2020 One World Media Fellowship (£1000 Grants)

One World Media Fellowship 2020
One World Media Fellowship is aimed at aspiring journalists and filmmakers, who seek to make a career out of reporting the global south, raising awareness about the developing world and breaking down prejudices.
Working in film, print, audio or multimedia, our Fellows’ projects bring together integrity and creativity to present underreported stories that break down stereotypes and build cross-cultural connections. We guide filmmakers and journalists on a single project, and provide a supportive network of mentors and peers through the production and completion of their project. We seek to champion diverse emerging talent, and particularly encourage submissions from BAME applicants as well as from people from and based in developing countries.
For those based in the UK, we highly recommend that you attend a One World Media workshop on international reporting before applying for the OWM Fellowship.

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What are the benefits?

  • Year-long, remote programme of support
  • £1000 production grant
  • Executive producer for your project
  • One-to-one career mentorship
  • Fair Reporting and Security Guidance
  • Industry workshops + webinars
  • Network of like-minded Fellowship alumni

Who Are We Looking For?

We are open to applications from all around the world.

One World Media Fellows are aspiring filmmakers and journalists ready to take the next leap in their career reporting from developing countries. Looking for their first director role or solo investigation, our Fellows experiment and learn in a supportive environment.

In 2020, we will select 20 Fellows. We have 10 spaces for applicants based anywhere in the world, and 10 spaces reserved for applicants from across Africa.

What Projects Are We Looking For?

  • Projects in pre-production to tell engaging stories from the developing world
  • Non-fiction media across all platforms: film, print, audio, photojournalism, and multimedia
  • Proposals where majority of the budget is in place or achievable in a short time-frame
  • Projects that can be delivered within a year – for films this is under 30 mins
  • Stories that are strong enough to be published or broadcast in established media outlets. We are looking for genuine journalism or documentary and will fund media that could ultimately appear in existing newspapers, magazines, radio, TV channels, professional news websites and online platforms, etc.

To get more, join Diplomacy Opportunities Facebook Group, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram

Beyond this, we are particularly interested in proposals that:

  • Seek to tell original stories in a way that will engage the intended audience
  • Highlight the voices of people living in the developing world, particularly voices that are not often heard
  • Have established contacts and contributors who have confirmed their willingness to take part
  • Have considered ethical issues and safety
  • Do not simply cover negative aspects of the developing world without considering the context in which they exist
  • Demonstrate an understanding of accountability and fair practice in news gathering and reporting
  • Show a willingness to work with local people in equal partnership in co-production on a story.

*** We do not fund fiction or feature length projects.

To Apply

Click here to apply

KEY DATES

  • Open for entries: Thursday, 20 February 2020
  • Entry deadline: Thursday, 2 April 2020 (11:59PM)
  • Fellows announced: Late May 2020

To get more, join Diplomacy Opportunities Facebook Group, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram

Read more on One World Media Fellowship website

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