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Bombay Flying Club announces Academy - a new two year mentorship program in online storytelling for photojournalists.

As a natural extension of Bombay Flying Club’s (BFC) dedication to the evolution of the online narrative, we’re proud to introduce our new two year mentorship program initiative aimed at emerging photojournalists who wants take online journalism a step further.

The successful candidate(s) will undergo training in the BFC approach of online journalism as well as being assigned as protégé to one of the three senior members of BFC.

For two years the candidate will receive one-on-one guidance by one of the senior members as well as input from the entire group, that seek to develop his or her skills as web documentary producer and further the career in a direction that fits the digital future.

Bombay Flying Club will seek to help the distribution of the candidate’s work for the duration of the program.

The candidates will be selected on the basis of their portfolio to be submitted online by September 15th 2014.

 

The portfolio should contain

  • 1. At least one multimedia entry showing dedication to the online narrative

  • 2. A one-page written outline for a project to be undertaken during the first year of the program

  • 3. An online photographic portfolio of 25 selected images

  • 4. A short bio

 

For further inquiry write to: contact(at)bombayfc.com – Write “Mentorship” in the subject line of the email.

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How to submit an application for review:

1.) Create a new folder and label it with your: name_surname
2.) Put your application files (.mov, .mp4 .pdf, .docx etc.) into the designated folder
- If your web documentary has already been uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo just send us a link within the application instead of a video file
3.) Zip it
4.) Submit the .zip folder to us via an online service like www.wetransfer.com to contact(at)bombayfc.com
* All submitted applications and files will be deleted after review and will not be shared


FAQs

Do I need to relocate or is this an online based program?

The mentorship program is first and foremost an online based program. Our intention is to help emerging photographers become better storytellers through coaching and personal feedback. If circumstances allow, we will of course also meet up to establish personal relationships plus help shape and advance a given story.

How much does it cost?

The mentorship program is free. The idea is to create a relationship between an assigned mentor and a mentee of mutual benefit.

Will I be able to participate in other projects and/or attend journalism programs at the same time

Yes! The program is not a scheduled program as such but more like a partnership. We help you out with your projects and work when you need help and advice.

Can I submit a link to a video/webdocumentary instead of a video file?

Yes you can.

How many people will be accepted?

We will accept one to three mentees in the first round. We might choose to accept more if we have capacity.

Is it possible to apply as a team?

No. The mentorship program is intended for individuals only.

Am I too old?

Probably not. We’re not the youngest bunch either! We are looking for emerging photographers who show potential regardless of sex, nationality and age

How will the program run?

The mentorship program will be set up as small clusters of relationships between an assigned senior member of BFC and one mentee. Our ambition though is to include as many senior members as possible in the process.

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