Fusion today announced it has partnered with the National Hispanic Foundation of the Arts (NHFA) to launch a film scholarship challenge.
The objective is to give young, multicultural filmmakers and digital journalists the opportunity to create short documentary and fiction film projects.
Winners will receive scholarship funding to produce their films, which will be featured and distributed on Fusion’s television, digital, and OTT platforms.
The NHFA and Fusion will begin accepting entries on January 11, 2016. Candidates must submit written pitches by February 19.
Entries will be judged on originality, creativity, quality, and feasibility of production.
Winners will be chosen by a panel of NHFA and Fusion representatives, including NHFA alumni.
The NHFA was created in 1997 by actors Jimmy Smits, Sonia Braga, Esai Morales, Merel Julia and attorney Félix Sánchez to advance the presence of Latinos in the media, telecommunications and entertainment industries.
Details and rules will be made available at the NHFA website.