The Public Media Award of Excellence! - created ‘For’ the Producer ‘By’ the Producers, honors Independent Producers on Public & Cable Access Television throughout the nation. We recognize Independent Producers and the hard work and commitment that goes into producing original programs and it is our goal to celebrate them. This festival consists of screenings, keynote speakers, panel discussions and after party events.

All Independent Producers are welcome to submit their shows. We are looking for programs produced by Independent Producers who broadcast on Public and Cable Access channels that integrate multiple digital platforms using today's new media & technology (see categories).

The Public Media Awards is a new addition to the People's Film Festival which is an initiative of The People’s Media Music & Arts Foundation (TPMMAF) —a non-profit organization whose objective is to promote awareness in independent music, media and art across the globe while encouraging those to develop a greater appreciation and understanding for cultural diversity in film, media, music & art.

Official Selections in each category will be screened during the festival and Winners of The People's Public Media Awards of Excellence will be presented with an award at The OOLEE's Public Media Award Breakfast during the 8th Annual People’s Film Festival in Harlem, New York, which will take place May 30- June 1, 2019.

ELIGIBILITY
All Shows Are Eligible for Submission
• ENTRANTS MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER
• FOREIGN-LANGUAGE PROGRAMS MUST HAVE ENGLISH SUBTITLES
• MUST CURRENTLY TELECAST ON A PUBLIC/CABLE ACCESS CHANNEL.
• PROGRAMS MUST BE CREATED AND FUNDED BY INDEPENDENT PRODUCERS.
• PROGRAMS MUST BE COPYRIGHTED.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
• Entry Length/Formats” All Entries must be – 5 mins to – 30 minutes for ½ hour programming or 60mins for 1 hour programming in length for each submission.
• ALL SUBMISSIONS SHOULD BE SENT TO US AS SECURE ONLINE SCREENERS. PMAE no longer accepts DVD/BluRay screeners as standard submissions.
• You can submit via FilmFreeway, or Link to other online streaming sites, i.e. (YouTube).
• Producers may submit more than one show however; each show must have its own Entry Form and Entry Fee.
• Completion Date - We accept all shows There is no mandatory completion date for your show submission.

AWARDS & PRIZES
Official Selections in each category will be screened during the festival and Winners of The People's Public Media Awards of Excellence will be presented with an award at The OOLEE's Public Media Award Breakfast during the 8th Annual People’s Film Festival in Harlem, New York, which will take place May 30-June 1, 2019.

RULES & TERMS
SUBMISSION CHECKLIST:
[ ] ENTRY FEE
[ ] COMPLETED & SIGNED ENTRY FORM
[ ] Digital formats accepted: Secure Online Screener through FilmFreeway
[ ] High Resolution digital images of program
[ ] Synopsis (Under 100 Words) [ ] Complete / Cast / Credit List /Producer Bio
[ ] Link to online trailer: Trailer URL: _____________

By submitting ___________________________________________________ (show/project title), I/We have read, understood and accept the rules, regulations and guidelines for participation in The Public Media Awards of Excellence /The Peoples Film Festival. I/We warrant the submission of my/our original work and there are no disputes regarding the ownership of the submission and this film is not subject to any litigation nor is any litigation threatened. I/We also warrant the submitted material does not defame or invade the rights of any person living or dead and I/We will indemnify and hold harmless The OOLEE’S—Public Media Awards of Excellence, THE PEOPLE'S Film Festival, The People’s Media Music & Arts Foundation, its directors, management, staff, and sponsors, and defend them against all claims, demands, losses damages, judgments, liabilities and expenses (including attorney's fees) arising out of TPPMA’s exhibition and promotion of said program- should such show be programmed as part of the 2019 The OOLEE—Public Media Awards of Excellence /THE PEOPLE'S Film Festival. I am legally authorized to enter this video/film/animation in TPPMA and I give the festival committee the right to use my film, video, animation and/or experimental project including promotional stills and information to promote my project in The OOLEES—Public Media Awards of Excellence /PEOPLE'S FILM FESTIVAL 2019.

The PUBLIC MEDIA AWARDS is an initiative of The People’s Media Music & Arts Foundation (TPMMAF) .—a non-profit organization whose objective is to promote awareness in independent music, media and art across the globe while encouraging those to develop a greater appreciation and understanding for cultural diversity in film, media, music & art.

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  • La-Verne Gittens

    The festival is a great achievement.

    July 2018
  • Viviana Puello-Grimandi

    A very professional award program, we are honored to have participated among so many outstanding producers. Thanks for an excellent work and for the encouragement to independent producers.

    July 2018
  • Definitely a great event, as well as showed respect and support for independent producers

    June 2018
  • Shihyun Wang

    Wonderful festival. so proud to be part of it.

    June 2017