ScriptFest and The Great American PitchFest have partnered together for a new opportunity they're calling the Student Filmmaker Initiative. The program will sponsor up to 50 high school and college student filmmakers from around the world to go to the upcoming 14th annual ScriptFest in Los Angeles at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Hotel & Convention Center on June 23-25, 2017.

Nearly 2,000 writers travel from around the world each year to participate in the event. Selected applicants will win a bronze pass to the festival, valued at $300, which will allow them to receive training opportunities and the chance at networking. 

Note: The application form is simple, but it must be received by TODAY, June 16th. For further details about the program or to apply, visit here. In addition to the conference, more than 120 top industry agents, managers, and production companies will hear pitches from new writers around the world at the Great American PitchFest, an event presented by ScriptFest.

This year’s event will address the issue: ‘How do we, as writers, affect change in the world to make it a better place?’ Notable guest speakers and panelists include: Dustin Lance Black (Oscar-winning writer of Milk and most recently the celebrated LGBT mini-series When We Rise; Steve Oedekerk (Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning multi-hyphenate best known for his collaborations with Jim Carrey on the Ace Ventura franchise); and Katharine ‘Kat’ Kramer (Actress and Founder of Films That Change the World showcasing films that raise awareness about important social issues).