European grants up to 60,000 for audio-visual content production

European Union Confidence Building Measures Programme launches a competition for at least 20 grants amounting from 1,000 EUR to 60,000 EUR for media outlets, production houses, media NGOs and associations.

All interested parties are welcome to submit project proposals related to audio-visual content production and diffusion that will contribute to building confidence between people who live on both banks of Nistru.

Collaboration with a media outlet/production house or a freelancer from the other bank is encouraged and will be valorised (co-production). Use of innovative methods and tools proposed for project implementation will be an advantage.

Funding are made available under the form of grants for the production by local actors of audio-visual material.

Entities that will submit project proposals are free to decide the format (documentary, news, reports, podcasts, interviews, talk shows, etc.), periodicity, subjects and topics of the developed product, but have also make sure that it is apolitical.

Co-productions must promote trust, tolerance, respect and understanding of needs of people who live on both banks, as well as contribute to combat negative stereotypes.

In addition, technical support to production will be provided by active TV professionals used to collaborate with European public multicultural TV(s) to secure technical qualitative support and ensure the confidence building dimension of the products developed.

Project proposals may be submitted up to December 2020 (call will be active until funds will be depleted). When drafting a project proposal, please take into consideration that the deadline for project implementation should be until July 2021.

More information about the competition can be found here.

For further details, please contact Irina Perciun, Media Support Officer at 069120234 or at irina.perciun@undp.org.

European Union’s Confidence Building Measures Programme contributes to build confidence among the inhabitants from both banks of the Nistru river by involving them in joint development projects. More information on EU CBM is available at UNDP Moldova site: www.md.undp.org and on FB: Poduri de încredere peste Nistru and OK: Мосты доверия через Днестр.