Aspiring Documentary Filmmakers Invited to Apply for Scholarship With Chance To Be Screened on National Geographic Adventure Channel

Apply for a World Nomads’ scholarship and kick off a film career into the Ecuadorian jungle with documentary producer Trent O’Donnell. The resulting documentary will be reviewed by the National Geographic Adventure Channel for possible inclusion in its upcoming show schedule.

The Ecuadorian adventure to be documented is a special project in sustainable tourism with Gap Adventures, exploring the Amazonian jungle and home staying with the indigenous Quichua community. Pre and post trip lodging will be accommodated by

Application deadline is August 1, 2010. Learn more


Scholarship applicants must be 18 and older and hold a valid passport. The package includes round trip air from the winner’s home airport and all land and travel expenses. Applicants must also commit to being available to travel sometime during the last two weeks of September 2010. The final winner will be announced on or before Tuesday, August 17, 2010. 

The video will be shot under O’Donnell’s mentorship and together a product will be edited and submitted to World Nomads within two months of return.

Applicants must submit a 3-minute documentary in English for judging based on the theme “Local Encounters.” For details and online application form, click here



Ellen Barone has been creating words and images for travel and tourism since 1998. She co-founded and publishes the group travel blog and is currently at work on her first book "I Could Live Here".