Deadline: rolling until January 2012
Open to: independent documentary filmmakers from around the world
Award: grant of $4,000 to produce six to eight minutes of footage
The Economist Film Project is an initiative by The Economist, in partnership with PBS NewsHour, to showcase the work of independent documentary filmmakers from around the world. Selected films and the topics they explore will be the subject of news segments airing regularly on PBS NewsHour beginning in March 2011 and continuing through 2011 and into 2012.
The Economist Film Project seeks compelling, thought-provoking, fact-based stories that give a broader context and explanation to the topic the film is exploring. Each film should have a point of view that inspires debate but clearly defines the nature and source of its argument. Films should have a complete, clear narrative arc with elements suited to attract a global audience.
Topics and themes to be considered can include: economics, the environment, society, health care, human rights, immigration, the arts, science & technology, war, religion, politics, government, media, justice, cultural shifts, etc.