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Make It Happen Monday

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

Video Consortium

The Video Consortium
May 22nd, 2023
Make It Happen Monday

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


Rolling Deadlines
  • Grant opportunity: for independent environmental journalists and filmmakers worldwide. The Pulitzer Center hones in on crisis reporting, under-reported stories and global issues.

  • Grant opportunity: The Rory Peck Trust assists with financial aid of freelance journalists and their families in times of crisis. In association with Google News Initiative, the grant offers assistance to freelancers whose livelihoods have been put at risk as a result of their craft. 📓

  • #GrantCall The IJnet Investigative Reporting Grants is offering journalists grants for projects to support investigative reporting and storytelling. Applications are here and they want to find you. 🔎

  • #Funding Calling all Pacific media organizations and journalists… This is the funding and technical support you have been waiting for! The Pacific Media Assistance Scheme is now accepting applicants so get to it. 👁️

Upcoming Deadlines

  • June 9: #DocumentaryFund Calling all documentary filmmakers! Xpedition's Doc Fund is back for its second year and they are looking to provide up to $100k per project in partnership and creative services to help filmmakers get their documentary across the finish line. Apply here.

  • June 27: #GrantCall The National Geographic Society is offering storytellers, scientists and researchers financial support to those who want to explore and document our world. This could be the exact break you have been waiting for, check it out here. 👣 🌎

  • 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. 🌐
  • July 1: #Prize The Center for Documentary Studies is offering an incredible $3000 prize for the BEST documentary photo essay that captures a critical issue or story. Think your winning shot is the best thing? 📸 Apply here.
  • August 16: #Funding and support available for Australian documentary filmmakers creating impactful and socially on point documentaries. This could be the funding that puts your project on the map, get your application in now. ⏳

  • September 1: #ClimateStory Do you have a compelling climate story? The second annual Bloomberg Green Docs competition is open to all eligible filmmakers who would like to compete to win a $25,000 grand prize for a short climate documentary. Enter now.
  • 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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