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Film & Video
New York, NY
May 6, 2020
Jun 10, 2020

2021 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Filmmaking

The Vilcek Foundation

The Vilcek Foundation currently seeks young foreign-born applicants for the 2021 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Filmmaking - from now until June 10, 2020 at 5pm EST. We are a nonprofit foundation dedicated to raising awareness of immigrant contributions to the arts and sciences in the United States. 

Immigrant directors, editors, screenwriters, producers and cinematographers working across a variety of genres including narrative, documentary, experimental or animation, are invited to apply. Applicants should have been born outside of the United States; be 38 years of age or younger; and completed at least one short film that has received a prize or been selected for film festivals, or alternatively, one feature-length film. Three winners will each receive a $50,000 unrestricted cash prize and will be honored at an awards ceremony in New York City in April 2021.

Complete eligibility requirements and the online application can be found on