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April 2023: Upcoming workshops, fellowships and opportunities from around the 🌎.

Video Consortium

The Video Consortium
April 24th, 2023
Make It Happen Monday

A curated a list of journalism and documentary filmmaking opportunities just for you.

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Rolling Deadline
  • #Grant The Pulitzer Center invites filmmakers and journalists from around the globe to apply for its International Reporting Grants targeted at in-depth, high-impact reporting. 🌎

  • #Grant Data journalists, this could be your big break! The Pulitzer Center on crisis reporting is offering grants for projects that place a spotlight on under-reported issues. Apply here. 🔦 📈

  • #Fellowship Are you interested in learning about video production as a profession? Bridges Fellows will receive an immersive 12-week training in workplace literacy, career readiness, and communication skills while gaining experience in video pre-production, production, and post-production. 🐤


Upcoming Deadlines
  • April 25: #Grant Environmental journalists, you have one day left to submit a proposal for a report that exposes unsustainable practices in the Mediterranean Sea. The Earth Journalism Network wants to hear issues about the deep sea, illegal fishing and biodiversity loss amongst other things. 🐟🔎

  • April 27: #Pitch The Hollywood Climate Summit Pitchfest for Film and TV is looking for climate-related production ideas! And there’s only three days left to apply. SO, what do you have for ‘em? 🗨️🧍

  • April 28: #Grant The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) is offering financial support to South African filmmakers of all levels for their audiovisual productions or training costs. 📺🇿🇦 Check it out here.

  • April 29: #Grant Apply for the Roy W. Dean short film grant. Submit your cover letter, proposal, social media plan, crew information, cost estimates and sample work before the deadline closes! 🫱

  • April 30: #Mentorship The Prince Claus Fund and Goethe Institut are looking for professionals who are using cultural and artistic responses to environmental change. 👐🌍 If that’s you, then apply to their open call - because they want to offer €10.000, intensive lab training and opportunities for collaboration and guided mentorship.

  • May 1: #Award Educators and news media organizations (outlets and NGOs) are eligible to be nominated for the News/Media Literacy Award. This award honors front-line teachers in press, and winners will receive programmatic funding 🧑🏻‍🏫.

  • May 2: #Funding The Short Film Fund is still open! Emerging filmmakers and screenwriters looking to get their projects funded and produced can apply here. Not only will you get that cash dollar, you’ll also get mentorship from industry experts and more! 💰🫡 ​​

  • May 5: #Lab The Film Independent is hosting a production lab in the first two weeks of October, and you could be a part of it 😉🥼 Apply for the virtual workshop asap!

  • May 10: #Funding Here’s a media professionalization assistance program, with programmatic funding, available for Montenegrin journalists. The program is covering themes of media literacy, investigative journalism and freedom of expression. 🕵️

  • May 15: #Funding The 2023 Asian Network of Documentary (AND) Fund is open for submissions for Korean and Asian films. Check it now! 🌏

  • June 30: #Funding This is a big one, so you better start early. DRL Investigative Journalism in Europe is offering $1,500,000 to organizational projects that support regional investigative journalism in Europe, Eurasia, and Central Asia. 🌐

  • October 17 (for the Spring Semester): #Journalists Want to start early planning for your studies next year? The Kamal Adham Fellowship is partially covering tuition costs, particularly for Egyptian grads, who want to pursue a Masters in Television and Digital Journalism at the American University in Cairo. Is that you? Apply! 🇪🇬

✌️ Have an exciting opportunity to share? Send an email or submit here.

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