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FY2024 Global Media Makers

ID: SFOP0010291 • Type: Posted

Description

The Office of Citizen Exchanges of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces an open competition for the FY2024 Global Media Makers (GMM) program. U.S. public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3) may submit proposals to conduct a professional development program for film and television content creators from participating countries to enhance their skills and to support local creative economies. This program, like other ECA film program models, seeks to elevate influential voices that are building resilient civil societies by using film and television content to address critical local issues including, but not limited to, the climate crisis, democratic governance, freedom of expression, pluralism, tolerance, women's and youth empowerment.

The FY 2024 GMM program will connect up to 50 mid-career film and television professionals ("Fellows ) with professionals ( Mentors ) from the U.S. entertainment industry who will facilitate behind-the-scenes access, bolster Fellows' technical skills and creative content development, and build the foundations for lasting professional networks. Fellows will travel to the United States for a four-to-six-week residency, which will take place primarily in Los Angeles (L.A.), to work on projects with a team of mentors to receive state-of-the-art-training and industry access to support conceptual development of independent, authentic, and compelling content for distribution in the Fellows' home countries. Please see the full announcement for additional information.

Background
The Office of Citizen Exchanges of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) is announcing an open competition for the FY2024 Global Media Makers (GMM) program. The program aims to conduct a professional development program for film and television content creators from participating countries to enhance their skills and support local creative economies. The program seeks to elevate influential voices that are building resilient civil societies by using film and television content to address critical local issues including, but not limited to, the climate crisis, democratic governance, freedom of expression, pluralism, tolerance, women’s and youth empowerment.

Grant Details
The FY 2024 GMM program will connect up to 50 mid-career film and television professionals with professionals from the U.S. entertainment industry who will facilitate behind-the-scenes access, bolster Fellows’ technical skills and creative content development, and build the foundations for lasting professional networks. Fellows will travel to the United States for a four-to-six-week residency in Los Angeles (L.A.) to work on projects with a team of mentors to receive state-of-the-art-training and industry access to support conceptual development of independent, authentic, and compelling content for distribution in the Fellows’ home countries.
The program will refine storytelling techniques, establish professional networks, expand business skills by offering training in development, financing, distribution, and promotion. The program will provide substantial creative, technical, and business insight for Fellows and includes ongoing counsel and support by Mentors after Fellows return to their home countries.

Eligibility Requirements
U.S. public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3) are eligible to submit proposals for this grant opportunity.

Period of Performance
The period of performance is from September 1, 2024, to December 21, 2026.

Grant Value
$1,550,000 is the approximate total funding available for this grant opportunity. Only one award is anticipated with an approximate average award amount of $1,550,000.

Place of Performance
The primary location for the program activities will be Los Angeles (L.A.), with possible activities taking place in other areas of the United States with a significant film and television industry presence.

Overview

Category of Funding
Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification)
Funding Instruments
Cooperative Agreement
Grant Category
Discretionary
Cost Sharing / Matching Requirement
False
Source
On 3/6/24 the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs posted grant opportunity SFOP0010291 for FY2024 Global Media Makers. The grant will be issued under grant program 19.415 Professional and Cultural Exchange Programs - Citizen Exchanges. It is expected that one grant will be made worth between $1.6 million and $1.6 million.

Timing

Posted Date
March 6, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EST
Closing Date
May 6, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT Due in 12 Days
Last Updated
March 6, 2024, 11:34 a.m. EST
Version
2
Archive Date
June 5, 2024

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants
Private institutions of higher education
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Additional Info
Please see full announcement.

Award Sizing

Ceiling
$1,550,000
Floor
$1,550,000
Estimated Program Funding
Not Provided
Estimated Number of Grants
1

Contacts

Contact
Bureau Of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Contact Email
Contact Phone
(202) 890-9795
Additional Information
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Organizational Funding Opportunities

Documents

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