The aim is to eventualy showcase independent documentary films from around the world and eventually screen selected segments on PBS NewsHour through in 2011-2012.
They are looking for films that:
“…offer new ideas, perspectives, and insights that not only help make sense of the world, but also take a stand and provoke debate”.
The Project is open from January 10, 2011 and will continue monthly until January 2012.
Documentary shorts and feature-length films can be be submitted and winning films will get exposure through The Economist’s YouTube channel and Facebook page, and the PBS NewsHour website, YouTube and Hulu channels.
More details can be found at their website.