The video essay is a key element of the selection process and should showcase the best of your creative and technical abilities. We advise all applicants to produce a new video essay specifically for the TVF grant application and to address TVF directly. Please do not simply submit a link to a general trailer or promo video for your project. Additionally, please ensure that you give yourself enough time to produce a video that demonstrates what you are truly capable of. Do your best to let your personality shine through and to communicate why your story needs to be told. Previous successfully-funded projects have communicated a strong understanding of TVF’s core values and what makes their project special.