Why Film Matters to You
ELIGIBILITY Granted to High School Seniors graduating in Spring 2017 from a
ESSAY APPLICATION Click here to download
DEADLINE Friday, May 19, 2017
ESSAY DETAILS In 500 - 750 words, please discuss a film released in 2016 or 2017 that you believe has relevance. It may be a feature film or documentary, American or foreign. Please do not re-tell the story. The content of your response is more important than the length. Please include:
JUDGING The essays will each be read by at least two judges from a panel of professional journalists and published authors. The top finalists will be read by an additional pair of judges who will select the winners.
SPONSOR The Avon Scholarship Essay Contest is sponsored by the Avon Film Education Initiative, which promotes film literacy by supporting teacher and student attendance at the Avon and by granting scholarships to high school seniors. Through its diverse offerings of independent, foreign, documentary and historical films, the Avon is committed to instilling a life-long appreciation of the art and significance of film.
QUESTIONS? Contact Louisa Greene, Avon Director of Development & Marketing
Awards Ceremony · Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at the Avon Theatre
6:30PM Reception | 7:20PM Scholarship Awards Ceremony | 7:30PM Screening