On August 31, 2023, Firelight Media hosted an informational webinar about submitting a proposal to the new season of the documentary short film collection 'HOMEGROWN: A Part Of/Apart From.'
Firelight Media, Black Public Media (BPM), Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB) and Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC) invite emerging filmmakers living in the U.S. territories and Hawai'i – and their diasporic communities – who identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color (BIPOC) to submit proposals or works-in-progress for the second season of regionally-focused digital shorts series, HOMEGROWN: A Part Of/Apart From. Eligible U.S. territories include Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa.
Eight selected filmmakers will receive $45,000 each to produce an 8-15 minute non-fiction short film. The filmmakers will work with Firelight Media, BPM, LPB, PIC, and PBS from development through distribution, and will receive mentorship by established independent filmmakers. Additionally, filmmakers will be paired with a local public media station for editorial and audience engagement support, with a focus on local expertise and communities. Selected films will be distributed through PBS Digital Studios via the flagship PBS YouTube channel with a planned release for winter 2024.
Learn more and apply here: bit.ly/homegrown-rfp