Build Your Digital Portfolio

& Shine a Light on Local Culture

Build Your Digital Portfolio & Shine a Light on Local Culture

Inviting Creators To Be Digital Ambassadors For Humanity!

The Flip the Lens (FTL) Cultural Correspondent Program offers high school & university students the opportunity to build their digital portfolios by creating videos on culture and our shared human condition. Showcase your filmmaking skills to the world!

According to market research, a digital portfolio is essential to securing a professional job, regardless of your chosen industry.

Are you a creator?

Are you intrigued by the human condition?

Do you want to make a difference in the world?

FTL offers a place to learn about what makes us unique and part of a global community through creating, sharing and viewing short videos about others.

Submit Your Video for Publication on the Flip the Lens Channel!

Flip the Lens (FTL) YouTube channel publishes and promotes videos made by content creators from all walks of life and of all ages in four genres:

All the FTL videos focus on our shared human connection to each other and the planet and carry a positive message.

Check out our playlists to explore the uplifting and thought-provoking content FTL features!

Making a Positive Impact with Digital Devices

You don’t need to be a professional to be an FTL contributor!

FTL offers editorial support and how-to tutorials, and the opportunity for everyday people to have their videos published and promoted. In an age of digital devices, selfies, and virtual reality, FTL is a platform where all can make a stand for authenticity, connection, and empathy.

Be Part of a Movement to Bring

Social Media From Me to We

Since its invention about 20 years ago, social media has fostered amazing individual self-expression and creativity. People love sharing where they’ve been, what they’ve done, and interesting content they’ve made or discovered. Our idea is to take that to the next level.

How?

Don’t be an influencer. Be an advocate.
Use a camera as a window. Not a mirror.
Forget selfies. See others.
Collaborate. Connect cultures.
Channel someone’s story.
Change the world.

Hear From Our Culture Correspondents

FTL Cultural Correspondent
Timothy Friend
USA

“Working with Flip the Lens has given me an opportunity to not only learn more about the people around me and how they see the world, but also how social media platforms like YouTube work. I have learned the importance of keywords in the promotion of ideas that are given by these people.”

FTL Cultural Correspondent
Francesca Lamantea
Italy

“The Culture Correspondent program gave me the opportunity to develop my digital storytelling skills and to get experience creating destination marketing videos”.

FTL Cultural Correspondent
Andela Sormaz
Serbia

“My experience as a Culture Correspondent was just great. Being part of a team really allows you to learn what cooperation is. Individually, I had the opportunity to gain experience in the field of content creation by interviewing people, creating a digital marketing campaign, and fine-tuning my video editing skills.”

FTL Cultural Correspondent
Michele Francesco Tagliabue
Italy

“The Culture Correspondent Program gave me the opportunity to cover content creation. Moreover, I am experiencing how it is to work autonomously through a destination marketing project, as well as to work on a team for different tasks”.

FTL Cultural Correspondent
Aida Gonzalez Fraga
Spain 

“As a Culture Correspondent I got a chance to create my own content. To show the place and culture I love in a way that is dear to me”.

FTL Cultural Correspondent
Mahima Gopalkrishna
India

“As a Culture Correspondent, I got a chance to create my own content. To show the place and culture I love in a way that is dear to me. This is something that every travel/culture lover must experience in order to truly understand it.”

Make Films About Topics That Matter & Support the SDGs!

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity. Flip the Lens offers an actionable way for emerging filmmakers to understand the meaning and importance of the SDGs–and to play a role in their implementation.

By filming Flip the Lens video on the topics related to our shared human condition, emerging filmmakers are putting into practice five of the SDGs. The videos filmed by FTL participants are concrete contributions to positive mental health; quality education; reduced inequalities; sustainable cities and communities; and world peace.

Submission Guidelines

Excited to get started? Then check out our submission guidelines, which spell out the step by step process for becoming a Flip the Lens filmmaker!

Paying It Forward

Sharing a sense of connection is a huge part of what Flip the Lens is all about! Share your favorite FTL videos on your social networks.