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About PitchBLACK

PitchBLACK Forum and Awards is Black Public Media’s annual three-day celebration of excellence in Black media storytelling. To date, PitchBLACK has:

The in-person and virtual audience for PitchBLACK includes funders, distributors and industry leaders. Tickets for PitchBLACK 2023 are free, but registration is required. 

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.