Win a 10-day Filmmaking Assignment to Capture Day of the Dead in Mexico!

Deadline: 17 September 2014
Open to: film students, or anyone who’s trying to build a career in film making and/or presenting
Venue: 30 October – 10 November 2014, San Luis Potosi, Mexico


World Nomads is accepting applications for a travel film scholarship. The winner will spend 10 days documenting the Dia de los Muertos festivities in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. He or she will also be mentored by filmmaker and director Brian Rapsey.

Don’t be misled by the name, this ‘spirited’ festival is marked by ceremonies that both honor the dear departed while simultaneously rejoicing in everything living.

On assignment, you will be mentored by veteran filmmaker and director, Brian Rapsey, who will help you hone your craft to become a better storyteller. From your experiences, you will be tasked with producing 4x three-minute travel-themed videos that we will share with the world!

You need to be available to be in Mexico from October 30-November 10, 2014 to participate in the assignment.


In order to be considered eligible to apply, you must fulfill all of the following criteria:

  • Any non-professionals can apply – this is open to film students, or anyone who’s trying to build a career in film making and/or presenting!
  • Minimum age 18 (by application deadline, September 17th) with a current, valid passport and you must be available as per the dates set out. Please note these dates are not changeable in any way.
  •  You may be a resident of any country (subject to obtaining a Mexican visa).
  • You should be a mad-keen auteur with a lust for adventure and burning desire to be a filmmaker and/or presenter.
  • You must be fit and healthy as moderate levels of physical work are involved as well as a number of late nights!


The winner will receive airfare from the country of residence to Mexico, recording gear and and travel insurance. The winner will be expected to produce four, three-minute videos for the World Nomads site.


Applicants must be available to travel Oct. 30 to Nov. 10. The deadline to apply is Sept. 17. Application materials must be sent in English.

For more information, click here.


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