Bridging Cultures through Film: International Topics


NEH’s Division of Public Programs supports activities that engage millions of Americans in understanding significant humanities works and ideas. The Bridging Cultures through Film: International Topics program supports films that examine international themes and subjects in the humanities. The films are meant to spark Americans’ engagement with the broader world by exploring countries and cultures outside of the United States. The Division of Public Programs encourages innovative nonfiction storytelling that presents multiple points of view in creative formats. At the center of every NEH-funded film is a core set of humanities ideas developed with the input of scholars, matched to imaginative formats that bring the humanities alive for people of all ages and all walks of life. The proposed film must be analytical and deeply grounded in humanities scholarship. It may be as short as thirty minutes or as long as a feature-length film. We invite a wide range of approaches to international topics and themes, such as • an examination of a critical issue in ethics, religion, literature, or history, viewed through an international lens; • an exploration of a topic that transcends a single nation-state; • a biography of a foreign leader, writer, artist, or historical figure; or • an exploration of the history and culture(s) of a specific region, country, or community outside of the United States.

General information about this opportunity
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Federal Agency/Office
Office: National Endowment for the Humanities
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What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
Division of Public Programs
National Endowment for the Humanities
400 Seventh Street, SW
Washington, DC 20506
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Financial Information
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards range from $1.00 to $650,000.00


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