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Got a story that needs telling? The Economist Film Project wants to help.

About: The Economist Film Project is an initiative by The Economist, in partnership with PBS NewsHour, to showcase independent documentary films from around the world. From Abu Dhabi to Albuquerque, from astronomy to agriculture, the project will showcase 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. Segments from selected films will appear in a national primetime feature airing regularly on PBS NewsHour through 2011-2012.

The Project seeks submissions of completed documentary films on a rolling basis beginning January 10, 2011 and continuing monthly through January 2012. Both documentary shorts and feature-length films may be submitted. One six- to eight-minute film or film segment will be selected and aired on PBS NewsHour, with at least three films featured each month. Segments will receive additional exposure through various outlets, including this Economist Film Project website, The Economist's YouTube channel and Facebook fan page, and the PBS NewsHour website, YouTube and Hulu channels. Our goal is to showcase the selected segments, films, and filmmakers as broadly as possible.

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