Call for Documentary Filmakers Worldwide – The Minority Rights Group International

Call for Documentary Filmakers Worldwide – The Minority Rights Group International

Deadline: July 21, 2014

The Minority Rights Group International (MRG) invites independent documentary filmmakers Worldwide to submit applications for a documentary film on minority women and HIV/AIDS in Vietnam.

The main purpose of the film is to bring attention to the plight of minority women in Vietnam and expose their true vulnerability to HIV in the country, particularly as it is difficult for them to access culturally appropriate health care.  The film aims to influence decision-makers in the EU, in Vietnam and international NGOs to target minority women in their healthcare and awareness programmes.

Remuneration

  • Approximately € 22,000 is available for the film.

Eligibility

  • At least one member of the team must have fluent English;
  • At least one member of the team must have fluent local minority language;
  • Experience of film making in Vietnam or a similar country in the region, including being aware of local and national bureaucratic hurdles to film-making;
  • Experience of film making in tough environments;
  • Experience of working with grass roots and non-governmental organisations;
  • High sensitivity to security concerns of both film crew and those appearing in the film;
  • A commitment to fully engage with the promotion and distribution of the film post-production.

Application process

  • Applicants are required to send the following;
  • An outline of their approach to the story, which should be around 500 – 800 words and include: any background they think might inform the story (three key points of what makes this newsworthy), and how the story might be filmed and framed in terms of narrative, style and approach.
  • Filmmaker’s CV.
  • A proposed budget for the project to include pre-production, production and post-production, which includes all costs (travel, per diem, translation, subtitling etc).
  • Three copies of a showreel on DVD and/or links to thier film work online, to be sent to: Emma Eastwood, Media Officer, Minority Rights Group International, 54 Commercial Street, London, E1 6LT or by email to [email protected]
  • The completed form, which can be downloaded here.

For more information, visit Call for Documentary Filmakers Worldwide.

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