Applications Open for One World Media Fellowship

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Gemma Bradshaw
Director of One World Media

One World Media, a non-profit organization that supports journalists and filmmakers globally to tell stories that inform and connect us all, has announced a call for applications for its fellowship, which is open to journalists and filmmakers interested in telling stories from or about the Global South.

The programme is open to everyone and they can enter nonfiction media across all platforms: film, print, audio, photojournalism and multimedia. It supports journalists and filmmakers globally to tell stories that inform and connect us all. It does not fund fiction or feature length projects.

The fellowship seeks to champion diverse emerging talent, and particularly encourages submissions from underrepresented groups (people of colour, ethnic groups, women, LGBTQ+, or people with disabilities) as well as from people from and based in the global south.

The programme aims to support journalists and media makers at the early stages of their careers. One World Media however expects a basic level of industry experience, as it does not provide any technical training, and expect Fellows to be able to deliver the piece of media they are proposing. It prioritises emerging and early career applicants, over established filmmakers and journalists who have directed or produced numerous pieces and already have access to a network of industry professionals in their field.

Projects should focus on stories, topics or issues in, about or related to low- and middle-income countries across the global south. This includes countries across Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, the Middle East, Russia or the Post-Soviet States.

The Fellowship seeks stories that highlight the voices of people living in the global south, particularly those that are not often heard. It invites original stories, told in engaging ways. One World encourages positive, empowering, and solutions-oriented pieces, considering the context and working in partnership with local people.

Fellows have one calendar year to complete their proposed media and deliver either a short film, a print article, an audio or a multimedia piece.

The fellowship will 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.

Twelve international fellows will be selected this year.

Fellows will receive a GBP1,000 (US$1,392) production grant, Executive Producer for their project, career mentorship, workshops and webinars by industry experts, Fair Reporting and Security Guidance, introductions to commissioners, and network of like-minded Fellows and Alumni.

Application for the One World Media Fellowship is free and closes on March 29, 2022. For further information, please go to: https://oneworldmedia.org.uk/fellowship/apply/ and to apply, please visit: https://oneworldmedia.awardsplatform.com/