Black Public Media offers funding, distribution & professional development support for independent producers at all stages of their career. To receive announcements about any of our programs register on the Producer’s Portal and sign up to receive the Black Public Media Newsletter.
The 360 Incubator + Fund is a development and fellowship program that builds a critical and holistic ecosystem of support for filmmakers and their projects. The program is designed for independent producers of non-fiction projects for broadcast and web, fiction projects for the web, and interactive or emerging media projects about the black experience. Offering workshops, one-on-one mentoring from seasoned media makers, network building, and tools for a successful pitch, 360 Incubator accelerates the experience of preparing a project for production and distribution opportunities, and allows a cohort of talented and often boundary breaking content creators to position their projects effectively in a productive and supportive environment.
Pitch Black Forum
The Pitch Black Forum is a dynamic and unique opportunity for both filmmakers and industry leaders. Filmmakers are provided a platform and opportunity to gain firsthand experience pitching their project. Industry professionals have an opportunity for partnership and receive an exclusive opportunity to preview innovative content. Pitch Black is the culminating event for the 360 Incubator + Fund program, and enables participants to compete for funding in a high-stakes, yet supportive environment.
An anthology series featuring independent documentaries and short films about life, art, and culture from the contemporary African Diaspora. The only series on US public television that focuses solely on stories from the African Diaspora, AfroPoP provides authentic and accurate representations of the many black and African ethnic groups that reside in the United States and allows audiences to explore connections. The series profiles artists, explores social and human rights issues, and examines contemporary culture from several African Diaspora perspectives.
To be considered for the next season of AfroPoP, register on Black Public Media Producer’s Portal and complete the submission application.