Participant Media will award $5,000 grants to five film-makers as part of its involvement with the Pangea Day one-day short film global showcase on May 10.

In addition to the Outstanding Filmmakers Awards Programme, Participant is sponsoring the Filmmaker Development Grant Programme in which all 34 film-makers whose films will be broadcast on television and/or posted on the Pangea Day website are eligible to submit a treatment for a feature film or documentary.

These filmmakers will also compete for the grand prize of $20,000 to continue the development of the treatment and a non-binding first-look deal with Participant for the treatment.

The five winning Outstanding Filmmakers Awards Programme entries are: Dara Kell and Christopher Nizza's South Africa documentary Dear Mandela; Zeina Aboul Hosn's Lebanese documentary I Remember Lebanon; Saleyha Ashan's UK documentary My Mother's Daughter; Ari Kushnir's US documentary Moving Windmills; and Joaquin Baldwin's Paraguayan animated project Papiroflexia.