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FILMMAKERS WITHOUT BORDERS (FWB) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that is dedicated to empowering the next generation of digital storytellers. Through various grants, educational resources, and international fellowships, FWB provides youth from underserved communities with the technical training, media literacy skills, and technology to leverage the creative process as a means for interpreting their role in their society. FWB’s flagship fellowship provides funding, equipment, curriculum, and support for volunteer educators to teach filmmaking across Africa, Asia, & Latin America for 10-12 months – fully funded. Fellows teach on a daily basis and students create their own multimedia projects, develop team-building and leadership skills, and learn how to use technology to share their stories.

Personal Details:

First Name *

Middle Name *

Last Name *

Citizenship *

Date of Birth (MM/DD/YYYY) *

Contact Details:

Street Address *

City *

Country *

Postcode *

Telephone *

Skype ID *

Email Address *

Fellowship Details:

To which fellowship are you applying? *

I understand that all fellowships are ~1 year in duration. *
I understand that the fellowship is a demanding/rigorous experience and that all Fellows are expected to devote a great deal of time to both teaching and filming every week. *
I understand that while FWB provides housing, flights, food, & equipment, Fellows are required to submit a $1000 USD fully-refundable deposit that will be returned upon successful completion of the one year contract. *
I understand that all Fellows will be required to submit a criminal background check/report. *


Have you completed a Bachelor's degree? *Yes, I have completed a Bachelor's degreeNo, I haven't completed a Bachelor's degree
Where did you complete your Bachelor's degree? *
Title of your Bachelor's degree *

Have you also completed a graduate degree? *Yes, I have also completed a graduate degreeNo, I haven't completed a graduate degree
If so, please provide the relevant details here:

How many years of teaching experience do you have? *

Supporting Materials:

Link to video essay *
Link to portfolio/work samples *
Upload CV/resume (PDF) *
Upload academic transcripts (PDF) *
Upload first reference letter (PDF) *
Upload second reference letter (PDF) *
Upload response to Essay Question #1 (PDF) *
Upload response to Essay Question #2 (PDF) *
Upload response to Essay Question #3 (PDF) *
Upload example lesson plan (PDF) *

Application Fee:

Please visit the following link to submit your non-refundable application fee: https://www.paypal.me/FWBOrg/45
I have successfully submitted my non-refundable $45 USD application fee. Or I qualify for an application fee waiver (Alumni: Peace Corps, VSO, International Citizen Service, UN Volunteers, Teach For America, City Year, Americorps)*
Payment Receipt No./Transaction ID *

Recruitment Info:

How did you hear about FILMMAKERS WITHOUT BORDERS? *
Please provide further details: *

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