TWN Grants, Workshops and More!

25 01 2013

The 2013 TWN Production Workshop

Starting its 36th year, the TWN Production Workshop continues its long tradition of providing a unique “hands-on” training program that teaches practical skills and resources for emerging filmmakers. This intensive 4-month program supports and trains people from communities who have historically had limited economic resources and access to mainstream educational institutions or traditional training programs.  The selection to the Production Workshop is limited to 9 participants. An initial written application is required and a second round of applicants is selected for interviews. The cost of the workshop is $650. For further information, go to our workshop page  where you can also download an application, or email

Application deadline: February 1st 

Workshop starts: Wednesday, March 6th 

more info 

download application 


| Film/Video Grants, Internships and More 


TWN Seeks Graphic Design & Final Cut Pro Interns
If you have graphic design or Final Cut Pro experience, live in New York City and need to add more credits to your resume, please apply to our internship program at Third World Newsreel. Send a cover letter and resume to and


America’s Media Makers: Development and Production Grants
The Division of Public Programs at the U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities funds radio, television, and digital projects in the humanities that are intended for public audiences.
Deadlines: January 9, 2013, and August 14, 2013.  
development grants
production grants 
more info    


Ready, Set, Pitch!
The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) is seeking projects that are timely and compelling, incorporate a well thought out audience engagement strategy, and explore topics that are of interest to a wide audience including the Asian American community. Each fundraising campaign should incorporate as central themes innovation, engagement and community. 
Deadline: February 3rd, 2013

more info  


Our City, My Story 

Tribeca Film Institute’s Our City, My Story is an annual celebration of excellence in New York City youth-made media that gives student-made work an audience during the Tribeca Film Festival. Our City, My Story aims to highlight and bring attention to the tremendous work that NYC’s young filmmakers are producing.
Deadline: February 8, 2013
more info 

Tribeca Film Institute’s 2013 Film Fellows Program
Tribeca Film Institute’s 2013 Film Fellows Program is now accepting applications! Please note, this year’s application is online only. Youth 16-18 years of age who have had a year of some video experience and a desire to enter the media field are eligible. 
Deadline:  February 8, 2013
more info


Vision Maker Media Public Media Content Fund
With funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), the Vision Maker Media Public Media Content Fund will award support to video projects with significant Native involvement–particularly projects that profile Native American leaders, activists, and artists–and help bring the projects to national broadcast on Public Television. 
Deadline: March 15, 2013
more info


Ford Foundation
Ford’s Social Issue Film Funding Initiative will provide approximately $16 million through an open-application process to filmmakers and media makers around the world who are creating documentaries that address urgent social issues.  

Deadline: Open



Jerome Foundation

Grants of up to $30,000 will be awarded to individual film and video artists living in New York City who work in the genres of experimental, narrative, animation, and documentary production.

Deadline: Open

more info




ITVS International Initiative

The International Initiative was created to give U.S. audiences access to international stories and voices on American television and new media platforms. International funding is only available to independent filmmakers who are neither U.S. citizens nor residents of the U.S.

Deadline: Open

more info






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