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One World Media Fellowship

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, our Fellows’ projects bring together integrity and creativity to present underreported stories that break down stereotypes and build cross-cultural connections.

OWM 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.

OWM 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.

What Do Fellows Receive?

  • £1,000 production grant
  • Executive Producer for your project
  • Career mentorship
  • Workshops and webinars by industry experts
  • Fair Reporting and Security Guidance
  • Introductions to commissioners
  • Network of like-minded Fellows and Alumni

Who Are OWM Looking For?

OWM are 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, our Fellows experiment and learn in a supportive environment.

In 2021, OWM will select 20 Fellows. OWM have 10 spaces for applicants based anywhere in the world, and 10 spaces reserved for applicants from across Africa.

What Projects Are OWM 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.

Read more here.

Deadline: Ongoing

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