the best!

    - Pari, World Nomads.

  • Carissa said

    Can the interview be with a family member who has inspired you to travel

    Yes! Looking forward to watching your film Carissa.

    - Pari, World Nomads

  • Caitlin McCabe said

    Hey, the subject for my documentary has pretty much disappeared (just went back to his home country) and is unreachable. Would it be alright if I interviewed the people who helped my subject get into the country and brought him to my area? Or would I have to get an interview with the subject himself?


    Hi Caitlin, your story should focus on one strong interview and one great story.

    - Pari, World Nomads

  • Jeepgirl said

    My partner inspires me to travel more AND has a great mutual travel story. Can I interview him and use our holiday footage?

    Sure! Looking forward to watching your film. All the best!

    - Pari, World Nomads

  • de sica ray said

    i can film myself or narrate the story i experienced.

  • Luisa said

    Hi!

    I just came back from Zambia volunteering with my dad and my sister. I was just wondering if I can use the footage of that travel but focusing on my dad's story.

    Thanks!


    Hi Luisa. Yes, that's fine. Good luck!

    - Pari, World Nomads

  • HANNAH said

    Hello,

    I want to make a video about a family that travels together in a motorhome. My main character will be the mom, and she will be the only one interviewed, but other members of the family will appear on screen.

    Would that work ?

    Best

    Hannah


    Yes, that sounds like an interesting film! All the best!

    - Pari, World Nomads

  • Katie said

    Is it within the rules for me to interview someone to tell the story of one specific adventurer? For example, interview a mother about her son who is an adventurer? And on that note, if multiple people were interviewed about him, would that be disqualified?

    Just wondering! Thank you so much!

    Hi Katie, thanks for your question. Your video should focus on an individual adventurer or adventure. You can include more than one interview in your film, but keep in mind any video over the 3-minute mark will be disqualified.

    - Pari, World Nomads

  • Jonathon said

    An ancestor of mine was a nomad of sorts - I've got quite a good amount of info and material on him. Would it be acceptable to interview a living relative to tell my ancestors story?

    Hi Jonathon, yes that would be acceptable. All the best!

    - Pari, World Nomads

  • Andressa said

    If I am able to put more than one interview in my film, within the time of 3 minutes, is that ok? Or do I need a protagonist among them? Do you prefer that it be with one person only? I can adapt! 😅

    Thank you and good luck to you all!


    Hi Andressa. You can include more than one interview, however there should be a clear protagonist whose travel story you bring to life in your film. Good luck!
    - Pari, World Nomads

  • Justin said

    Is it okay if the video is less than 3 mins? Is there a minimum you'd consider? Between 1 and 3 minutes?

    Thanks

    Hi Justin, yes all films under the 3 minutes will be considered. Previous winning films have all been between the 2-3 minute mark. We recommend you aim for this length to give yourself the best chance of winning.
    - Pari, World Nomads

  • Lorena said

    Hi, I would like to know if there is only one scholarship opportunity. And besides that, if can I be eligible as I work as tv journalist. I do not record neither edit. I just produce, interview, and afterwords scriptwrite.
    Regards

    Hi Lorena,
    Only one winner will be chosen for this year's Travel Film Scholarship. However, we do run other scholarship programs throughout the year, including a Travel Writing Scholarship and Travel Photography Scholarship. To learn more about our scholarship programs please go to www.worldnomads.com/learn
    You are eligible as a TV journalist provided you don't record and edit.
    All the best!
    - Pari, World Nomads

  • John said

    What an awesome contest! I would love to create a 3 minute doc on a relative who traveled with Jack London. Would it be acceptable to create a film on someone who is no longer around? I'd be sure to hit all the guidelines. Good luck everyone!


    Thanks John! Your subject will need to be someone that you can interview. All the best!

    - Pari, World Nomads

  • Asti said

    Hey there,
    I'm really keen to join this awesome competition. However now I can only make film about a travel story in the past. For example, interview a traveler and relying with the photos/videos in the past. As you see, me as filmmaker won't do much in the present time except the interview shoot. What do you think of that? Will that also effect the scoring point?

    Thanks!

    Hi Asti, you can include photos/videos of your subject in the past within your film. Solve this challenge with creativity, and have a look the following shortlisted applications from last year for some inspiration:

    https://journals.worldnomads.com/erinbastian/story/136003/Chile/Patagonia-In-Search-of-Hidden-Glaciers
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqPLk0qUbU8

    All the best!

    - Pari, World Nomads

  • Manu said

    I did read all the aforementioned questions but it is still not clear for me if you can make a story about yourself wherein you 'interview yourself' and are the narrative voice?

    thanks

    Hi Manu, our challenge to you is to go out and interview an amazing adventurer or inspiring traveler and bring to life ~their~ compelling travel story. Interviewing yourself will not showcase your ability to coax a good story from a subject. You can use your voice to narrate the film, however your story should be about someone else and this person must be interviewed on camera. For your best chance at winning the scholarship, you'll need to make sure you meet the requirements of the brief. Hope this clarifies your confusion!

    - Pari, World Nomads

  • Zack said

    Hi, I submitted a film last year that fits this years challenge more than it did last year. I wasn't a runner up, would I be able to re submit?

    Hi Zack, yes you can re-submit your film.

    - Pari, World Nomads

  • Bridget said

    Hi. I had a career in television previously but was never the operator/editor. I have had a complete break from that career for twelve years and am retraining now at TAFE as a completely independent filmmaker who is currently supported by the government to study. Am I eligible to enter this competition. Cheers...


    Hi Bridget. If you are still learning the craft of filmmaking and the majority of your income is not derived from filmmaking activities then you are eligible to apply. All the best!

    - Pari, World Nomads

  • Jaffer said

    Hi,
    Is there any possibility to document what i've encountered during my solo travel to participate in this competition ?
    Thanks.


    Hi Jaffer, our challenge to you is to go out and interview an amazing adventurer or inspiring traveler and bring to life ~their~ compelling travel story. For your best chance at winning the scholarship, you'll need to make sure you meet the requirements of the brief.

    - Pari, World Nomads

  • manish said

    Hey,
    I i had made a travel video that was a month back, and i haven't interviewed anyone..can i post the video without the interview or else is there any alternative solution to it ?
    Thanks!

    Hi Manish, for your best chance of winning your film should meet all the criteria listed in the "What the judges are looking for" section on the opportunity page. This includes showing us your interviewing skills and ability to coax a good story from your subject. See if you can work an interview into your film.

    - Pari, World Nomads

  • Sonal Agarwal said

    Hey,
    I have a travel story. So can you tell me what is the last date to submit the video?
    Thanks!!

    Applications close 28 September at 11pm EDT.

    - Pari, World Nomads

  • Roy Abdo said

    Following up on Myriam question. Can we be inspired but a famous traveler and movie maker? Our submitted film will be the inspiration he put in us to travel and use our previous travel footage?
    What is not clear, you want us to have our own travel footage, yet you like us to interview a person who travels and interview them.


    Hi Roy, our challenge to you is to go out and interview an amazing adventurer or inspiring traveler and bring to life their compelling travel story. This does not have to be a famous person. It can be an everyday traveler with a great travel story. Their story can be supported with images/footage they have taken themselves on their trip, or images/footage you have taken. Watch the 2 examples in the links provided to Asti above. These were the shortlisted films from last year and are a great example of what we're looking for. All the best!

    - Pari, World Nomads

  • Carlota said

    Hi there,

    Does all the footage used on the film have to be shot by me?
    Also I am a freelance filmmaker but am still learning as well, am I eligible to apply?

    Thank you!
    Carlota


    Hi Carlota, the majority of the footage should be your own. All the best!

    - Pari, World Nomads

  • Patricia said

    can I make a film about myself and my story?

    Hi Patricia, this brief requires you to go out and interview an amazing adventurer or inspiring traveler and bring to life ~their~ compelling travel story. Interviewing yourself will not showcase your ability to coax a good story from a subject. All the best!

    - Pari, World Nomads

  • Dinesh said

    Is there a way to be able to watch a couple of old winning films.

    Best

    DL


    Hi Dinesh, please see last year's Winner page: https://www.worldnomads.com/learn/travel-film/winner-2015

    - Pari, World Nomads

  • Ravi said

    I wish to interview someone who takes part in a religious pilgrimage every year and travels hundreds of kilometres out of devotion for his God.

    Will this be acceptable, and more importantly, can I use stock footage available from other sources as it will be difficult to obtain first hand footage at this time of the year.


    Hi Ravi. Yes, this story would meet the brief. You can use stock footage, however, usage of stock footage should be minimal. What we are looking for is a good story. If you don’t have footage of them traveling, be creative and gather other materials which highlight their personality – so it could be photographs, memorabilia + artefacts. If you create a compelling and interesting profile of your subject, and tell and interesting story, that’s what will serve you well with the judges. Best of luck!

    - Pari, World Nomads

  • Tuesday said

    Hi there,

    The subject that I am interviewing took a substantial amount of photos of his travel experience. In addition to the interview footage that I will be shooting I would like to incorporate a few photos of the places and people he is describing. Is it permitted to use photos taken by my interviewee if he gives me permission to do so?

    Best,
    Tuesday


    Yes, that's fine. All the best!

    - Pari, World Nomads

  • Justin benko said

    Can the film be shorter than 3 minutes? Is there a minimum length?

    Hi Justin, yes all films under the 3 minutes will be considered. Previous winning films have all been between the 2-3 minute mark. We recommend you aim for this length to give yourself the best chance of winning.
    - Pari, World Nomads

  • Mauro Ferrari said

    Hi there!
    in the application form you're asking for an Youtube or Vimeo profile".
    What exactly this would be? Personal web site? Social Media profile?
    Is this mandatory?

    Thank you!


    Hi Mauro,

    If you have a Youtube or Vimeo profile you can paste the link to your profile in this field. Alternatively, if you have a website you can place a link to your website here. This is an optional field and doesn't have to be filled to successfully submit your application.

    - Pari, World Nomads

  • Ahmed Gad said

    I have an Idea of a film but it will be more than 3 minutes, maybe 5 minute.

    Can I submit a 5 minutes film?


    Sorry Ahmed, any film over 3 minutes will not be judged. Please edit your film to meet the brief. Good luck!

    - Pari, World Nomads

  • Pedro Gomes said

    Hey, i want to interview a friend that went to a international championship and i'd like to know if is possible to use some shots he did.
    Thank you!!


    Hey Pedro! Yes, you can use some footage that your friend has captured. However, the majority of the footage should be your own. See my response above to Ravi for some ideas. All the best!

    - Pari, World Nomads

  • TIANA said

    Hello, I was wondering if you make the films public after? or what you do with them?


    Hi Tiana, once you submit your film they will sit on a public page on our website. You can see all applications for the current scholarship here: http://scholarships.travel/category/film16

    The films the winner produces on the trip will also be made public and shared with our community on our social channels.

    - Pari, World Nomads

  • Rohit Bhardwaj said

    Hi Pari, I am a human resouce professional, but chasing film making out of my passion. I have few questions-

    1. Is there is duration decided for credits? I am involving a crew like, musicians, Cinematographer, Editor. We all are aspiring film makers and chasing creativitvy, I did not see much of credits in last year applications.

    2. Is there any guidline from techical point of view, e.g. format of the film/Credit/Decibal limit for sound.

    Thank you very much for help !!

    Rohit B, :)


    Hi Rohit,

    1. The reason you may not have seen credits in last year's applications is because the film should be made entirely by one person. Only one person will be chosen as the winner, so you will not be able to submit your film as part of a team. We want to see your individual skills in storytelling, filming, editing etc. We're looking for a one-person show, needing nothing more than a camera and a sense of adventure to unearth a great story.

    2. There is no strict guideline from a technical point of view, so long as you are able to upload your film onto Vimeo or Youtube.

    - Pari, World Nomads

  • MyMy Pham said

    Hi Pari,

    I have submitted my video and application, but not sure if it went through since I did not see any confirmation. How do I know if my application has been received? Will I be expecting an email?

    Thanks!

    MyMy Pham


    Hi MyMy! You can check if your application has been successfully submitted, by going to this page (http://scholarships.travel/category/film16) and searching for your application. If submitted successfully, your application will appear here (along with everyone else's applications).

    - Pari, World Nomads

  • Matias said

    Can i Fictionize a good travel story? or can i re-create in fiction a good story from someone that happened in the past but show it as if it was happening now? or does it have to be a real story and happening now in real time? Also does the interview have to appear in the video, like show the person talking, or can i just pick parts of what he says and add them as off-voice and rather tell the story through images (i don't mean photos of course, i mean images, places, things happening to the character, travels etc). One last question, can it last more than 3 minutes? is there a maximum amount of time in which the film is elegible for the contest? Id personally like to make it a bit longer like 4-5ish but if it has to be 3 i can do it just let me know, thanks.


    Hi Matias, your film should be a true representation of your subject's travel story. You can re-enact some parts if you wish, however, the story should be based on real events that have happened.

    The interview does not have to appear on film, and can be supported by images and other footage.

    Any film over 3 minutes will not be judged.

    - Pari, World Nomads

  • Isabela said

    Hi Pari, I got some questions I would like to clarify, please:

    1) The film must be interview-based? Because I was thinking of constructing a narrative where my main character was supposed to appear but not speak much. Is that possible?

    2) I know that the main subject of the film must be the person I'm interviewing. However, I wanted to know if I could appear at some shoots at the film too (because I was at the trip too so I do appear a bit at the footage), is that a problem?

    Thanks!


    Hi Isabela,

    1) Yes, the film must include an interview. They must speak in the film, however you can narrate the film if you wish.

    2) Not at all. You can appear in the film if you wish.

    - Pari, World Nomads


  • MyMy Pham said

    Hi Pari,

    Do I look up by my name or video title? I tried either way, but couldn't find it. Maybe there are too many videos on the list? My application refreshed itself after the download completion, does that mean it went through? Would someone be able to confirm with me? Thanks Pari.

    Here is what I submitted:

    "As a graduate social work student and broadcast field reporter intern for a national Vietnamese broadcasting television, I had the opportunity to participate in a charity trip abroad to film a documentary story about the harsh living conditions of Vietnamese refugees in Cambodia. It was heart breaking to witness Vietnamese families and children suffering from extreme poverty. Working as a broadcasting intern, I have been able to produce various documentary stories about Vietnamese people and their immigration stories both in the US and abroad. As an adventurous, creative, and aspiring filmmaker and Vietnamese American journalist, I hope to educate the world about the beauty Vietnamese culture and its people through digital storytelling. I have extensive experiences in interviewing people in front of the camera and the ability to build rapport with people and foreigners quickly. I hope the 2-week film-making assignment in Vietnam with World Nomads would give me the opportunity to develop my film-making skills and continue my passion in philanthropy and community projects. With a background in international studies, social work and broadcasting, I hope to combine my talents and skills to create inspirational travel story about Vietnamese people around the world. I'm have a full reporting equipment including Canon EOS70, Senheisser Mic & Transmitter, & Tripod. Pls see my linkedin for more videos" https://www.linkedin.com/in/mymy-pham-9a98587b?trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile_pic

    Youtube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7lSGu8JDoY&feature=youtu.be



    Hi MyMy, we've had a look in our database and it seems we have not received your application. Please resubmit your video via our application page. Many thanks!

    -Pari, World Nomads

  • Ujjwal Chande said

    Hi! I recently had a trip where i got into an accident and where I got into a very extended "life-or-death" situation. Over the course of the whole situation I captured lots of footage and occasionally even narrated while on location.

    My question is, would it hurt my chances if, instead of interviewing someone, I narrated on camera about this event that took place in the past? Or must I tell the story of someone else and have them narrate their own travel story.


    Hi Ujjwal. This year's film brief requires you to interview a traveller, so you will need to include an interview in the film. Tell the story of someone else and have them narrate their own travel story.

    - Pari, World Nomads


  • Aakash Hegde said

    How many winners will be chosen for the trip???


    Aakash, please see my response to Mathieu above. All the best!

    - Pari, World Nomads

  • shubham dwivedi said

    last date for film submission and when it begins ?

    Shubham, applications close 28 September at 11pm EDT. The trip begins on 27 February 2017.

    - Pari, World Nomads

  • Lainey said

    Hiya,
    Just wondering if past winning entries are available to watch online anywhere?

    Thanks


    Check out last year's winning and shortlisted applications here: https://www.worldnomads.com/learn/travel-film/winner-2015

    - Pari, World Nomads

  • Mij said

    hi,
    I have a friend who owns a camera with the quality I want but its a bit heavy and complicated, I was wondering if I can ask his help as a camera man so I can concentrate on directing and getting all the right shots? Or is it mandatory that I shot the footage myself?

    thank you:)

    Hi Mij, we really are looking for a one-person show needing nothing more than a camera and a sense of adventure to unearth a great story. Remember, when you're on the field with Brian you won't have the opportunity to have your friend assist you with the filming, so shoot on a camera you are comfortable using and focus on telling a great story. All the best!

    - Pari, World Nomads

  • Ashish Pawgi said

    Hello,
    As far as the interview of an individual is concerned, can I use the footage taken by him on his trip along with the interview or every footage is need to taken by me ?

    You can use the subject's footage to edit into your film however, the majority of the footage should be your own.

    - Pari, World Nomads

  • Richa Batheja said

    Hi

    My passport will expire in the month of may,2017. Will it create a problem in my film submission?



    To be eligible for a Vietnamese visa you will need at least 6 months validity on your passport from the time of your trip. If you win you may need to consider applying for a new passport prior to travel.

    - Pari, World Nomads

  • Sunila Bholane said

    Hi Pari,

    I understand all the conditions to shoot the film however just one question that is there any restriction of what kind of camera should be used?

    I mean a good DSLR or Mobile camera with good megapixel resolution would do?


    Hi Sunila,

    Your application can be shot on any type of camera. Have a look at the shortlisted applications from last year and see if the quality of your video compares favourably.
    Should you win, you will need to bring a camera capable of capturing reasonably good quality video and audio. DSLR's and camcorders are preferable, GoPros and iPhones are less preferable - simply because you are limited in what you can do with them. However, if you are able to demonstrate you have an excellent eye for a story and an excellent grasp of visual language, we will look past gear limitations.

    - Pari, World Nomads

  • Andrew Palmer said

    Hi there I have a film that I was wanting to submit but it involves my personal story as well as a subjects story but it will just be me editing and using the film and entering the competition. Will this be an issue or can I only use my subjects story for the video?
    Andrew Palmer


    Hi Andrew. You can be a part of the story however, you must showcase your interviewing skills as part of the film.

    - Pari, World Nomads

  • basil bukhary said

    can i add my old footage for the sake of the story?


    Yes. Good luck!

    - Pari, World Nomads

  • Emily said

    Do we have to be 'speaking' in the film when we ask questions. Or can we cut out our voice in the editing process? I know that we must be able to demonstrate our ability to dig deep and really bring the story to life, but can this be a reflection in the responses that the interviewee answers?

    Hi Emily, no you do not need to speak in the film as the interviewer.

    - Pari, World Nomads

  • Alex said

    Hi - Can the film be able a group of people on a travel adventure? Like a group of 4? Or does it have to follow an individual. I have already documented the adventure of a team of people on an exciting road trip including interviews and would like to submit that footage, is this acceptable?

    Thanks
    Alex


    Hi Alex. Ideally, your film should focus on an individual person with a specific travel story.

    - Pari, World Nomads

  • Sajida said

    I got a mail confirming my application but the subject reads 'Travel Nepal Scholarship 2015'. What should I do?

    Hi Sajida,

    Due to a short technical glitch, you may have received the wrong confirmation email. As long as your application appears on this page [http://scholarships.travel/film16] (you may need to use the search bar at the bottom), your application has been successfully received.

    - Pari, World Nomads

  • Ujjwal Chande said

    I know copyrighted music will disqualify our film, but is this the case if we have licensed the music from a stock music licensing website?


    Hi Ujjwal, yes you can include music licensed from a stock music website.

    - Pari, World Nomads

  • madhav said

    Hi I am an indian resident on a Deputation in United states from past one year. In my application. Should i consider country of residence united states or India?


    Hi Madhav. If you won this assignment, where would you fly from? You can put this country as your country of residence.

    - Pari, World Nomads

  • Roshi said

    I have appeared in my movie with the subject. Is that fine?


    Hi Roshi, yes this is fine.

    - Pari, World Nomads

  • MyMy Pham said

    Hi Pari,

    I have submitted again. Would you be able to tell me if it went through?

    I sent a copy via your facebook page as well, since I"m not sure what else to do to make sure it is submitted. I would like for an opportunity to be considered so I'm trying every way I can to get it through. Thanks!

    MyMy Pham

  • Mithun M Udyawar said

    Hi my film duration is about 3 minutes and 13 seconds 4 frames ,,, is it fine if it is exceeding 13 seconds and 4 frames ?? Kindly reply asap

  • Eileen Street said

    Hi Pari!

    I just submitted my video, but I had so many problems with uploading to YouTube and Vimeo that I needed to resend my application. Both applications are the exact same, it's just that one links to a deleted video, and the second application I sent links to the correct video that was uploaded. I just wanted to be sure this is noted. The correct application is at http://scholarships.travel/film16/spontaneous-annapurna-2

    Thanks for all of your help!

    Regards,

    Eileen

  • Zack said

    When will the winners be announced?

    Hi Zack, the winner has been announced. Please check the following page for the announcement: https://www.worldnomads.com/learn/travel-film/scholarship/2016/winner

    - Pari, World Nomads

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