PROGRAMS + EVENTS

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Black Public Media hosts several events annually. We also partner with a variety of organizations on professional development training and public screenings. Check out our upcoming events below.

CURRENT PROGRAMMING

REGIONAL SUMMIT

BLACK MEDIA STORY MINI SUMMITS

PANEL
EVENT

Regional Black Media Story Summits bring together content creators of color, foundations, tech, distributors, and social justice leaders for a day of collaboration and discussion about new strategies to support diverse Black stories.

BLACK MEDIA STORY SUMMIT

BIENNAL NATIONAL CONVENING

PANEL
EVENT

The Black Media Story Summit, in its second convening, invites networks, agents, content creators, and content distributors to come together biennially to discuss the state of Black stories across commercial media, XR, and public television.

INTRO 360 CAMERA

INTRODUCTION TO VR CAMERAS

INTRO
CLASS

Intro to 360 Cameras is a 3-hour seminar for producers, photographers, DPs, coders, directors, and other media makers, who would like to learn the basics of virtual reality production.

BPM AT SXSW

PANEL
EVENT

BPM will be in Austin Thurs. March 12 through Tues. March 17, 2020.  If you'll be in Austin let us know!

Email Lisa Osborne, lisao@blackpublicmedia.org.

PAST EVENTS

PitchBLACK

BIENNAL PITCH EVENT

PITCH
EVENT

After participating in the 360 Incubator+ accelerators, projects are invited to pitch live at an event called, PitchBLACK.  Winning teams are awarded up to $150,000

Pop-Up VR Theaters

MONTHLY

EMERGING
MEDIA

In an effort to increase the number of Black creatives working in VR, AR, and AI—storytelling mediums in which Black talent is vastly underrepresented—BPM launched the BPM+ mixers

Not a Filmmaker, but want to get involved?