Features and shorts about the global Black experience are invited
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 this year we will 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 will be accepted year-round.
“In reaching the 15th year milestone for our broadcast series, AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange, we saw an opportunity to offer our loyal viewers an extension to the season’s broadcast and reach new viewers with a companion digital series, AfroPoP Digital Shorts. 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. In addition, our monthly release of an AfroPoP Digital Short will allow us to showcase a wide variety of subjects and storytelling styles that speak to niche audiences and lend themselves to powerful engagement opportunities.” — Denise A. Greene, Director of Programs