The U.S. Embassy seeks a qualified implementing partner that will select, mentor and monitor a series of sub-grantees from the Moldovan creative community

The U.S. Embassy in Moldova seeks to support independent voices in the Moldovan media landscape through the development of good quality local production capacity in the Republic of Moldova in the interests of plurality of views and editorial independence. Specifically, this initiative seeks to support the development of the community of filmmakers and digital content creators who use their medium to present an alternative vision of Moldovan society and culture.

The U.S. Embassy seeks a qualified implementing partner that will select, mentor and monitor a series of sub-grantees from the Moldovan creative community.

The project will include two major components:

  1. Planning and administration of sub-grantees applying for production related initiatives. The grant recipient must solicit applications from emerging or established Moldovan filmmakers, NGOs and creative studios based on an open competition, and select participants based on merit, potential and proposed project goals and outcome.
  2. Mentorship of filmmakers, studios and NGOs that successfully pass the selection stage for film production, film festivals, and other non-news production projects. Grant recipient need to mentor the funds recipients in all the cycles of the projects: Planning, Script writing (where necessary), Pitching, Production, Distribution, Fundraising etc.

The funding competitions to be announced by the grant recipient of this funding opportunity should be opened to individuals and entities from/registered in the Republic of Moldova and can include different formats, i.e. documentary, narrative, animation, or experimental formats. The themes and goals shall be discussed together with the U.S. Embassy team and the grant recipient.

Program Objectives:

The hereby project aims for the following objectives:

  • Build capacity for local content production among emerging filmmakers;
  • Provide the next generation of producers, directors, editors and actors a good understanding of all the processes in film industry, as well as in creative event organization.

In identifying the specific target populations, proposals must demonstrate a commitment towards the support and inclusion of marginalized communities (including disability status, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, whether they live in a rural or urban setting, etc.)

Eligibility Information

Eligibility is limited to not-for-profit organizations (NGOs, CSOs, Think-Tanks) and independent mass media (often registered as Limited Liability Companies) that can prove an extensive history of good performance, expertise and good practices proved in the area applicable to the project domain. Foreign organizations are eligible to apply for this grant call.

 

 

Funding per grant: $100,000

 

Please Read Detailed Announcement: 

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=300316

 

Federal Awarding Agency Contact(s)

Media and Grants Assistant: Tatiana Sanina

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 022 851709

 

 

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