Public Media Connect Seeking Independent Films from Local Filmmakers
Today, Public Media Connect (PMC) announced a call for entries for short films from local filmmakers. The films submitted will be nominated for inclusion in the fourth annual PBS Online Film Festival. The PBS Online Film Festival showcases powerful stories from filmmakers across the country and reaches an engaged audience. Dates for the 2015 PBS Online Film Festival and the featured films will be announced at a later date.
PMC is the regional partnership of two PBS stations, CET in Cincinnati and ThinkTV in Dayton. PMC operates three multichannel public television stations providing programming and educational services in the greater Cincinnati and Dayton region.
Since the PBS Online Film Festival’s launch in 2012, the festival has featured diverse films from PBS member stations, Independent Lens and POV. Collaborations with public television producers, including the Center for Asian American Media, Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB), National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC), Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC), Wisconsin Media Lab and Vision Maker Media have also been included. The PBS Online Film Festival has attracted more than one million video streams and more than 100,000 votes over the first three years.
All PBS Film Festival submissions must be received by 11pm Tuesday, March 17. Submissions can be sent electronically to FilmFestival@PublicMediaConnect.org. You can also mail or drop submissions off at:
Attn: PBS Online Film Festival
1223 Central Parkway
Cincinnati, Ohio 45214
Attn: PBS Online Film Festival
110 South Jefferson Street
Dayton, Ohio 45402
About Public Media Connect
Public Media Connect is Southwest Ohio’s leading provider of education and enrichment in both living rooms and classrooms, serving more than 3 million people in the Greater Cincinnati and Dayton communities. Through PBS and local programming, innovative multimedia curriculum projects, parent workshops and professional development for teachers, Public Media Connect – CET and ThinkTV – positively impacts our community with rich and diverse resources.
PMC’s mission is to strengthen the communities and region we serve by providing content and services that engage, inspire and inform, educate and entertain, fostering culture and citizenship, the joy of learning and the power of diverse perspectives.
Public Media Connect serves viewers and learners in the following counties: Adams, Brown , Butler, Clark, Clermont, Clinton, Darke, Fayette, Greene, Hamilton, Highland, Miami, Montgomery, Preble and Warren in Ohio; Dearborn, Decatur, Fayette, Franklin, Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley, Rush, Switzerland, Union and Wayne in Indiana; Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Harrison, Henry, Kenton, Mason, Owen, Pendleton, Robertson, Scott and Trimble in Kentucky.
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