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Three $50,000 Prizes for Immigrant Filmmakers from Vilcek Foundation, Deadline 6/10

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 in 2021; 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.

If you or someone in your network is eligible, we encourage you to apply or share the opportunity widely. Attached is the press release, and complete eligibility requirements and the online application can be found on


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