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AfroPoP Rolling Call Welcomes Submissions

Features and shorts about the global Black experience are invited

Black Public Media’s award-winning series, AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange, is currently accepting submissions.
The AfroPoP Rolling Call, welcomes long-form documentary projects as well as narrative and nonfiction shorts. Films falling into the  latter category will be considered for inclusion in our AfroPoP Digital Shorts series, which spotlights a new short every month on our YouTube channel.  

As always, we’re looking for strong, completed films that capture the breadth, scope and diversity of the global Black experience. We’re interested in hearing from nonfiction and narrative filmmakers across the field and those who have an eye out for the new talent at HBCUs and other film programs. Submitted films can be about music, art, human rights, sports, politics, health, or anything in between. They should be accessible to a broad audience and open to generating opportunities for effective outreach and engagement activities to reach audiences beyond the public television broadcast. Primarily, we seek documentaries, but we also consider narrative or nonfiction shorts that run 30 minutes or less. Completed programs must be able to meet PBS technical and editorial standards. Submissions are accepted year-round.

“ The Rolling Call allows us to stay in touch with our creative community on an open-door basis as we accept projects of all types for review throughout the year,” says BPM Program Director Denise Greene. “Our monthly release of an AfroPoP digital short allows us to showcase a wide variety of subjects and storytelling styles that speak to niche audiences and lend themselves to powerful engagement opportunities.”