World Nomads/Lonely Planet Travel Film Scholarship


World Nomads and Lonely Planet have announced a Video Documentary Scholarship, the next in the series of World Nomads Travel Scholarships, and is calling for applications.

The winner will travel to the Kiwanje Ndege Primary School, in the Laikipia region of Kenya as part of a World Expeditions community project travel trek and will be tutored by documentary producer Trent O’Donnell (see his video Positive Footprints in Nepal on Youtube). He/she will help refurbish a remote primary school and to film their own short documentary on the experience and also receive a travel video pack from Lonely Planet to shoot and edit their documentary, which will include a Sony HDR-HC5 video camera, professional mike, headphones, and Low Pro camera bag. the last few days will be spent on safari in the Samburu National Park.

The scholarship is open to film/video or communications students at recognised educational institutions, anywhere in the world. Applicants must be available to travel between September 9 and 16, 2007 and World Nomads will provide flights from the winner’s home city.

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The winner will shoot and edit a 5-20 minute video documentary in length on the theme of
community project travel and the impact it has on both the local community and the travellers that participate. It will be uploaded to the LonelyPlanet.tv website. The winner will also be required to keep and upload a daily diary and pictures to the World Nomads blog site.

For more info and the application requirements: www.worldnomads.com.