One World Media Fellowship for Journalists and Filmmakers 2019

The One World Media Fellowship

The One World Media Fellowship is aimed at aspiring journalists and filmmakers, who seek to make a career out of reporting the global south, raising awareness about the developing world and breaking down prejudices.

Working in film, print, audio or multimedia, Fellows’ projects bring together integrity and creativity to present underreported stories that break down stereotypes and build cross-cultural connections. Filmmakers and journalists are guided on a single project, and are provided with a supportive network of mentors and peers through the production and completion of their project.


  • Open to journalists and filmmakers ready to take the next leap in their career reporting from developing countries;
  • Anyone from all around the world can apply. They particularly encourage submissions from BAME applicants;
  • 3 places reserved for international Fellows from and based in developing countries.

Eligible Projects

  • Projects in pre-production to tell engaging stories from the developing world
  • Non-fiction media across all platforms: film, print, audio, photojournalism, and multimedia
  • Proposals where majority of the budget is in place or achievable in a short time-frame
  • Projects that can be delivered within a year – for films this is under 30 mins
  • Stories that are strong enough to be published or broadcast in established media outlets. We are looking for genuine journalism or documentary and will fund media that could ultimately appear in existing newspapers, magazines, radio, TV channels, professional news websites and online platforms, etc.

Beyond this, they are particularly interested in proposals that:

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


  • £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

Application Procedure

To Apply: Click Here

For further information; Click Here

Deadline: April 10,2019

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