The Center for Investigative Reporting is launching a new initiative to help promote gender parity in film and investigative journalism.

We’re seeking applications for two projects:

  1. A new documentary series, directed by experienced female filmmakers

    This callout is for experienced filmmakers representing various points of view and filmmaking styles to pitch and direct a short (roughly 25-minute) documentary around the theme of women taking power, taking control and taking chances. CIR will fund five films, which will be packaged into a series and distributed to a wide audience.

  2. A full-time residency for emerging female filmmakers

    Three early-career filmmakers will be selected for a full-time, paid, 10-month residency based at CIR’s office in Emeryville, California. Filmmakers will produce short, engaging videos for a web and mobile audience in collaboration with CIR’s reporting team. At the end of the residency, each filmmaker in residence will complete a longer capstone project.

CIR is dedicated to building a network of talented women who will support each other as they produce powerful and impactful videos. The deadline to apply for both of these opportunities is Sept. 23, and early applications are encouraged.

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