The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for Documentary Photography & Film announced an expanded 2013 grant program that now includes an award for short documentary filmmaking. In addition to their third annual call for documentary photography submissions, the foundation is now seeking outstanding entries in social documentary film focusing on the lives and populations ravaged by war, famine, disease, poverty, religious persecution, political oppression, forced migration and other human injustices.
The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for Documentary Photography & Film is a Not-for-Profit Organization committed to positive social discourse in underrepresented communities throughout the world by encouraging emerging and established photographers working in around the world to keep their lenses fixed on the plight of the poor and disenfranchised. Headquartered in New York, with a presence in Paris and Zurich, the foundation is a charitable trust serving the international photographic community through exhibitions, publishing, grants, and other curatorial projects.
Prize: The foundation will award a $5000 USD grant for the production or completion of a social documentary photography project, and a $5000 USD prize for a completed social documentary film.
Deadline: All requested entry materials must be completed and submitted to us no later than midnight, New York (USA) time, March 31, 2013.
Please read contest terms.