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Multimedia Fund - rolling deadline


Multimedia Fund
is a person specific initiative
Before completing an application form potential applicants should contact WorldView via email to arrange a phone call to discuss their proposal. Email address below.


The Multi Media Fund grant provides an opportunity for established media producers /multi-media journalists, to spend up to three months researching stories and programme/content ideas in the developing world. Applicants may find new stories while ‘in field’ but are expected to have already identified multiple story ideas that would be of interest to a diverse range of UK media outlets, prior to contacting WorldView.

Deadline for Proposals

The Multi Media Fund is a ‘rolling’ fund with no deadlines or closing dates for applications. WorldView will award a limited number of MMF grants each year.

Terms and applications

Sufficient funds will be awarded to ‘make the project happen’ but grantees will not be provided with an income at commercial rates during their grant period. Funds may be available to cover ongoing accommodation expenses rental/mortgage payments at base) while the awardee is travelling.

Applicants should prepare at least one ‘core’ idea suitable for development and submission to UK broadcast commissioners/editors prior to contacting WorldView. Applicants are expected to demonstrate significant research into the area they are proposing to visit and must also indicate a range of potential story ideas suitable for multi –media outlets in the UK, e.g. local newspaper coverage, on-line, magazine features etc. Where possible, grantees will be expected to network with broadcast professionals in the countries they are visiting.

The amount to be awarded is of variable value, depending on the destination and duration of stay, but is offered up to a maximum value of £10,000.
Final applications should be supported by letters/emails of interest from a number of UK media outlets.

Accountability and monitoring

All grantees will be contracted and deliverables will be set including a requirement to provide copies of all broadcast material, a series of stills, a written report and full cost report. Grantees will also be contracted to keep WorldView informed of ALL TELELVISION/MEDIA OUTPUTS resulting from the grant funding. All rights will however remain with the grantee.

by teru kuwayama at 2012-08-03 04:37:34 UTC | Bookmark | | Report spam→


New Genres Fund
is an ideas specific initiative
The New Genres Fund supports the development of original, distinct and groundbreaking storytelling, from both emerging and established filmmakers; connecting and developing audiences both in the UK and the wider world. Projects should reside in the fiction or drama-doc sphere and/or have an innovative multi-platform element.

Working with leading and emerging talent from around the world, the New Genres Fund will help to reflect and develop issues of the wider- world that connect new audiences, both in broadcast media and multiplatform, on an international scale. Grants of up to £20,000 are available for research, development and pilots.

Selection Criteria

Evidence of director/ producer track record
Filmmakers must have underlying rights secured or evidence they are in the process of securing
Proposals will be assessed on strength and vision of storytelling, along with a clear strategic proposal for realizing this
Filmmakers must also be able to demonstrate interest/support from leading UK and international broadcasters or wider industry support to be eligible for the fund
Projects must be 60-90 mins duration for TV and Theatrical broadcasters

Please use the application and budget template provided (See the link on the right).
Email any enquiries to New Genres Enquiry at worldviewsubmissions@cba.org.uk

by teru kuwayama | 03 Aug 2012 04:08 | New York City, United States | | Report spam→

Project Development Fund
is an ideas specific initiative
Deadline for Proposals

The new round of funding for the Project Development Fund is now open. The deadline for applications is the 26th September 2012. Please check our website and our Facebook and Twitter pages for up-to-date news and more details of the exact closing date.


Currently only established programme makers/media producers/production companies may apply. Individual producers are not excluded from applying to the Fund, but are encouraged to approach established production companies to umbrella their projects. Preference will be given to projects that aim to extend audience reach. Projects should aim to promote better understanding of the developing world and highlight the challenges and importance for both developed and developing countries of reducing poverty.

Selection criteria

Applications will be assessed on the basis of the following selection criteria:

Suitability of subject matter in improving understanding of developing countries (as demonstrated by the treatment submitted as part of the application process).
Broadcast potential (as demonstrated by a letter/email of interest from a UK mainstream broadcaster/ commissioner/publisher)
Originality and innovation in approaching the subject matter
Track record of the producer / director / production company (as demonstrated by CV’s)

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