Call for Applications: Video-making


In 2015 and 2016, Transnational Dialogues will specifically research about the topic of marginality, seen from the duplex perspective of those who find themselves in and struggle to come out of it, and those who expressly look for it in order to escape from an unsatisfying mainstream condition of which they do not share the values. Among the different outputs, we intend to produce a video that reflects on the proposed theme.

Transnational Dialogues is now looking for one participant (Fellow) in the project who will produce a video on marginality. As a project Fellow, s/he will be granted full travel scholarship – including, among other benefits, international flights, local transportation and accommodation – to join the programme of activities of Transnational Dialogues 2015 and 2016, which consist of three 20-day residencies in Europe (September/October 2015), Brazil (March 2016) and China (June 2016). Please note that dates may vary. Furthermore, s/he will receive a fee to be agreed covering production costs.

Chris Daniel's "A Tiger Skin", co-produced by TD in 2014, shown at the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art of Manchester
Chris Daniel’s “A Tiger’s Skin”, co-produced by TD in 2014, shown at the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art of Manchester

The candidate should be in possession of the following requirements:

  • Brazilian, Chinese or European nationality
  • Based in Brazil, China or Europe
  • Working knowledge of English
  • Clear research interest in questions of marginality and periphery
  • Experience in filming in difficult contexts
  • Willingness to collaborate with researchers from other disciplines and fields (e.g., academic research, cultural production, politics)
  • Interest in engaging in a year-long (and more) process of exchange across the three geographical areas

Please send an up-to-date CV and/or portfolio and a motivation letter (max 750 words) on why you would like to join the project and on which kind of video production you would like to realize within the project to We are now accepting applications on a rolling basis until the place is filled or in any case no later than Friday 19th June 2015. We advise to apply as early as possible. Should you need any additional information, do not hesitate to get in touch with the email address provided above. For any communication, please use the subject line: “TD3 Open Call – Video Production”. Please, apply only if strongly motivated and in possession of the required characteristics.


  • Concerning the video, are there some genre limit?
    No, there aren’t any genre limits. We are very happy to embrace any proposal that we deem relevant to the project themes.
  • Do you need a precise video subject or a script?
    At this stage, we do not require a script. However, the more detailed the idea that you send to us, the easier it would be for us to assess it.
  • In which format should I send you my portfolio?
    Any format, including a link to your website or Vimeo page (or the like).

This open call is part part of the new activities of Transnational Dialogues for the year 2015 and 2016. More open calls will be launched in the coming months and published on this website and on the project Facebook page. Our calls are open to all!

Last update: 09/06/2015

[Cover photo: Michelangelo Antonioni in China, 1974]