SDF Scholarship
What is the SDF Scholarship Program?

The San Diego Filmmakers Scholarship is a cash award to be used toward completion of a student-related film project.  Many film students have great ideas for films but lack the money to bring them to screen.  The San Diego Filmmakers Scholarship helps remedy that. Awards will be given in increments of a $500 Scholarship to Middle or-High School student filmmakers and $1,000 to college level filmmakers.  One or more scholarship awards will be granted to each grade group. The final works will be shown at the May San Diego Filmmakers meeting.

Key dates and stuff

  • November 2, 2014: Scholarship Fundraiser at the Encinitas Community Center
  • November 26, 2014: Deadline for Applications
  • December 9, 2014: Announce Recipients
  • May 2015: Meeting Scholarship Festival & Awards

Who Can Apply?

Any student who resides in San Diego County, is legally enrolled at the Middle School through 4th year college level, and is pursuing film or production related studies is invited to apply.

Download PDF application.

Application Details

San Diego Filmmakers will have the application form on line later this month.
Applicants will submit written proposals outlining themes, schedules, budgets and a declaration of need.  Scripts or treatments, storyboards or trailers are encouraged.
Applicants will include brief bios of the students involved in the project and their roles.

Mail or Bring your application to:

San Diego Filmmakers Scholarship
8969 Kenamar Drive, Suite 104
San Diego CA 92121

Applications will also be accepted via email at

Be sure to keep a copy for yourself.


There is no fee to apply. Application materials will not be returned.

Hands on training

Hands on instruction for the film students at the Encinitas Student Film Festival.

San Diego Filmmakers will post FAQs and answer questions on line later this month with updates as they arise.
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Student Filmmaker

Providing filmmaking education for the San Diego community.

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