The PFF Scholarship is a system that began in 1984 and is responsible for the "nurturing" part of that PFF theme. Because of its name, it is often misunderstood as being literally a scholarship, but it is actually something different.
It is a total production system with the purpose of the "nurturing of new filmmaking talent" through the encouragement of feature-length film production.
One of the PFF award-winning filmmakers and PFF takes ample time to experience the process of filmmaking from the planning stages and one film is produced over the course of a year to the completed work's release in theaters.
Currently, one filmmaker "who possesses the best future potential" is selected from among that year's PFF Award winners.
23 Scholarship films have been produced to date.