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Make It Happen Monday

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

Video Consortium

The Video Consortium March 19th, 2023
Make It Happen Monday

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

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Rolling Deadlines
  • #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. 🌎 Deadline: Ongoing

  • #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 underreported issues. Apply here. 🔦 📈 Deadline: Ongoing

  • 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. 🐤 Deadline: Ongoing

Upcoming Deadlines
  • March 22: #Fellowship One World Media is looking for emerging journalists and filmmakers to support on a single project, and provide a network of mentors and peers through the production and completion of their project. This project is open to applicants worldwide ↘️

  • March 26: #Journalism #Training CIFAR is supporting mid-career journalists with a five day intensive comprehensive training in investigative journalism. Open to journalists from East Africa, Southern Africa and Europe. Participants will also get a chance to pitch for funding! You’ve got 3 days left to apply! ⚠

  • March 31: #Grant The Jewish Film Institute has distributed more than $250,000 in grants to 19 projects since 2020. Now they’re offering completion grants to filmmakers who are telling stories about Jewish life. ✡️ Check it out here

  • Mar. 31st, 2023 (17:00 SAST): #Bursary Students beginning their postgraduate studies in Film and television in South Africa have until the end of March to apply for the NFVF International Bursary. 🧑🏿‍🎓

  • March 31: #challenge If you’re participating in the MusicBed Challenge 🎼🛏️ , then you only have a few more days to submit your Narrative, Spec ad. or Documentary. Winners will receive $100k in grants and gear!

  • March 31: #Grant The Roy W. Dean Spring Grant Applications are open for documentary filmmakers. They fund independent feature films, documentaries, web series, and short films with budgets of $500,000 or less that are unique and make a contribution to society that, without its help, might otherwise never get made. 🌱 Apply here.

  • March 31: #Scholarship The Deutsche Welle Akademie is offering scholarships for Journalists doing their Masters Degree in Germany. 📜

  • March 31: #FilmFund The Hulu/Firelight Kindling Fund will resource three filmmakers with a $25,000 award to develop an original, non-fiction documentary feature film or limited series for a first look by Firelight Films and the Hulu streaming service. The Fund is open to filmmakers who are alumni of Firelight Media artist programs.

  • March 31: #Showcase Kickstarter's Long Story Short! Kickstarter is inviting emerging and established filmmakers, film students, and other enthusiastic cinephiles to start thinking now about what they want to launch into the world for the Long Story Short showcase, Kickstarter’s annual celebration of short films. Winners will join an amazing cohort of filmmakers. 🦵🏼 🏁

  • April 4: #Grant The IDA Enterprise Documentary Fund provides production funds to feature-length documentary films taking on in-depth explorations of original, telling contemporary-relevant stories, and integrating journalistic practice into the filmmaking process.

  • April 4: #ArabDocFund The AFAC Documentary Program supports creative documentary films in the Arab region. The program welcomes submissions of short and medium-length documentaries in production and post-production, and feature documentary film projects that are in development, production or post-production phases.

  • April 4: #Programme Diverse Voices in Docs is a professional development and mentorship program for documentary filmmakers of color, organized by Kartemquin Films and the Community Film Workshop of Chicago. The program hones skills as filmmakers develop projects, sharing experiences and expertise over the course of nine monthly workshops. Fellows become eligible for grant funds upon graduation.

  • April 6 (11pm GMT): #Pitch Sunny side of the doc 2023 🌞 is looking for YOUR projects. Submit your project plan and stand a chance to join in on their pitching session for the most impactful markets for documentary and digital storytelling in La Rochelle, France on 19-22 June 2023!
  • April 7: #Programme Rough Cut Lab Africa is looking for 9 projects to offer targeted finishing support over two weeks. This is a virtual programme running from May to June, and it welcomes documentary filmmakers, producers and editors working on rough cuts. ✂️ Apply now!

  • April 21: #Retreat Are you a filmmaker who’d like to join a Rough Cut Retreat, taking place this July at Shire in the Woods in McGrath, Minnesota? Submit your application today and earn a spot with filmmakers from five other feature film projects! 🏡⛱️

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

The Video Consortium, by and for documentary filmmakers and visual journalists, is rapidly expanding across the globe. Follow along on social, sign up for our newsletter, attend upcoming events — events are FREE for VC Gold members! — and find collaborators near you. Meanwhile, drop the team a line if you're interested in bringing VC to your own community or if you have ideas for new workshops, initiatives, or the like.
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