With support from the U.S. Embassy, Indiana University plans to bring together 30 participants, 15 each from India and Pakistan Punjab region to work together on conceptualizing, writing, and producing short films during a three-week visit in May 2017 to Bloomington, Indiana, U.S.A. under the theme “Beyond Borders: A Workshop of Filmmaking across the Punjab Region.” Participants will be engaged in American life through field trips and visit communities around the state of Indiana, learning about the diversity within America but also learn about each other in the process. The workshop is designed to develop filmmaking skills (camera and editing) and make their own short films in small mixed groups of Indian/Pakistani members. In this collaborative exploration, there is the potential for participants to discover common ground, crossing cultural, political and geographic barriers, and forming a foundation of understanding that will have lasting impact in their home region upon return to it.
Scholarship for Filmmaking Workshop in May 2017 in the U.S.A. under the theme “Beyond Borders: A Workshop of Filmmaking across the Punjab Region.” With support from the U.S. Embassy, Indiana University plans to bring together 15 participants from Pakistan Punjab region to work together with a group of 15 participants from Indian Punjab region on conceptualizing, writing, and producing short films during a three-week visit in May 2017 to Bloomington, Indiana, U.S.A.
Eligibility Criteria: 22-30 years of age as of May 1, 2017; Proficient in English language; Resident of Punjab region of India or Pakistan; Committed to return to the Punjab region and contribute to cross-cultural understanding; No experience in filmmaking required.
Application Requirements: Two letters of reference, in English; Curriculum Vitae / Resume; One minute ORIGINAL video; Two short essays, in English. For additional details please visit: www.iu.edu/~oid/beyond-borders/; For questions send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org