MOTV nurtures emerging film talent by announcing £9,000 bursary

Subscription-based, video-on-demand service, (MOTV), has announced brand new funding for talented filmmakers around the world – ‘The MOTV Emerging Talent Film Bursary’.

As sponsor of the inaugural DNA Hunting Film Festival, which has been organised by Scotland-based Pace Brothers and will take place 5-8pm on Friday 11 May 2018 at the Yorkshire Events Centre, UK, the bursary is designed to encourage quality production of outdoor and hunting film content.

Open to both amateur and professional entrants, submitted films must be between five and 25 minutes in length and show how hunting is related to conservation and the sustainable, ethical harvest of food. On the night, trailers will be played to the sold-out audience of 100 industry professionals and the full-length films will be judged by panel of award-winning filmmakers.

The winning film producer will take home £5,000 and a trophy, second place ‘Highly Commended’ will collect £3,000 and the third place ‘Rising Star’ will be awarded £1,000. All bursaries must be used to fund film projects within the next 12 months and submitted to next year’s festival. Every producer that enters will receive a free subscription to MOTV for 12 months, worth £99.99, and all films entered will be available, together with a film of the awards evening, on

Byron Pace, founder of festival, commented that he hopes the MOTV bursary will encourage a new wave of people who want to share their journey on screen. “More than that, I hope it encourages organisations and business connected with the shooting industry, to embrace a more supportive role when it comes to portraying positive messages about hunting and hunters. This festival is invaluable not just for the film festival, but for the future of hunting.”

Jim Liberatore, Outdoor Sportsman Group, President and CEO, added: “We are passionate about this space and want to encourage new filmmaking talent. This bursary is a further demonstration of our commitment to outdoor video content around the world.”

All profits from ticket sales and money raised on the night will be donated to the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust for research into woodcock.

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About Outdoor Sportsman Group: Outdoor Sportsman Group is comprised of the world’s foremost media and entertainment brands for outdoor adventure enthusiasts. It includes three leading multichannel networks: Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network, as well as MOTV, the world’s leading outdoor television content platform. The Group also consists of a number of established publishing assets: 15 outdoor magazines including Guns & Ammo, Petersen’s Bowhunting and Florida Sportsman, and 19 top websites, including Additionally, Outdoor Sportsman Group includes television production operations, Winnercomm. For more information, visit #MyOutdoorTV

About MOTV: The global, subscription-based, video-on-demand service provides the best outdoor programming, lifestyle content and access to favourite Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network television shows and is the pre-eminent voice for all outdoor enthusiasts. MOTV – powered by the three networks – accomplishes this with an expansive acquired library of the best hunting, fishing and shooting programming in long and short form, recipes, tips and tricks, how-to instructional videos, as well as educational and exclusive content focusing on improving success in the field and waterways. Along with the three networks, content is available from Outdoor Sportsman Group’s established publishing arm that includes 15 outdoor magazines, such as: Guns & Ammo, Game & Fish, In-Fisherman, Florida Sportsman and Wheels Afield and 19 top websites, including: Exclusive episodes, as well as live event coverage and behind-the-scenes footage will be added in the future.