Mar 29, 2022
Donor: One World Media
Funding Size: $1,000
2022 One World Media Fellowship is now open for aspiring journalists and filmmakers who seek to make a career out of reporting on stories from the global south.
Working in film, print, audio or multimedia, the Fellows’ projects bring together integrity and creativity to present underreported stories that break down stereotypes and build cross-cultural connections.
One World Media guides filmmakers and journalists on a single project, and provide a supportive network of mentors and peers through the production and completion of their project.
One World Media seeks to champion diverse emerging talent, and particularly encourage 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.
£1,000 production grant
Executive Producer for your project
Workshops and webinars by industry experts
Fair Reporting and Security Guidance
Introductions to commissioners
Network of like-minded Fellows and Alumni
What Projects Are They Looking For?
Projects in pre-production that tell engaging stories from low- and middle-income countries across the global south
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. They 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.
Beyond this, they 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 global south, 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 global south 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.
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.
One World Media is 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 the global south. Looking for their first director role or solo investigation, the Fellows experiment and learn in a supportive environment.
In 2022, they will select 12 international Fellows.