The Economist, in collaboration with PBS, has started an initiative known as the Economist Film Project. The project is meant to showcase the work of documentary filmmakers from around the world, and will feature, according to the organisers, “films whose new ideas, perspectives, and insights not only help make sense of the world, but also take a stand and provoke debate.”
Filmmakers whose films are chosen will receive a grant of US$4,000 to produce six to eight minutes of footage for airing on PBS. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis and continue to January 2012. For more information, go here.