The Economist Film Project Seeking Submissions

Promotional Image for The Economist Film ProjectThe Economist Film Project is an initiative by The Economist magazine, in partnership with PBS NewsHour, to showcase independent documentary films from around the world. Selected films will serve as the subject of news segments airing regularly on PBS NewsHour beginning in April 2011 and continuing into 2012.

Six to eight minutes of footage from selected films will be included in the news segment. And, The Economist will provide a grant of $4,000 to selected filmmakers to assist with editing the appropriate footage.

It is our mission at The Economist to promote new perspectives, insights and ideas – ideas that help us make sense of the world while also provoking thought and debate. Our shared goal with PBS NewsHour is to support filmmakers who share these values.

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