1 July 2004
Within the framework of UNESCO’s CCT Project “Harnessing ICTs for the audiovisual industry and public service broadcasting in developing countries”, UNESCO is launching a call on television and film professionals to submit their production proposals for a series of production grants.International Project
ICT-enhanced public service broadcasting: Contributing to the development of human rights, peace, tolerance and the fight against discrimination
Terms of Reference for Television Production Grants
National broadcasters in developing countries and new democracies are often confronted with daily survival routines that prevent them from fulfilling their public service mandates. This project aims at putting ICTs to the use of programme development on major societal and development issues such as human rights, peace, tolerance and the fight against discrimination by providing PS broadcasters in developing countries with training, production and distribution opportunities in these areas.
Within the framework of UNESCO’s CCT Project “Harnessing ICTs for the audiovisual industry and public service broadcasting in developing countries” (VI.2.5.2), UNESCO is launching a call on television and film professionals to submit their production proposals for a series of production grants.
Objective: UNESCO wishes to produce and distribute a series of audio-visual productions 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:
1. Human Rights;
4. Fight against discrimination;
5. Millennium Development Goals, particularly poverty-alleviation and gender equality and women empowerment;
6. Freedom of Expression;
7. Intercultural communication.
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 filmmakers 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: Film or digital video. Any length.
Regions: proposals from developing countries are strongly encouraged.
Interested producers/directors/filmmakers should submit:
1. A complete script;
2. A production project, including background, vision, production team members and their CVs, time framework, budget breakdown.
3. Examples of past work on VHS;
Amount of grants:
Grants will not exceed US$15,000. If travel is required for the development of the project (e.g. preparatory workshop with selected producers), this will be covered separately.
UNESCO will issue a contract with each selected producer.
The deadline for submission is 15 September 2004.
UNESCO will request the unlimited non-exclusive rights of the productions and will disseminate them to media and schools worldwide. It is the responsibility of the selected producers to clear all neighbouring rights related to the productions.
Production proposals shall be sent to:
Communication Development Division
(Attn. Ms Rosa M. Gonzalez)
1, rue Miollis
75015 Paris, France
UNESCO Programme for Creative Contents
Permanent link: http://en.unesco.kz/unesco-television-production-grants