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[CLOSED] Funding opportunity for digital rights films: One week to go before the deadline

Tech Tales: Films about digital rights in the Asia-Pacific

EngageMedia continues to accept applications to produce short films on digital rights issues in the Asia-Pacific. There is only one week left to apply, with the deadline on 20 January 2021, 23:59 Bangkok time (UTC+7).

The selected proposals will each receive between USD 3,000 and 5,000 towards the production of the film. The films will be included in the Tech Tales film collection, set to be released by July 2021.

We welcome film proposals not only from filmmakers by trade, but also from storytellers, communicators, and human rights advocates from the Asia-Pacific. There is no strict criteria for the kinds of narratives we are looking to include in our Tech Tales film collection, but each film must tell a story that highlights an intersection of digital contexts with human rights, revealing how online and offline technologies impact people’s lives — for better or for worse.

We’ve also updated our project page to include frequently asked questions we’ve received over the course of the application period. Among the questions we’ve answered are:

  • What kinds of digital rights issues am I expected to work on for the proposed film?
  • What are the distribution rights of the chosen films?
  • How will the grant be disbursed?
  • Can applicants propose more than one film?

If your specific question has not been answered, feel free to reach out to us via our contact page.