Getty Images and iStock announce US $20,000 in grants in their latest Creative Bursary

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Leading visual communications company Getty Images has announced that they are now accepting applications for their latest Creative Bursary, ‘One-Minute Films: Resiliency’. The new bursary has been launched in partnership with Getty Image’s subsidiary, iStock.

Part of Getty’s wider grants program, the Creative Bursary will see 10 grants, making up a total sum of US $20,000, awarded to emerging videographers and filmmakers from around the world.

As part of the Creative Bursary, creatives have been challenged to make a 60-second video that is centred on the theme ‘Creative Resiliency’ and that is entirely made up of footage from the iStock video library.

“Resources—financial and otherwise—are at a premium, and creatives worldwide have been challenged to create while faced with unprecedented challenges, not to mention constraints related to COVID-19, quarantine realities and social distancing requirements,” said Guy Merrill, Global Head of Art at Getty Images.

“And yet, the challenge to create content which is all at once moving, ground-breaking and inspired, remains—the challenge to tap into one’s power of creative resiliency and create for the benefit of others everywhere."

As preliminary round, grant applicants will need to submit a storyboard sketch of their proposed one-minute film along with a short essay describing their intent and inspiration by May 3, 2021. 

From this pool of applicants, ten semi-finalists will be selected to move on to the next round of the application process. These semi-finalists will then be required to complete and submit their short film by May 21, 2021. 

Semi-finalists will take home a one-year iStock Premium subscription as well as cash prizes; first place will receive $7,000, second place will receive $5,000; and eight runners-up will receive $1,000 each.

Awards will be announced on June 1, 2021. To find out more details about the grants, you can visit the website here. 

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