U.S. Mission to Afghanistan: International Women’s Film Festivals

Deadline: 14 May 2018

The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, has announced an open competition for eligible organizations to submit applications to carry out two annual international women’s film festivals.

The goals of this project are to:

  • Advocate and promote women’s empowerment through two annual film festivals and a complementary workshop series.
  • Strengthen ties between Afghan filmmakers and their global counterparts through exchanges of information, experiences, and expertise.
  • Promote economic growth and development by strengthening local capacity of Afghan filmmakers through skills development and training.


  • Manage film festivals
  • Develop a workshop series
  • Manage a grand finale film screening and award ceremony
  • Develop a traditional media and/or social media plan for amplification and advertisement of the program activities and outcomes
  • Develop a monitoring and evaluation plan
  • Develop a clear plan for managing event security

Funding Information

  • Anticipated Award Amount:
    • Base Period: The floor for the base period is set at $150,000. The ceiling for the base period is set at $250,000.
    • Option Period One: The floor for option period one is set at $75,000. The ceiling for option period one is set at $125,000.
  • Anticipated Performance Period:
    • Base Period: 24 months
    • Option Period One: 12 months

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligibility is open to all types of applicants except for 1) individuals and 2) Afghan government entities.
  • Organizations may subaward/contract with other entities, but only one entity may be the prime recipient of the award.
  • When sub-awarding/contracting with other entities, the responsibilities of each entity must be clearly defined in the proposal.

How to Apply

All application materials must be submitted electronically via given website.

For more information, please visit Grants.gov.

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