The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation has recently opened the 2015 call for submissions for documentary photography & film grants, inviting photographers and filmmakers in all countries to submit their best work.
Documentary photographers and filmmakers around the world are invited to submit documentary photography and film projects on the topics of human suffering and unrest, forgotten communities, exploited lands and people, on communities ravaged by war, poverty, famine, disease, and the exploitation of global resources.
The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation will award two $5,000 USD grants, one for a documentary photography project and one for a documentary film project.
Professional and emerging documentary photographers as well as up-and-coming, independent film makers and directors are eligible to apply.
All proposed projects must be works of non-fiction and must be based on such pressing social issues as health, poverty, oppression, war, famine, religious/political persecution and similar topics. Proposals must be for new or continuing projects.