The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is looking to dole out some moolah for video podcasts.
"The organization wishes to produce and distribute a series of video podcasts for all audiences, but especially young adults (20-35), aimed at increasing understanding of the development and societal issues identified as priority fields by UNESCO."
Some of the hot topics they're looking for are:
Interestingly, UNESCO is targetting the 20-35 age range. That could either mean that they're unaware that 20-35 isn't the mean age of podcast listeners, or it could mean that they're targetting 20-35 year olds despite that statistic. Shrug...one can never be sure with large organizations.
- Human Rights
- Freedom of Expression
- and more
Podcasts should be less than 3 minutes and you can actually get a grant up to $3,000 to produce it. $3K for a 3-minute show is an awful lot of money. I submit that UNESCO isn't looking for podcasts at all. Rather, they're looking for short films.
As a small note of how out to lunch $3K for 3 minutes of video is, the Blair Witch Project cost $22K to make and was 86 minutes long. That's only $256 per minute. $1K per minute to make a video podcast should go a long way.
More info via Video Podcasting News.