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Closed: Win a 12-day travel filmmaking trip to Tanzania!

Applications for the scholarship are now closed and the winner has been announced.

Calling all aspiring travel filmmakers!

This year, we want to send one passionate individual to capture the diverse people, places and wildlife that make Tanzania an adventure hot-spot. You could be filming in the shadows of Mt. Kilimanjaro and exploring the landscape with the locals to tell the stories of community, sustainability and tourism in this unique part of the world.

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This opportunity is now closed.

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What you could win

Free Flights

Receive round-trip airfare from your closest international airport to Tanzania.

Professional Mentorship

Improve your skills on the field and during post-production under the mentorship of professional filmmaker Brian Rapsey.

12-day Trip

Capture the wildlife and communities of the Serengeti with help from adventure experts, OneSeed Expeditions.

Audio Gear

Record superior sound for your film with new microphones courtesy of RØDE Microphones.

Camera Bags

Protect your gear with style with specialised camera bags and accessories from Langly.

Travel Insurance

As always, travel insurance for the trip provided by World Nomads.

How do I apply?

  1. Make a 3-minute documentary

    Our challenge to you is to go out and interview an amazing adventurer or inspiring traveler and bring to life their compelling travel story around one of the following themes:

    • 'Courage'
    • 'Kindness'
    • 'Acceptance'
  2. Upload your film to YouTube or Vimeo

    Please make sure your video is publicly accessible.

  3. Complete the application form

    In 1500 characters or less, tell us why you should be the scholarship recipient and what winning this opportunity would mean to you. Your answer will hold considerable weight in the judging process.

    Strictly one application per person. The application must be submitted in English or with English subtitles.

NOTE: Once you apply, you will not be able to go back and edit your application, so please make sure you are completely satisfied with your essay before you hit the submit button.

Important dates

10 July Applications close
8 August Winners announced
20 November Trip begins

What the judges are looking for

You'll need to convince our judging panel through your application that you have the spirit of adventure and a passion for travel filmmaking. A good travel documentary should:

  • Convey a strong narrative in English (or with English subtitles)
  • Focus on a specific travel story within a 3 minute timeframe
  • Show us your interviewing skills and ability to coax a good story from your subject
  • Demonstrate strong filmmaking skills
  • Show originality
  • Be visually engaging

The scholarship recipient, along with the shortlist of the best films, will be published on the World Nomads website on August 8th, 2018.

NOTE: Films compiled solely of still shots will not be considered, you need to demonstrate your skill with the moving image.

Looking for inspiration?

Meet our past winners:


We've listed the top three questions here. Still have more questions? Check our FAQ page.

  • Am I considered a professional travel filmmaker?

    Have you been regularly commissioned to make films (in any genre) or derive more than 25% of your income from any aspect of filmmaking? If so, you would be considered a professional and therefore not eligible to apply.

    If you're still learning the craft of filmmaking and if creating films is responsible for less than 25% of your income, then you’re eligible to apply. This may mean you have had a few films commissioned in the past, or keep a regular video channel of your own – but it isn’t your full-time gig.

    We appreciate that the filmmaking industry is difficult to break into and there are a lucky few who can count themselves as professional full-time filmmakers. This scholarship is a learning experience for a budding filmmaker and the judging panel will be selecting the person who they feel will most benefit from the learning opportunity.

    So, whilst we are not stipulating exactly what does and does not constitute a professional, please consider the spirit of the mentorship program and whether you think you would make the most ideal candidate.