Black Public Media has received a $40,000 award from the National Endowment for the Arts’ Grants for Arts Projects program. The award will support its fellowship and residency program for new works in immersive, interactive and emerging media at the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The initiative is a part of BPMplus, Black Public Media’s program designed to increase Black participation in emerging tech storytelling, which was founded in 2018. The BPM project is one of 1,130 projects across the country, totaling more than $31 million, that were selected during the NEA’s second round of Grants for Arts Projects FY2023 funding cycle.
Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man in the Waterskicks off season 15 of the popular documentary seriesAfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchangewith a look into one of the seminal worksfrom trailblazing choreographer-director Bill T. Jones. The film, by Rosalynde LeBlanc and Tom Hurwitz, is the season opener for the public media series about culture and life across the African diaspora.
BLACK PUBLIC MEDIA ANNOUNCES 2023 PITCHBLACK FORUM AND AWARDS
FEBRUARY 27, 2023
Black Public Media will hold its sixth PitchBLACK Forum — the largest pitch competition for Black, independent filmmakers and creative technologists in the United States — on April 25 and 26. Winners of up to $150,000 in project funding for new documentary filmmaking and immersive media projects will be announced at the PitchBLACK Awards on April 27, honoring award-winning filmmaker and educator Yoruba Richen and emceed by Baltimore-based comedian Sir Alex. PitchBLACK and the PitchBLACK Awards will take place at The Green Space in Manhattan.
The popular documentary seriesAfroPoP: The Ultimate CulturalExchangeis celebrating its landmark15thseason with a deep dive into Black art, the firsttimethe series is presenting an entireseason centered around a single theme. Theaward-winningpublicmediaseries about Black culture and life,co-produced byBlack Public Media(BPM) andWORLD Channel,will immerse viewers in the worlds of internationally recognized artists including trailblazing choreographer/dancer/directorBill T. Jones, international recording star and activistAngélique Kidjo,trailblazingvisual artistBill Traylor,traditional Mozambican dancer and storytellerAtanásioNyusi,and iconic jazz musician Thelonious Monk.
Black Film Space is holding their annual BFS Award ...
Daphnique Springs (Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Comedy Get Down on BET), will host this black tie event recognizing Black leaders who are expanding our culture. Join Black Film Space in celebrating 6 creatives in narrative and nonfiction storytelling at The Gentlemen’s Factory in Downtown Brooklyn on Friday, November 17th!
Not in New York? Don’t worry, the awards will be live-streamed! Get your tickets at blackfilmspace.com/thebfsawards
All proceeds go towards Black Film Space’s mission of enhancing the careers of Black filmmakers. This celebration is being sponsored by The Gotham Film & Media Institute with drinks provided by Uncle Nearest.
#BlackFilmSpace #BFSAwards #TheGotham #UncleNearest #gala
NYCfest! Catch an in-theater screening on Sunday, Nov. 12 at Village East by Angelika in New York City or an online screening anywhere in the U.S. from Nov. 13-26th. BPM community/email subscribers get a special discount on tickets! Find the code in our newsletter.
#DOCNYC #TheCostOfInheritance #FilmFestival #DiscountCode #blackpublicmedia
🎬 Join us today at 3 p.m. ET on Instagram Live ...
with BPM Program Director Denise Greene! We'll be diving into an exclusive conversation with directors Sam Pollard and Ben Shapiro about their latest project: "Max Roach: The Drum Also Waltzes."
The film already premiered on @pbsamericanmasters, and you can now stream it for free on PBS.org until Fri., Nov. 3. See you soon!✨
#BlackFilmmakers #MaxRoachFilm #BlackPublicMedia #MaxRoach #SamPollard #BenShapiro
urvey. Share your thoughts, shape our future, and you might just snag a stylish PitchBLACK tumbler!
Hurry, survey ends Nov. 3. Your voice matters! Link to survey is in our bio!
#BlackPublicMedia #BlackFilmmakers #FilmmakerSurvey #BPMCommunitySurvey #ShareYourVoice
This week's #Dispatch highlights an article from M ...
cKinsey & Company emphasizing the opportunity DEI offers the film industry.
Read more & subscribe to our newsletter on our website to keep up with all things #BPM 🙌🏿 link in our bio
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Dive into the world of film production with produc ...
er/director, Stacey L. Holman
She’ll be discussing producing vs. directing, the role of producers, finding them, and the director-producer relationship.
🗓️ Oct 24, 6:30 PM
📍 The Documentary Forum at CCNY, Harlem
RSVP: link in our bio
Unlock the secrets of filmmaking with Stacey L. Holman from "THE BLACK CHURCH series." 🎥🙌🏿
#Filmmaking #StaceyLHolman #ThirdWorldNewsreel #BlackPublicMedia #BlackStoriesMatter
TOMORROW! Join us for an insightful IG Live conver ...
sation with filmmaker Nailah Jefferson at 3 p.m. ET, as she discusses her powerful film "Descended from the Promised Land: The Legacy of Black Wall Street" with writer/editor and Tulsa descendant Anneliese M. Bruner. 🎬🔥
Fall is in full swing over at BPM 👻 Check out o ...
ur October #Newsletter for premieres, updates, opportunities and more. Subscribe on our website so you don’t miss a thing🙌🏿
Slide 2: “Max Roach: The Drum Also Waltzes” premieres on @pbsamericanmasters on Oct. 6th. Check local listings
Slide 3: AfroPoP Digital Shorts Hosts Online Premiere of Nailah Jefferson’s “Descended from the Promised Land”, Oct. 16th
Slide 4: African Diaspora Film Club Welcomes Alain Gomis Director of “Rewind & Play”, Oct. 22nd
Slide 5: BPM Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with suggested BPM-titles including “Alzheimer’s in Color” by Ramona Latty
Slide 6: @picpacific invites short submissions for its PIC Shorts Fund through Oct. 6th at 11:59pm HST
Slide 7: Ericka Dilday Honored by DOC NYC this Month as Leading Light award recipient. Passes to @docnycfest now available
Follow us and turn on notifications so you don’t miss a thing!😉
#BlackPublicMedia #BlackStoriesMatter #BlackEveryMonth #Updates #October #opportunity #Funding #Filmmakers
Join us for an evening of film and conversation wi ...
th Bhawin Suchak and Ira McKinley, the filmmaking team behind OUTTA THE MUCK and THE THROWAWAYS documentaries.
⏰: Today at 6:30 pm EDT
📍: RSVP on Eventbrite for this virtual event. Link in @thirdworldnewsreel bio
#IraMckinley #BhawinSuchak #pahokee #twneveningseminars
In this month’s #newsletter , we highlight severa ...
l opportunities for you to engage with Black media stories and storytellers — in person and virtually.
Slide 2: If you're in DC during the Congressional Black Caucus week (Sept. 20-24) this month, join us for a special in-person D.C. Mixer on Fri., Sept. 22, at WHUT, 6 p.m. ET.
Slide 3: The submission window for our Open Call for Climate Stories is open through Sept. 25th
Slide 4: BPM Joins Public TV Stations in HBCU Week Celebration in a partnership led by Travis Mitchell from @marylandpublictv & Dennis Palmieri of @impactmediapartners.#HBCUWeekNow
Slide 5: Lakeside's Treasures Comes to AfroPoP Digital Shorts, Sept. 18
Slide 6: Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with BPM-Supported Content
Slide 7: BPM's Lisa Osborne Joins 'Advancing Innovation' Panel During CBC Week. Join her Wed., Sept. 20, 4PM ET at Creator House
Slide 8: Final Open Call Info Session Set for Sept. 21. RSVP now at the link in bio
Slide 9: @picpacific is accepting submissions for its PIC Shorts Fund. The submission portal closes on Oct. 6, 11:59 p.m. HST/ Oct. 7, 5:59 a.m. EST.
Slide 10: @firelight_media, BPM, @latinopublicbroadcasting, & @picpacific invite emerging filmmakers living in the U.S. territories and Hawai'i – and their diasporic communities – who identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color (BIPOC) to submit proposals or works-in-progress for the second season of our regionally focused digital shorts series, HOMEGROWN: A Part Of/Apart From. Applications are due by Mon., Sept. 18.
Find out more information when you sign up for our newsletter on our website! Link in bio🙌🏿
#opportunity #blackstoriesmatter #BlackPublicMedia
Firelight Media, Black Public Media, Latino Public ...
Broadcasting, and Pacific Islanders in Communications invite emerging BIPOC filmmakers living in the U.S. Territories and Hawai‘i – and their diasporic communities – to submit proposals for a new season of documentary short films, HOMEGROWN: A Part Of/Apart From. Eight selected filmmakers will receive $45k each to produce an 8-15 minute non-fiction short film.
Learn more and apply by September 18:
✨Link in bio
Thursday, August 31, join us as we conclude our #F ...
reedomSummer Screening Series with a special installment of BUFFALO SOLDIERS FIGHTING ON TWO FRONTS. Co-presented by @worldchannel, we’ll be joined after the film for a Q&A session with director @druholleyproductions. Don’t miss out!☀️ RSVP at the link in our bio
#blackpublicmedia #blackstoriesmatter #blackeverymonth #BuffaloSoldiers #WORLDchannel #DruHolley