JOIN BPM AT THE PBS SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2020

Streaming Now on PBS, YouTube and Facebook

  • BPM is proud to partner with PBS to present the ninth annual PBS Short Film Festival. The 2020 festival features 25 short films and several watch parties. All shorts are available for streaming from Mon., July 13-Fri., July 24. 

BPM entered Opiyo Okeyo's film The Birth of Afrobeat  as one of the films competing in the festival's Humanity category. The four  other categories include: Environment, Culture, Family, and Race. When you stream films, please remember to vote.

Watch parties are a fun way to enjoy these films. There is one watch party scheduled for each of the five film categories and two additional watch parties will feature all 25 films. All but one of the watch parties are hosted on the PBS Short Film Festival Facebook page. 

Watch Party Schedule

Family Category Watch Party: July 14, 5 p.m. EDT
Race Category Watch Party: July 16, 5 p.m. EDT
Environment Category Watch Party: July 17, 5 p.m. EDT
Culture Category Watch Party: July 19, 5 p.m. EDT
Humanity Category Watch Party: July 22, 5 p.m. EDT
All Category Watch Party 1: July 23, noon EDT

All Category Watch Party 2: July 23, main PBS Facebook page, 5 p.m. EDT

Want friends to join you? Use the festival watch party kit to create invitations, and consult the festival recipe book for diy snacks. Watch parties don't fit your schedule? Stream them at your convenience. Award recipients will be announced soon after the festival. Enjoy!

Tony Allen (Film Still 1)

Percussionist Tony Allen in The Birth of Afrobeat, by Opiyo Okeyo

HOW TO VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE PBS SHORT

 

Here is how to watch and cast your votes during the 2020 PBS Short Film Festival:

Watch on PBS Online and click the "heart" button to vote.

Watch on the PBS Video App: Download the app, tap the festival image and select a film; each stream counts as a vote. 

Watch on YouTube and click the "thumbs up" button to vote.

Watch on Facebook and click the "like" button or the "heart" emoji to vote.

All votes must be in by Fri., July 24. Happy streaming!

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