Documentary Filmmakers to Film in Vietnam

Deadline: 21 July 2014
Open to: independent documentary filmmakers
Remuneration: € 22,000 budget for the movie


Minority Rights Group International (MRG) invites independent documentary filmmakers to tender for a documentary film on minority women and HIV/AIDS in Vietnam. 

To a brief decided in collaboration with MRG, you will co-produce, direct, shoot and edit a documentary film. They are looking for a filmmaker to bring their unique combination of journalistic news-gathering and cinematic eye to cover an issue which is currently under-reported.

The documentary will differ from the usual not-for-profit-commissioned film, in that it is not to be made about MRG’s work per se, but instead about the issues faced by people they support through their work. MRG is looking to produce a hard-hitting documentary that says something new about the issue, where your own creative input will be highly important.

The film is aimed at the general public and policy makers in European Union countries, with a particular focus on Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Slovakia. 


  • At least one member of the team must have fluent English;
  • At least one member of the team must have fluent local minority language;
  • Experience of film making in Vietnam or a similar country in the region, including being aware of local and national bureaucratic hurdles to film-making;
  • Experience of film making in tough environments;
  • Experience of working with grass roots and non-governmental organisations;
  • High sensitivity to security concerns of both film crew and those appearing in the film;
  • A commitment to fully engage with the promotion and distribution of the film post-production.


Budget of approximately € 22,000 is available for the film.


Application deadline is 21 July 2014.

Application materials:

  1. An outline of your approach to the story, which should be around 500 – 800 words;
  2. Your Filmmaker’s CV;
  3. A proposed budget for the project to include pre-production, production and post-production;
  4. Three copies of a showreel on DVD and/or links to your film work online;
  5. The completed form.

The materials to be sent to: Emma Eastwood, Media Officer, Minority Rights Group International, 54 Commercial Street, London, E1 6LT or by email to

For further information visit the official website HERE.

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