Open call for pitches on "Behind the scenes of current affairs" with a focus on media during war and crisis

Sunday, 19 June 2022




Submission ended

Chai Khana with support from the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) South Caucasus Regional Office announces a second round of the open call for pitches on Behind the Scenes of Current Affairs with a focus on media during war and crisis.


Stories (short film, photo story, article) should provide insight into how the media scene in the South Caucasus and beyond is affected by the current developments. Potential topics could include censorship, disinformation, information blackouts and new ways to receive news. 


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


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.


Refugees residing currently in the South Caucasus are encouraged to apply.


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