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Black Public Media hosts several events annually. We also partner with a variety of organizations
on professional development training and public screenings. Check out our upcoming events below.


BPMplus Art & Tech Showcase at TORRENTS

Black Public Media presents BPMplus Art & Tech Showcase at TORRENTS held at the Eaton Hotel Cinema in Washington D.C on Saturday, November 11 from 3-5 pm (EST). Join us for impactful presentations...

A BPM Special IG Live Conversation with Sam Pollard and Ben Shapiro

On Friday, October 27 BPM Program Director Denise Greene had an exclusive Instagram Live conversation with directors Sam Pollard and Ben Shapiro about their latest collaboration: Max Roach: The Drum...

The Art of Producing with Stacy L. Holman

Want to learn producing vs directing, what producers do, how to find them, or the relationship between directors and producers? Join us for a talk with producer and director Stacy L. Holman on...

Remembering Black Wall Street: An IG Live Conversation

On Friday, October 20, filmmaker Nailah Jefferson talked about her powerful film Descended from the Promised Land: The Legacy of Black Wall Street on BPM’s IG Live. She was interviewed by...

Open Call Information Session

This year, Black Public Media hosting virtual information sessions to help potential applicants learn more about our open call for climate stories, review all application requirements, and ask...

‘Buffalo Soldiers’ Screening

Freedom Summer Screening: Black Public Media is hosting virtual screenings this summer with fellow public media partners as we highlight stories on people and movements that personify liberation. In...


PitchBLACK is Black Public Media’s dynamic pitch forum and awards program for documentary and immersive media makers. Each year, media makers in film and immersive media come together to pitch their projects to a panel of industry executives and funders in hopes of being awarded up to $150K in project funding. Winning projects often go on to be distributed on various public media outlets.

African Diaspora
Film Club

In collaboration with the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco, BPM co-produces a bimonthly series of virtual conversations with Black media storytellers from across the globe. The free, online discussions are moderated by California Newsreel Co-director Cornelius Moore and are attended by filmmakers, educators, students, artists, and documentary film lovers.

Black Media
Story Summits

Since 2018, BPM has hosted two national Black Media Story Summits, and several regional and topical story summits in Baltimore, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Michigan Newark, North Carolina, and Houston. The purpose of these gatherings is to bring media makers together with other community stakeholders so they can explore ways that media makers might create content that captures the Black experience and inspires change.

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