NBPC has a legacy of proudly supporting producers and digital media storytellers who represent the global Black experience. It’s a our goal to provide funding and distribution within our affiliated public media networks including representation on our dedicated online/web series channel BlackPublicMedia.org.
Our executive producers review and consider films for distribution on a rolling basis. We give priority to films that are current and relevant depicting black life and experience in a unique and often overlooked context, largely ignored by popular culture and films. We work with producers who’ll deliver exciting, entrancing stories and locales in a professional manner.
NBPC is also looking for strong stories that will capture the breadth and scope of the diversity of experiences of contemporary African peoples for its television series AfroPoP. Films can be about music, art, social issues, human rights, sports, politics, health, or anything in between. Programs should be accessible to a broad audience, have the potential for a national broadcast, and can be used for effective outreach and engagement activities to reach audiences beyond the public television broadcast. Completed programs must be able to meet PBS technical standards as outlined in the PBS Red Book (for more information visit the PBS Red Book site).
To have your program considered for AfroPoP please submit the following:
- Completed Submission Form
- Personnel Bios for Key Production Personnel (Producer, Director, Writer, Editor)
- Electronic Press Packet (i.e. press clippings, stills, awards, etc…)
- 2 DVD copies of the completed program (DVD’s will not be returned)
Video samples may also be submitted as password-protected online streaming links via services like Vimeo, YouTube, etc.
AfroPoP programs are considered year round.
To submit a completed short or feature length program for consideration please complete this general inquiry form. You may also read our guidelines for AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange to see if your work might fit within those guidelines as it is a separate application.
Please allow 4-6 weeks for a complete review and response to be sent for your application.
NBPC makes its content available for screening to institutions and colleges around the country through limited partnerships. During their window of license content online at BlackPublicMedia.org as well as content featured on AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange may be made available for public screening depending on pre-established producer agreements.All screening events:
- Must be free and accessible to the public.
- Provide easily accessible information about NBPC and content
producers for the audience.
- Must be documented with event photography later submitted to NBPC.
To request titles for screening events please complete this form.