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About PitchBLACK

PitchBLACK Forum and Awards is Black Public Media’s annual celebration of excellence in Black media storytelling. The in-person and virtual audience for PitchBLACK includes funders, distributors and industry leaders. This year’s PitchBLACK Forum will take place on Wednesday, April 24. The PitchBLACK awards will be held Thursday, April 25. Tickets for PitchBLACK Forum 2024 are free, but registration is required. 

To date, PitchBLACK has:

PitchBLACK Film Forum

The PitchBLACK Film Forum features teams of documentary filmmakers pitching their projects to a panel of public media executives and funders. Forum winners can receive up to $150K in production funding. 

PitchBLACK Immersive Forum

The PitchBLACK Immersive Forum features creative technologists pitching their projects to an expert panel of emerging media professionals and funders. Forum winners can receive up to $75K in project funding.

PitchBLACK Awards

Winners of the PitchBLACK Forum are announced at the PitchBLACK Awards, where we also present our Trailblazer Award and Nonso Christian Ugbode Emerging Media Fellowship. This year, we’ll also announce the newest recipient of the Jacquie Jones Memorial Fund award.