Open call for pitches on "Behind the scenes of current affairs"

Friday, 15 October 2021




Submission ended


Chai Khana announces an open call for pitches on current, topical issues from our region.


Pitches should focus on strong characters and exhibit unique access to the story. 


Stories (short film, photo story, article) should be relevant to our digital audiences around the region and beyond, and provide insight into the significance of events behind the headlines with a unique angle and approach.


Chai Khana will offer selected candidates a fixed honorarium for publishing and some financial support for low budget film production. We will consider original as well as adaptations from larger projects. 


Any proposal that repeats or replicates what is already published/broadcast by local and regional media outlets will not be considered.


We will commission stories on a rolling basis, year-round.


Apply here for:


Photo projects 


Short documentaries