Call for Proposals: Consultancy services for production of documentary film on artisanal mining in Uganda

Application deadline: 7 September 2022


The African Centre for Media Excellence (ACME), with support from the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), invites experienced independent content producers in Uganda to apply for a grant to produce an expansive video documentary on artisanal mining.

 The selected individual or team will produce a 30-minute documentary film in English to raise public awareness and influence debate on artisanal mining in Uganda. The focus is gold mining in parts of eastern Uganda, especially the districts of Busia and Namayingo. The documentary, however, will also address the place of minerals in the unfolding energy transition.

Scope of work

  • Review literature on artisanal mining in Uganda.
  • Review literature on energy transition and the role of select minerals.
  • Travel to selected sites to conduct video interviews after obtaining written clearance from interviewees to film and/or photograph them.
  • Handle all aspects of post-production, including video editing and voiceover recordings; and designing accompanying video graphics, subtitles, etc.
  • Obtain permission for any background music.
  • Participate in the launch of the documentary and respond to any audience questions and comments.


  • One 30-minute documentary film addressing artisanal gold mining and the place of minerals in the unfolding energy transition.
  • Raw footage.
  • A short report on the experience of shooting the documentary.

Qualifications and experience

  • At least five years of experience in documentary writing, production, directing, and editing.
  • Experience working on mining-related issues.
  • Ability to work in the English language.

Duration of consultancy

The consultancy will run for a maximum of two months (i.e. 60 days) from the date of signing the contract.

How to apply

Interested individuals or teams should submit a proposal for provision of services, demonstrating required qualifications and relevant experience to execute the task.

The proposal should indicate the following:

  • Understanding and interpretation of the assignment.
  • CVs of key personnel to be engaged in the production of documentary.
  • Documentary synopsis including description of methodology and work plan (not exceeding three pages).
  • Demonstration of technical ability to produce the documentary.
  • A budget not exceeding $3,000.

Interested applicants should send an email to info[at] with the subject heading ‘Application for consultancy services for production of documentary film on artisanal mining in Uganda’.

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