|Open Call - For Filmmakers in Asia|
|Thursday, 28 June 2012 06:32|
Al Jazeera invites filmmakers in Asia to submit proposals for our Observational Documentary Workshop in partnership with the Asian Network of Documentary (AND).
Deadline for proposals: 3 August 2012
What we are looking for
We are looking for documentary filmmakers from Asia who can tell empowering personal stories that will inspire and illuminate our global audience.
You are invited to submit proposals for the Observational Documentary Workshop for Al Jazeera to consider for commissioning for broadcast in 2013.
We want you to give voice to the big issues and the changes taking place in Asia today. Your stories could be about economic equity, artistic expression, love and family, social justice, housing and land, migration, environment, health or education. These types of themes are to be explored through personal stories that resonate internationally.
Whether it be with laughter, tears, anger, hope or surprise, our audience worldwide should connect with your characters and be gripped by their stories.
We are looking for characters who reveal insight into the human spirit no matter how powerless or powerful they may be in society. We want characters who seek change with displays of humanity such as courage and determination, resilience or kindness. These are the people looking to the future or challenging the status quo as they strive to overcome adversity and celebrate life.
We want to join your characters on their journeys. We are not looking for retrospective stories, profiles/portraits nor interview-based films covered with images. Your stories need to be visually compelling with strong actuality based scenes and sequences that are key to your character's storyline. These can be big and dramatic events or tender, small moments of intimacy.