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Filmmakers Without Borders FWB Fellowship Program 2019 :

Organisation : Filmmakers Without Borders
Fellowship Name : Filmmakers Without Borders FWB Fellowship Program 2019
Applicable For : Filmmakers
Application Deadline : 15-Jan-2019
Website :

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Filmmakers Without Borders Fellowship

Filmmakers Without Borders invites applications for FWB Fellowship Program for the year 2019.

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The FILMMAKERS WITHOUT BORDERS (FWB) fellowship program sends experienced filmmakers and educators around the world to teach filmmaking, media literacy, and technology skills to students from underserved communities.

FWB Fellowship Eligibility

To be eligible for this fellowship, an applicant
** Can belong to any country
** Should be highly flexible, mature and have a genuine interest in teaching
** Should hold a Bachelor’s degree (in film studies/education or a related field)

** Should have at least 2 years of film/media-related experience
** Must have a minimum of 6 months (cumulative) in/formal teaching experience
** Should be proficient in relevant digital technologies
** Should be able to provide samples of their work

FWB Fellowship Application

Just follow the below steps to apply for the Filmmakers Without Borders FWB Fellowship Program 2019.

Steps :
Step 1 : Go to the official website of Filmmakers Without Borders through the URL provided above.
Step 2 : Then read the instructions carefully and click on “Apply Now” link.

Step 3 : Provide personal, contact and fellowship details
Step 4 : Upload the required documents and Pay USD 65 as application fee

Step 5 : Mention the payment receipt id in the application form and Submit the form online

Supporting Materials

** Submit an updated CV/resume
** Submit two reference letters from former/current employers or professors
** Submit a link to work samples, previous projects, or a portfolio

** Submit a 3-5 minute video essay outlining your background and interest in the program. It may be filmed on a DSLR, pocket camera, or other comparable camera but should include an edited combination of all of the following

1. the applicant speaking directly to camera
2. voice over narration
3. photos
4. b-roll footage
5. text elements

** Submit a lesson plan based on the following parameters :
90 minute class session, 15 students (10 boys/5 girls), 12 years old, very limited English, underserved background, no adult translator, no electricity in classroom, 10 Kodak Playsport Cameras, 1 laptop, Adobe Premiere Pro, 1 mini-projector (battery powered), paper, pencils.

The lesson plan should include
1. a clearly defined learning goal,
2. description of a hands-on activity,
3. two examples of media resources (videos, images, etc.),
4. preparation required,
5. materials required, and
6. a reflection/discussion question. You may design the lesson plan any way you like.

** Submit three short-answer essays responding to the following questions
1. How does film making empower undeserved youth? (1-2 pages)
2. How do your previous experiences make you the best candidate for a particular country’s program? (1-2 pages)

3. Please provide a description of previous formal/informal teaching experiences (minimum 6 months) and what skills you plan to utilize in order to effectively teach in an undeserved overseas classroom. (1-2 pages)


The selected applicants can receive the following benefits
** A round-trip airfare
** Housing/accommodation (10-12 months)
** Food (3 meals/day, 7 days/week, 52 weeks/year)
** A customized curriculum and lesson plans during the fellowship

** A variety of equipment (cameras, microphones, laptop, software, etc.)
** Additional educational resources & support
** Full support in applying for Visas
** The organization will take full care of health and safety of the fellows during the fellowship period

Note :
Peace Corps, VSO & the ICS Network, UN Volunteers, Teach For America, City Year, and Americorps alumni are eligible to receive an application fee waiver.


1. Where do fellows work?
Fellowships are currently available in the following countries
** Bangladesh
** Bhutan
** Burma
** Cambodia
** Ecuador
** Guatemala
** Honduras
** India
** Indonesia
** Kenya
** Morocco
** Nepal
** Peru
** Tanzania
** Thailand

2. In which cities and villages do Fellows work?
Fellows are placed across a variety of cities and villages in each respective country and placement locations can vary from year to year depending on the specific needs of FWB’s partner schools.

3. What is the difference between the Priority admissions deadline and the Final admissions deadline?
Each fellowship has two application deadlines – Priority and Final. Those applications received by the Priority deadline will receive priority consideration. Applications received by the Final deadline will be considered after all Priority deadline applications have been reviewed.

4. Can I apply to more than one program?
Yes, applicants are welcome to apply to be considered for more than one program. However, they will need to submit a separate application for each of the country programs.

5. What are some topics Fellows explore in their weekly video vignettes?
The following topics can be explored by the fellows
** Local community
** Historical locations
** Interesting people
** Cultural traditions
** Musical performances
** Day in the life

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