Native American Short Films for PBS Pilot

Call for Entries  –  Deadline:  Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Futuro Media Group in conjunction with NAPT is requesting short (very short) independent film submissions to air as part of a PBS pilot called America By the Numbers. The pilot episode is called Do It Yourself (DIY) Democracy. Qualifying short film submissions that are one to three minutes in length would be the ender segment of a half-hour television pilot that will air nationally on PBS, anchored by PBS and NPR correspondent Maria Hinojosa.

We are looking for a short live action or animated film – it could be narrative or documentary or performance.  It could be an original piece or a short excerpt from a larger piece or a work in progress.

Though our budget is limited, we are offering an honorarium for the work, credit (of course), and the opportunity for the work to be seen nationally on PBS. We would also hope that this collaboration encourages an on-going relationship with America By the Numbers should we go to series.

The pilot is being produced by The Futuro Media Group a non-profit media company dedicated to producing multi-platform journalism that respects and celebrates the diversity of the American Experience and reports on critical issues and stories that are often overlooked by mainstream media.  It is being funded by the National Minority Consortia including NAPT and the Ford Foundation.

Please submit your films as a link to vimeo or You Tube and send the links to both Georgiana Lee at NAPT glee3@unl.edu

and to Martha Spanninger at Futuro Media Group mspanninger@futuromediagroup.org

Or send a DVD to:

Martha Spanninger

The Futuro Media Group

87 Lafayette St.

New York, NY 10013

Any questions call the Futuro Office:   646-484-4650 or 646-484-4658

The deadline for submissions is February 25, 2012.

For more information, please visit: www.nativetelecom.org/events/2012/02/request_native_american_short_film_use_pbs_pilot.