Three $50,000 prizes for immigrant filmmakers from the Vilcek Foundation [deadline June 10]

Friday, March 20, 2020 - 13:11

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.

If you or any faculty and alumni of The Vilcek Foundation are eligible, we encourage you to apply or share this opportunity with them. Attached is the press release, and complete eligibility requirements and the online application can be found on

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Thank you in advance, and please feel free to contact me at (212) 472-2500 or via email

at with any questions.

Best regards,



Shinnie Kim | Senior Program Officer

The Vilcek Foundation

21 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021

212-472-2500 |