One World Media Fellowship

Applications Due 10.4 2019. Fellows are aspiring filmmakers and journalists ready to take the next leap in their career reporting from developing countries. Looking for their first director role or solo investigation, Fellows experiment and learn in a supportive environment. Open to applications from all around the world.

Candidates have projects in pre-production, with the aim to tell engaging stories from the developing world. This includes non-fiction media across all platforms (film, print, audio, photojournalism, and multimedia).

Projects should be deliverable within a year, and are strong enough to be published or broadcast in established media outlets. Proposals should outline where majority of the budget is in place or achievable in a short time-frame.


  • £1,000 production grant
  • Executive Producer for your project
  • Career mentorship
  • Workshops and webinars by industry experts
  • Fair Reporting and Security Guidance
  • Introductions to commissioners
  • Network of like-minded Fellows and Alumni

Particular considerations will be given to proposals that:

  1. Seek to tell original stories in a way that will engage the intended audience
  2. Highlight the voices of people living in the developing world, particularly voices that are not often heard
  3. Have established contacts and contributors who have confirmed their willingness to take part
  4. Have considered ethical issues and safety
  5. Do not simply cover negative aspects of the developing world without considering the context in which they exist
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of accountability and fair practice in news gathering and reporting
  7. Show a willingness to work with local people in equal partnership in co-production on a story

Twelve (12) Fellows are selected each year. Three (3) spots reserved for international Fellows from, and based in, developing countries.

Note: Fiction or feature length projects will not be considered.