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

Friday, 10 February 2023




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Chai Khana announces the first round of the open callin 2023 for pitches on Behind the Scenes of Current Affairs.

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. 


Films should be produced and released within the next three months.


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

Funds available for each project:


Short documentaries - up to € 1000 

Photo stories -  up to € 300 

Feature stories - up to € 150

Production-related expenses are negotiated on an individual basis.


We will commission stories on a rolling basis.

Apply here for:

Photo projects     Short documentaries     Articles



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