CPA Boston, Chinatown Community Land Trust, AARW present
PBS Open Call for Emerging Filmmakers
Submit by Friday, April 16th @ 5PM ET
To further amplify the voices of emerging and diverse/BIPOC content creators across public media, PBS has issued an open call for proposals to support long and short-form documentaries produced and created by diverse/BIPOC filmmakers that explore a broad range and collection of experiences, perspectives, and points of view. Proposals may be submitted across a range of genres/themes that resonate with a U.S. audience, including (but not limited to) personal history, arts, culture, science, and democracy/civics.
We welcome innovative approaches and invite you to include animation, found footage, or personal audio/visual material. Originality, creativity, engaging storytelling, and an ability to reach the intended audience are encouraged. All submissions will be reviewed by a group of editorial executives, public media professionals, and filmmakers.
To be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- The filmmaker or production entity must retain copyright and have the ability to clear the project for all PBS platforms.
- Projects may have appeared at film festivals or on broadcast or digital platforms, but the filmmaker must currently hold the copyright or have the ability to grant project rights to PBS.
- The filmmaker or production entity must have artistic, budgetary, and editorial control over the proposed project.
- Applicants must be 18 years of age at time of film submission.
- Applicants must be citizens or legal residents of the United States or its territories.
- Applications should include link(s) to work sample(s) in the form of a sizzle reel, teaser video, or selects from the project.
- Applicants should have previous storytelling experience through a visual medium.