Fusion is teaming with the National Hispanic Foundation of the Arts to launch a film scholarship challenge for young multicultural filmmakers and digital journalists. Winners will receive scholarship funding to produce their films (short documentary and fiction film) which will be featured and distributed across Fusion’s various television, digital, and OTT platforms.

“We are committed to unleashing the curiosity and creativity that can be found in so many young, multicultural filmmakers. I am thrilled that by partnering with the NHFA, Fusion can provide both the opportunities and the platforms to showcase their work,” said Fusion CEO Isaac Lee. Lee also serves as Chief News and Digital Officer for Univision.

NHFA and Fusion will begin accepting entries on January 11, 2016; entrants must submit written pitches by February 19. Entries will be judged on originality, creativity, quality, and feasibility of production. Winners will be selected by a panel of NHFA and FUSION representatives including NHFA alumni. Details and rules will be available at http://www.hispanicarts.org/.