U.S. Department of State (DOS) - Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) - Office of Citizen Exchanges
03/16/21 11:59 PM, Washington, DC time
Cooperative agreement to USA nonprofit organizations for professional development activities for media producers. Applicants are advised that the required registrations can take up to four weeks to complete. Funding is intended for an innovative program for television, film, and online episodic content creators from participating countries to enhance their creative skills.
The Global Media Makers (GMM) program seeks to elevate creative voices, crucial to building strong civil societies, by utilizing film and television to amplify issues such as, but not limited to, freedom of expression, pluralism, tolerance, women’s and youth empowerment.
GMM will connect approximately 12 to 18 mid-career film and television professionals ("Fellows”) from approximately six to eight countries with leading U.S. entertainment and media professionals (“Mentors”). These Mentors will facilitate behind-the-scenes access, bolster participants’ technical skills and creative content development, and build the foundations for lasting professional networks. This program will focus on in-development film, television, and online episodic content (“projects”) and match Fellows’ areas of interest with Mentor expertise. Fellows will travel to the U.S. for a four-to-six week residency, which will primarily take place in Los Angeles to work on projects with Mentors and receive state-of-the-art-training and industry access to support conceptual development of independent, authentic, and compelling content for distribution in their home countries.
Following the residency, Mentors will travel to a select number of the Fellows’ home countries, when possible, for continued creative consultation and engagement. Both Mentors and Fellows will mutually benefit from the extended creative and professional development, which will promote critical thinking and dialogue, which will lead to greater creative and entrepreneurial connections. Additionally, GMM will support current Fellows and past alumni through professional development opportunities including, but not limited to, film festival support, micro grants, networking activities, technical and creative guidance.
For proposal planning purposes and GMM continuity, the program should primarily include participants from countries in the Middle East, North Africa, South and Central Asia, as well as Turkey. Participants from sub-Saharan Africa and other regions throughout the world are eligible to be considered in consultation with ECA. The Bureau also reserves the right to modify the target regions or to add or exclude countries from the program based on Department priorities and other considerations.
Residency information: https://eca.state.gov/files/bureau/gmm_fy21_-_nofo.pdf#page=3.
Allowable costs: https://eca.state.gov/files/bureau/gmm_fy21_-_nofo.pdf#page=22.
GrantWatch ID#: 193960
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