Scholarship Rules for 2019

Graduating seniors from eligible High Schools will submit a 2-5 minute short film for evaluation by the Carson Cummings Film Scholarship committee by midnight on February 11th, 2018. Schools eligible for participation this year are Anderson High School, McCallum High School, and Austin High School.

There are only 3 requirements for the film:

- The film must respect 2-5 minute requirement
- The film must be fictional and original
- Students must use 1 prop and 1 line of dialogue provided to them*

*These will be provided by the film committee during scheduled visits to the respective High Schools. Students will pull randomly from a hat. If you miss this info session and would like to be assigned a prop and line of dialogue, please send your contact info to the scholarship committee using the “contact” form on this website.

Please submit your short film and application by midnight on Sunday, February 10th, 2019. Both the application and film must be submitted through the “Apply” section of Films must be submitted in MP4 format.

The finalists selected for interview will be notified by email by Monday, February 18th. The scholarship committee will interview finalists on Saturday, February 25th, 2018. Interviews are informal and generally short (15 minutes) and will be held at 805 Las Cimas Pkwy, Suite 320 Austin, Texas 78746.

Important Dates:

2.10.2019  Saturday - Films Due by Midnight
2.22.2019 Friday - Interviews
2.25.2019 - Announce winners
2.28.2019 - Final Screening at Violet Crown Theater