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BigRentz Film Studies Scholarship

BigRentz Film Scholarship

The BigRentz film studies scholarship was launched to support students who are pursuing a BA (Bachelor of Arts) or BFA (Bachelor of Fine Art) in creative disciplines including film studies, film production, cinematography, or a related field.


Whether it’s a boom lift to get the perfect overhead shot, or a light tower to brighten the set, BigRentz knows that in order to tell the perfect story, you need the right equipment. BigRentz is excited to support students pursuing a career that explores how people, ideas, and technology come together to visually tell stories that matter.

BigRentz will award $5,000 to help cover educational expenses for a student currently pursuing (or who is planning to pursue) a degree in film studies, film production, cinematography, or a related creative field. Below you will learn how to enter the contest as well as the scholarship rules.

About BigRentz:

BigRentz is a technology-enabling, equipment rental logistics company that uses a network of supplier relationships to find the best rental and transportation solutions for its customers. Since 2012, BigRentz has focused on pairing technology with construction rentals to build the nation’s largest equipment rental network that supports an easier and more efficient rental process.

How to Apply:

Please follow each of the following 3 steps to complete your application:

1. Essay Submission

Essay submissions must be 750-1500 words in length and include a title page with all of the following:

  • Your Name
  • Contact information (phone, email, mailing address)
  • The name, address, and contact details of your school
  • Your current grade level (e.g., Junior, Senior)
  • BA or BFA discipline that you are currently studying (or plan to study)

Essay Topic:

When you think of exceptional cinematography, which film comes to mind? Why is it your favorite example of excellence in the field? Explain your reasons, detailing at least one scene from the film as an example. Please explain how the cinematographic qualities (framing, shot-size, duration, movement, texture, color, sound) of this scene impact and support the telling of the story.

2. Student Questionnaire:

All scholarships applicants are required to complete the following survey to be eligible for the award.

Questionnaire answers will not be used for consideration when selecting a winner. These answers are strictly for our own research and all personal information will be kept confidential and separate from your application.

Please click here to begin the questionnaire

3. Completing Your Submission:

Once your essay is ready, please email the essay and title page in a PDF format to Please make your subject line “Film Scholarship Application for Firstname Lastname”. Please name your PDF file as “Lastname_Firstname_Film”.


All essays must be received by August 3, 2018 deadline by 11:59 PM EST. Essays received after this date will not be considered.

The winner will be announced on August 15th, 2018.


  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Currently be pursuing, or plan to pursue, a BA or BFA degree relating to film studies, film production, cinematography, or a similar field.
  • ou may be a senior in high school or an undergraduate student to be eligible.


  • Each student may write each essay topic once. Multiple entries for the same essay topic will be disregarded.
  • All essays must be unique. Plagiarism will result in immediate disqualification.
  • Employees of BigRentz and their immediate family are not eligible.
  • All entries belong to BigRentz. BigRentz will have the exclusive right to republish any winning submission along with the name of the author.
  • The winner is solely responsible for any federal, states, or local taxes.
  • All prizes are paid in USD.
  • The decision of BigRentz regarding the contest results and the winner is final.

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