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GW international documentary fellowships

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GW Documentary felllowship is an innovative program at The George Washington University to bring the work of emerging international documentary filmmakers to the world stage .  Twenty selected film makers  will be invited to participate this year.

The program, part of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences’ School of Media and Public Affairs, is designed for filmmakers from countries in which the traditional public or private infrastructure for the production and distribution of documentaries does not currently exist. The fellowship encourages the artistic and technical development of filmmakers, heightens the awareness of their work with program executives from the United States and other Western broadcast outlets and fosters an international dialogue to enhance non-fiction filmmaking throughout the world.

Those selected will make two films on location in Washington, D.C., and New York City using the advanced video technology housed at The Documentary Center. Fellows will meet with top U.S. broadcast executives and will share their work with filmmakers across the U.S. In addition, this year’s program will feature a “Teacher Engagement Project” to encourage area secondary school teachers to use international documentaries in their classes. There also will be opportunities for the public to interact with the filmmakers through programs and events throughout the fellowship period.

Please visit The Documentary Center for application information and more on the Fellowship.  The application deadline is December 4, 2009.For more information about GW’s School of Media and Public Affairs, visit