POV’s Annual Call for Entries 2013
POV, public television's premier showcase for independent, nonfiction film seeks programs from all perspectives to showcase in its annual PBS series. All subjects, aesthetic approaches and lengths are welcomed. Films submitted to this open call will be considered for the 2013 season and beyond.
Submissions are evaluated on the basis of their potential impact on a national television audience, their aesthetic approach, directorial vision, contemporary resonance and compatibility with series priorities. When a work makes its television premiere on POV, the base rate is $525 per minute for exclusive PBS broadcast rights for six releases over a period of four years or four releases over a three year period. Completion funds and co-production funds are available on a case-by-case basis.
This rate does not apply to films funded by the NEH, ITVS, PBS, the Minority Consortia or CPB (as public television broadcast has generally already been licensed through that funding), or for a work that has already been broadcast. The exclusivity and standard release period are non-negotiable. Exclusivity may be waived at the discretion of the Executive Director and only under extraordinary circumstances.
For more information: cfe.pov.org