**The 2018 deadline for this opportunity has passed or the internal application slot has been granted. Updated information will be posted when the next funding cycle opens.**


Dept of State Global Media Makers (GMM) Solicitation

Program Summary 

Applicants may submit proposals to conduct an innovative professional development program for film and television professionals from participating countries to enhance their creative impact. This program, like other Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) film program models, seeks to elevate influential voices that are building resilient civil societies by using film, television, and digital media to address critical local issues including, but not limited to, freedom of expression, human rights, pluralism, women’s empowerment, and tolerance. 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 film and television projects in development and match participants’ areas of interest with Mentor expertise. Fellows will travel to Los Angeles, California for a five-to-six week residency 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’ countries, when possible, for continued creative consultation and engagement.


Internal Competition Deadline: 11:59pm MST May 1, 2018

Sponsor Application Deadline: 10:00pm MST May 31, 2018

The internal competition deadline has passed without interest; email ltdsubs@colorado.edu if interested.

Internal Application Requirements (all in PDF format)

  • Up to 2-page project summary
  • Up to 2-page curriculum vitae
  • Up to 1-page budget overview: a basic budget outlining project costs is sufficient; detailed OCG budgets are not required.

To access the online application, visit: https://colorado.secure-platform.com/a/solicitations/home/4187


Organizations with less than four years of experience in conducting international exchanges are ineligible to apply.

Limited Submission Guidelines

Applicants may submit only one proposal under this competition.

Award Information and Duration

Award Amount: $1,000,000

Number of Awards: 1