One World Media Fellowship is aimed at 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, Fellows’ projects bring together integrity and creativity to present underreported stories that break down stereotypes and build cross-cultural connections.
They 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.
They seek 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.
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, our Fellows experiment and learn in a supportive environment. In 2023, they will select 10 international Fellows.
Their Fellowship programme is a springboard for new talent covering stories globally with creativity and integrity. Selected fellows receive a £1000 production grant, one-to-one mentoring and a year-round programme of industry workshops and webinars, while they produce a non-fiction piece of media. They support journalists and filmmakers globally to tell stories that inform and connect us all.
They are 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. 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.
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.
Please Note: Their new free online course provides an excellent foundation for applying to the One World Media Fellowship by helping you develop your story idea, prepare your proposal, and get acquainted with successful pieces of reporting in the field.
They strongly encourage anyone applying to the Fellowship to complete the course, and upload your certificate to your application.
- £1,000 production grant
- Executive Producer for the applicant’s project
- Career mentorship
- Workshops and webinars by industry experts
- Fair Reporting and Security Guidance
- Introductions to commissioners
- Network of like-minded Fellows and Alumni
- The applications are open to anyone from around the world, as long as the proposed story is about or from the global south.
Eligible Regions: Open for All
- Applicants should apply by filling in an online form, uploading necessary documents and providing a reference letter.
- One may submit more than one proposal, but a separate online application is required for each.
Application Deadline: March 22, 2023Application ClosedOfficial link