Economist-224x128The Economist has teamed with PBS NewsHour to create The Economist Film Project, an open call for feature-length documentaries (40-90 minutes) and shorts (6-40 minutes) shot in the past five years. They're planning on featuring three docs every month (focusing on, but not limited to, stories pertaining to current events), offering exposure and distribution in lieu of prize money or other rewards. Here's their call for entries:

The official details:

The Project seeks submissions of completed documentary films on a rolling basis beginning January 10, 2011 and continuing monthly through January 2012. Both documentary shorts and feature-length films may be submitted. One six- to eight-minute film or film segment will be selected and aired on PBS NewsHour, with at least three films featured each month. Segments will receive additional exposure through various outlets, including this Economist Film Project website, The Economist's YouTube channel and Facebook fan page, and the PBS NewsHour website, YouTube and Hulu channels. Our goal is to showcase the selected segments, films, and filmmakers as broadly as possible.

Link: The Economist Film Project
[via Filmmaker Magazine]