UNESCO launches call for video podcast proposals
Within the framework of its project ?Harnessing ICTs for the audiovisual industry and public service broadcasting in developing countries?, UNESCO is launching a call for submissions of video podcast proposals for a series of production grants.
This project aims at putting ICTs, particularly brand new formats, to the use of content development on major societal and development issues such as human rights, peace, tolerance and the fight against discrimination by providing developing countries with training, production and distribution opportunities in these areas.
UNESCO wishes to produce and distribute a series of video podcasts targeted to all publics, but particularly attractive for young adults (20-35), aimed at increasing understanding of the development and societal issues identified as priority fields by UNESCO, namely:
UNESCO is not interested in approaching these issues from an institutional point of view, but rather through a critical analysis of sub-regional/regional situations that can provide audiences with a fresh perspective on development issues as well as with a reflection on alternatives, at individual and community levels, to current state of affairs.
Development topics have traditionally been approached through conventional forms of audiovisual language. UNESCO does not wish to reproduce conventional approaches on these sometimes over-exposed issues but rather provide talented people with an opportunity to explore new, challenging and creative ways of encouraging reflection and debate on development issues through new uses of audio-visual language.
Criteria for selection
Target: All publics, but particularly young adults (20-35). UNESCO is interested in local approaches to global issues and will favour proposals that are addressed/accessible to a wide range of peoples and cultures in the world (universality through locality).
Format: Digital video. Maximum length: 3 minutes. 1-2 minutes preferable.
Regions: proposals from developing countries are strongly encouraged.
Interested producers/directors/filmmakers should submit:
Amount of grants:
Grants will not exceed US$3,000 and depending on duration can be less.
UNESCO will issue a contract with each selected producer.
UNESCO will request the unlimited, non-exclusive rights of podcasts and will disseminate them electronically worldwide. It is the responsibility of the selected producers to clear all neighbouring rights related to the productions.
Proposals shall be sent:
Communication Development Division
1, rue Miollis
75015 Paris, France
Young People's Media Network - Coordinator
c/o ECMC (European Centre for Media Competence)
Bergstr. 8 / 11th floor
D-45770 Marl - Germany
Mobile: +49 176 23107083
Mailing list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/youthful-media