Station Selection Process
The PBS Online Film Festival represents a unique opportunity for any station looking for ways to deepen their involvement with online original content, local independent producers, and to engage its community in new ways.
For the 2018 PBS Online Film Festival, members of the PBS Digital team will review the applications; stations will be chosen based on its commitment to independent film, relationships with filmmakers within the community – including universities, and available on-air/online promotional resources.
After the PBS Digital team reviews this year’s applications, selected stations will submit up to 6 short independent films (3-15 minutes long) to be reviewed by the PBS selection committee; the committee will then choose the films to be showcased in the festival. Participants are also required to ensure that all films submitted have rights cleared for streaming on all PBS digital platforms. In addition, we are asking that 3rd party rights are cleared as well. In upcoming weeks, PBS will provide more guidelines and best practices to participating stations.
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