Apply for the Envision Social Good Media Center Fellowship

Apply by Tuesday April 1st for a chance to win 6 months free Incubator membership at the Made in NY Media Center by IFP.

Apply by Friday April 1st for a chance to win 6 months free Incubator membership
at the Made in NY Media Center by IFP.
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For those creatives and entrepreneurs with a project or company dedicated to social good, Envision is offering a Fellowship at the Made in NY Media Incubator. Envision Fellows will be provided with full-time deskspace for 6 months to foster your growth. Support also includes mentorship, access to industry networks, teaching opportunities and access to conference rooms. Members also have access to discounted classes, screening room and venue rentals.

We are looking for compelling ideas at the intersection of storytelling and technology that are designed to effect social change. Possible issues of interest include overcoming poverty, hunger or disease; promoting civil rights, education or environmental sustainability; and bringing people and governments together for the global good.

Your project can be fiction or documentary, personal or global, online or offline, complex or simple, but it must make a positive impact on real-world social issues.

Any questions, please contact:
Sabrina Dridje

About Envision:

Since 2009, ENVISION, a unique collaboration between IFP and the United Nation’s Creative Community Outreach Initiative (UN CCOI), has conducted annual gatherings, to connect UN experts and NGO advocates with some of the most creative minds in filmmaking and new media. The ENVISION partnership offers filmmakers and social change activists opportunities to incubate creative ideas and productions that promote their causes and reach wider audiences.
The UN CCOI  is now partnering with the Made In NY Media Center by IFP to find fresh, compelling ways to create momentum for social change.
The establishment of the Made in NY Media Center by IFP allows ENVISION discussions to continue year-round enabling greater collaboration and more initiatives that spread awareness and understanding of the work and ideals of the United Nations and to build momentum for peace, development and human rights for all.

Comments (2)

  1. It’s too bad that in San Francisco, a place where we have many serious documentary filmmakers, that there is no equal space available here. It’s time that the City of San Francisco paid more attention to the important film artists who work in the non-fiction field.

  2. In November 2012, I volunteered for an entire month after Hurricane Sandy doling out clothes and resources to those affected by the floods out in Rockaway. Mostly extremely poor people. Since Sandy, I have wanted to follow around some of the impoverished young locals I met out in Rockaway to show how disaster policy, or lack there-of for New York’s poorer members, has been ineffectual to aid in reconstruction of this demographic’s housing or livelihood. In 2012, the senate voted a 50 Billion dollar package to go to those affected by Sandy. A top FEMA official, said (off-the-books) – ‘Maybe 1 Billion of that might make it to actual people affected by the hurricane. We just don’t have an actual system in place to give that money out.’ The room was silent. These are vibrant people and communities, but one almost imagines that someone with distant plans to turn this coastal quandry of a ghetto neighborhood into a resort area may have been waiting for a natural disaster like Sandy to come along to do the hard work for them. Bloomberg said, without blinking an eye, ‘we will not be rebuilding for the poor.’

    I have no idea what this film would look like. Part of me wants to hire an unprofessional teen actor to play out a script, and follow him or her around, but I also think some of this might play out documentary-esque.