Al Jazeera English actively seeks out fresh perspectives from under-reported regions around the world. It is now widely regarded as a reputable news source and a major force in global media. The channel’s mission is to provide independent, impartial news for an international audience and to balance the information flow between the South and the North. The channel challenges established perceptions, bridges cultures and gives voice to the voiceless.
Programmes on Al Jazeera English take viewers inside global events from a fresh perspective. The full range of current affairs, documentary, business, arts and entertainment programming can be explored on the website: http://english.aljazeera.net/programmes
Al Jazeera English is now available in more than 200 million households in over 100 countries across six continents. AJE belongs to the Al Jazeera Network which also encompasses Al Jazeera Arabic, Al Jazeera Documentary and Al Jazeera Sport. http://english.aljazeera.net
For 40 years, DAI's employee owners have worked at the cutting edge of international development in the technical sectors of economic growth, governance, health, nature, and stability. Currently with projects in more than 60 countries, DAI combines technical excellence, professional project management, and exceptional customer service to solve problems and improve lives. www.dai.com
For the past 20 years, The Documentary Center at The George Washington University has been committed to teaching documentary film production and to creating non-fiction films for international audiences. The Documentary Center has recently been named one of the top ten schools for documentary filmmaking and is one of the few educational centers in the nation that focuses exclusively on non-fiction film. www.gwu.edu/doccenter
explore is a multimedia organization that champions the selfless acts of others, documenting leaders around the world who have devoted their lives to extraordinary causes. Both educational and inspirational, explore films cover topics from animal rights, health and human services, and poverty to the environment, education, and spirituality. explore is also an online community where people share, dialogue, and experience films and photography to bring cultural context to philanthropy. Organizations featured in explore films have received over $15 million in funding from explore in the form of Annenberg Foundation grants. www.explore.org
The Global Lives Project is a collaboration of hundreds of filmmakers, photographers, designers, translators and everyday people working together to create a video library of human life experience. We produce 24-hour long continuous shoots of daily life of individuals from around the world and share it globally under a Creative Commons license. Our work has been shown in site-specific video installations at cultural institutions around the world, ranging from the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco to the United Nations University in Tokyo and a public plaza on the periphery of São Paulo where our Brazil shoot took place. Our goal is to help the world understand itself through the lives of everyday people, breaking down the barriers of nations, ethnicities, religion, gender and class that divide humanity. www.globallives.org
Based in Washington DC, NomadsLand LLC is a video production company and online video distributor that designs and delivers "Video Solutions for Social Change." NomadsLand and its network of 1,600 social issue filmmakers works with clients to conceive and produce high-concept viral micro-documentary campaigns for corporate social responsibility endeavors, sustainable tourism ventures, global development projects, and nonprofits. www.nomadsland.com
Red Rock Film Festival is the newest incarnation of a nineteen-year-old film festival in Southern Utah. The festival began as a college film competition in 1991, and became an international event in 2004. Based in Zion Canyon, UT, the festival aims to encourage the production of media in both the independent and professional market that portray the human race in a positive light, and to applaud original works that redefine media through innovation, creativity and sensitivity that both enlightens and educates audiences from around the world. www.redrockfilmfestival.com
Red Rock Film Festival will be screening several selections from the ViewChange Online Film Contest during this year's festival, held November 11-14.
TH!NK ABOUT IT is a series of international blogging competitions on important global issues between media junkies from all over the world, brought to you by The European Journalism Centre. http://thinkaboutit.eu/
The United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF) is one of the oldest documentary-only film festivals in the US. Established in 1998 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, UNAFF celebrates the power of films dealing with human rights, environmental themes, women, refugees, homelessness, racism, children, health, universal education, war and peace, and promotes dialogue about different cultures and international issues through film screenings, panel discussion and expanding programs. UNAFF takes place annually in October at Stanford University, Palo Alto and other San Francisco Bay Area locations and premieres jury-selected films from filmmakers all over the world. In order to give these films a wider audience, UNAFF created the UNAFF Traveling Film Festival, working with UNA Chapters, Universities and other organizations in the US and globally to screen selected documentaries from the main festival. www.unaff.org
From cutting-edge documentaries that give depth to today's headlines to smart, stunning films that push artistic and intellectual boundaries in all genres, Women Make Movies is the world's leading distributor of independent films by and about women. We are proud that for the last three years films from WMM have won top prizes at Sundance, including last year's Best Documentary in World Cinema, ROUGH AUNTIES by Kim Longinotto and EL GENERAL which garnered Best Director, US Documentary for Natalia Almada. WMM’s Production Assistance (PA) program helps American women directors get their stories on the screen including EL GENERAL and this year's Academy Award nominated documentary feature, WHICH WAY HOME directed by Rebecca Cammisa. www.wmm.com