by Eric Freeland, Director of Online Programming and Promotions
Now going into its second year, PBS.org is recruiting six stations to participate in its 2013 Online Film Festival. Building off the success of its inaugural run in March 2012, the 2013 festival will feature more films and more content partners – there is a call for entries from PBS stations.
The 2013 Online Film Festival will showcase up to 30 short films over three weeks next March. The films will be distributed on PBS.org, the PBS Video Portal (COVE), PBS mobile apps and YouTube. Also, now with the inclusion of local content, the film festival will be made available for stations feature on their COVE portals, websites, and YouTube Channels.
Stations who are interested in participating in this pilot program must fill out a short survey: http://svy.mk/LsHmf7
Deadline: Friday, August 3, 2012. The surveys will be reviewed by members of the PBS Interactive staff and up to six stations will be selected.
The stations selected will join ITVS, POV, and the five members of the minority consortia: The National Black Programming Consortium, The Center for Asian American Media, Latinos in Public Broadcasting, Native Americans Public Telecommunications, and Pacific Islanders in Communications.
FAST FACTS ABOUT THE 2012 PBS ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL
- Reached more than 10-million people via social media channels
- Received more than 320,000 streams
- Received national attention from USATODAY, GIGAOM, The Huffington Post, and ReelScreen