IAWRT Long Documentary

IAWRT regularly calls for members to make proposals a long form global documentary to a theme which is in tune with the vision and ideals of the organisation. The theme for the Long Documentary Production 2017 is Women Covering Conflict: the invisible stories. Applications are now open.for the 2017 round.

'Women making news' was the theme of the most recent project, resulting in Velvet Revolution, completed in 2017.  

We will build on the same method of production. Five short films, each of 10-12 minute duration, will be directed and produced by members from different countries. Chandita Mukherjee, filmmaker from the IAWRT India chapter, has been selected as the Executive Producer of the long documentary. She will have the overall responsibility for the project, give the specifications, and edit the short documentaries into one long documentary.

Two other IAWRT documentaries, which consist of segments of 7-9 minutes from different countries that have been fused into one production, have been made previously. See: Reflecting her (2015) and Hands on: Women. Climate. Change. (2014). 

Time Line

November 5 – Deadline to receive all film proposals
November 15 to November 20 – The EP and long documentary committee pick the final proposals.
November 25 to December 1 – Financial disbursements to selected directors.
December 1 2017 to 15 January 2018 – Filming and rough cut delivery.
20 January to10 February 2018 – Final edit by EP in India.

If you are interested in applying to be one of the directors: 

In order to apply, to direct one of the short documentaries, you must be an experienced filmmaker with proven credentials. All applicants will need to submit a résumé and upload a show reel.

Please fill in this form (available in member section as word version)

send it to:

Executive Producer, Chandita Mukherjee, at chandita.mukherjee@gmail.com
Please also copy to members of the Long Documentary Committee:
Iphigenie Marcoux Fortier at iphigenie@lesglaneuses.org ,
Elizabeth Miller at elizabeth.miller@sympatico.ca ,
Ananya Chakraborti ananyachakraborti@ymail.com
and Secretariat - secretariat@iawrt.org