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How We Work
Specifically focused on international and domestic funding for projects that increase young peoples’ and underserved populations’ access to information and civic dialogue via cultural gatherings, community events, and creative workshops.
The director of development operations for Novaturient monitor’s opportunities posted through the government grants website. The goal is building teams with independent contractors in order to create strong proposals for applications capturing funding opportunities.
Through Novaturient Workshops, non-profit organizations are first sought out and invited to collaborate and bid on grant applications that are a good fit. Once the application is accepted by the US government, Novaturient team duties are to manage and monitor the workshop until completion.
The awarded non-profit organizations automatically receive 10% of the captured funding. They also have the option to be actively involved in the execution of the workshop, or a pass-through organization earning 10%, plus administrative costs to umbrella the workshop. The independent contractor benefits from being part of a creative team that focuses on increasing awareness for underserved populations around the world.
What we look for through the US Government website:
Arts (Cultural Affairs), Education, Humanities
- Creative arts
Funding Opportunity Ranges:
Job Opportunities listed below are domestic and international.
(Awaiting funding opportunity notice September 2018)
(Posted May 9, 2018) Documentary Filmmaking for Social Activism (Submission closing Date June 7- Project executed 2018-2019)
Seeking: Two-Four (2-4) film instructors, in both India and USA. Remote work from home and willing to work with young filmmakers, up to 4-6 months in New Delhi, India, and 5 tier surrounding cities.
$10,000-$30,000 including accommodations in India. Salary based on experience and duration.
- Novaturient Workshops will strengthen people-to-people ties between the United States and India through exchanges of information, experiences, and expertise.
- The filmmaker’s job is to strengthen the capacity of young filmmakers through mentorship and technical support.
To provide instruction, mentorship, and support to young (ages 20-35) documentary filmmakers on how to make short documentary films on issues of concern to both India and the U.S., including sustainable development, education/skills development, women’s empowerment, diversity and pluralism, freedom of expression, urbanization and smart cities.
“Documentary Filmmaking for Social Activism.” Guided by Novaturient program director and co-drafted curriculum, provide instruction, mentorship and support to young (ages 20-35) documentary filmmakers on how to make short documentary films on issues of concern to both India and the U.S., including sustainable development, education/skills development, women’s empowerment, diversity and pluralism, freedom of expression, urbanization and smart cities.
The instruction and mentorship should be executed through a combination of face-to-face seminars/workshops/intensive courses and virtual individual mentorship as well as real-time online instructional sessions (e.g. Google Chat, webinars). Novaturient Program Directors will support and guide filmmakers, by periodically checking on the projects for needed support.
At the end of the program, which can last 3-6 months, required 15 short documentary films (5-15 minutes in length), all packaged for international audiences (e.g. subtitled in English as needed) should be produced. The messages will vary according to the selected themes focused on by each of the groups of young documentary filmmakers. Cross-cutting themes include civic activism; the role of informed discussion in an open society; giving youth a voice and medium to express their views; and the importance of investigative reporting/journalism.
The products (15 short documentary films on selected issues) will be disseminated via local broadcasters, YouTube, social media, the web portal and the film festivals. The press will be invited to the film festivals during which press conferences featuring the young filmmakers and their mentors will be organized by Novaturient Workshops in collaboration with the US Embassy and appropriate US Consulates. The films, the project, and the filmmakers will get further exposure through the submissions to national and international short documentary film festivals and competitions.
How To Apply
Please send a detailed cover letter with CV, links filmmaking examples and contact information. Please share with us how you personally can make the above job requirements become reality. *If you are affiliated with an educational institution or nonprofit, it is a big plus but not a requirement.
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