Pacific Heartbeat is a nationally distributed public television series produced by PIC in partnership with PBS Hawaii, and is presented and distributed by Boston-based American Public Television. It is an unprecedented collection of critically acclaimed documentaries centered on the Pacific Islander experience. From revealing exposes to rousing musical performances, the series features a diverse array of programs intended to draw viewers into the heart and soul of Pacific Island culture.
Pacific Heartbeat is now seeking submissions for broadcast during the 2016 season. When selecting a film for Pacific Heartbeat, PIC considers a range of factors:
- Compelling storytelling
- Quality of filmmaking
- Timeliness of the story
- National audience appeal
- Accurate and authentic representation of the Pacific Islander experience
- Subject matter that sheds light and encourages thoughtful dialogue on the Pacific Islander experience
PIC does not accept fiction films, instructional films, or docudramas. For the purposes of this series, PIC defines Pacific Islanders as the descendants of the indigenous peoples of Hawai‘i, Guam, American Samoa, the Northern Marianas, and other Pacific Islands of Micronesia, Melanesia, and Polynesia.
For examples of films that have been broadcast as part of the Pacific Heartbeat series, go to www.pacificheartbeat.org.
If you'd like to submit your film for consideration, please review the following pages in our Get Funded section: