Digital storytellers II – call for short film idea notes

Deadline: 30 September 2020
Open to: filmmakers, producers and distribution companies
Benefits: CHF 180,000

Description

The Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development invites interested parties to develop idea notes for producing research-based short films for feeding into debates related to the 2030 Agenda for a global sustainable development.

During the first phase of the Digital Storytellers (DST) project, 22 video-clips were produced capturing contributions to the 2030 Agenda in partner countries. All video-clips were produced based on footage collected by researchers during their fieldwork with the support of a professional filmmaker (see links to video-clips on www.k4d.ch and the DST project page of the first phase) .

The second phase of the Digital Storytellers has the objective to produce short films that convey clear key messages in view of research contributions to the 2030 Agenda and address specific target audiences, i.e. following clearly identified dissemination opportunities (see link to Call document with all relevant information). These short films should benefit from the footage collected during the first phase of the DST project as well as other film material produced in the r4d programme.

Eligibility

Open to experienced filmmakers, producers and distribution companies. Applicants must be interested in developing idea notes for producing research-based short films for feeding into debates related to the 2030 Agenda for a global sustainable development.

Benefits

The available budget for the second phase of the Digital Storytellers project is CHF 180,000 and should enable the production of more than one short film by different filmmakers.

How to Apply?

Questions related to the submission and evaluation procedures can be sent by email to r4d@snf.ch until 31 August 2020. The idea notes have to be submitted electronically, using the template provided in the Call document, by 30 September 2020, 12.00h CET, to r4d@snf.ch.

Timeline:

  • 30 September 2020: Deadline for submitting idea notes
  • 27 October 2020: Selection of idea notes and invitation for full proposals
  • 30 November 2020: Deadline for submitting full proposals;
  • 8 – 10 December 2020: Interviews with applicants;
  • 11 December 2020: Selection of proposals
  • January 2021: Contracting and start of mandates

For more information and how to apply please visit the official link.

Read more: http://www.mladiinfo.eu/2020/08/04/digital-storytellers-ii-call-short-film-idea-notes/#ixzz6UEvWcXoX

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