Film Awards + Scholarships

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Koerner Camera Systems Scholarship

Annually the School of Film awards two scholarships of $5,000 each to Film majors with an interest in cinematography. One award takes financial need into consideration. This scholarship is made possible by the generous support of Koerner Camera Systems.


Andries Deinum Prize for Visionaries and Provocateurs


The Andries Deinum Prize for Visionaries and Provocateurs will be awarded annually to recognize and celebrate the exceptional creative potential of an undergraduate or graduate student (or students in collaboration) enrolled in PSU College of the Arts. The 2020 prize amount is $10,000. 

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2021 Spring Showcase

The School of Film hosts an annual curated showcase of the best in production and writing. Prizes are awarded for best essays and films in various categories. 

Essay Contest

The School of Film annually awards prizes for best essay written during the academic year.

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Apply for all scholarships, including the Koerner Camera Film Scholarship, through the university's scholarship portal.