FY 2021 Global Media Makers


Funding Opportunity ID:330431
Opportunity Number:SFOP0007508
Opportunity Title:FY 2021 Global Media Makers
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type:Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity:Other (see text field entitled “Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity” for clarification)
Category Explanation:Please see full announcement.
CFDA Number(s):19.415
Eligible Applicants:Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility:Please see full announcement.
Agency Code:DOS-ECA
Agency Name:Department of State
Bureau Of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Posted Date:Dec 17, 2020
Close Date:Mar 16, 2021
Last Updated Date:Dec 17, 2020
Award Ceiling:$1,300,000
Award Floor:$0
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Expected Number of Awards:1
Description:The Office of Citizen Exchanges of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA, or “Bureau”) announces an open competition for the FY 2021 Global Media Makers (GMM) program. U.S. public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3) may submit proposals to conduct an innovative professional development program for film, television, and online episodic content creators from participating countries to enhance their creative skills. This program, like other ECA film program models, seeks to elevate influential voices that are building resilient civil societies by using film, television, and online episodic content to address critical local issues including, but not limited to, freedom of expression, pluralism, tolerance, women’s and youth empowerment.GMM will connect approximately 12 to 18 mid-career film and television professionals ("Fellows”) from approximately six to eight countries with leading U.S. entertainment and media professionals (“Mentors”). These Mentors will facilitate behind-the-scenes access, bolster participants’ technical skills and creative content development, and build the foundations for lasting professional networks. This program will focus on in-development film, television, and online episodic content (“projects”) and match Fellows’ areas of interest with Mentor expertise. Fellows will travel to the U.S. for a four-to-six week residency, which will primarily take place in Los Angeles to work on projects with Mentors and receive state-of-the-art-training and industry access to support conceptual development of independent, authentic, and compelling content for distribution in their home countries. Following the residency, Mentors will travel to a select number of the Fellows’ home countries, when possible, for continued creative consultation and engagement. Both Mentors and Fellows will mutually benefit from the extended creative and professional development,which will promote critical thinking and dialogue, which will lead to greater creative and entrepreneurial connections. Additionally, GMM will support current Fellows and past alumni through professional development opportunities including, but not limited to, film festival support, micro grants, networking activities, technical and creative guidance.
Modification Comments:Finalizing Grants.gov posting.

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