INPUT - the International Public Television Conference - is an annual weeklong public media showcase where the rules of broadcasting are challenged and redefined. This event is the only international conference that focuses specifically on the innovative programs produced by public media as opposed to commercial broadcasters. INPUT is dedicated to the proposition that public broadcasting should be public service in the public interest; that access to the most honest, innovative, provocative, courageous and challenging broadcasting is a universal fundamental human right.
INPUT is open to all Public Service Broadcasters, as well as production companies or individuals producing programs for broadcast on public service channels. INPUT is looking for recent public service television and online productions, that are provocative, courageous or break new grounds. Submitted productions may not have any original publish or broadcast date prior to January 1, 2020. Programmes that were made for television but have not yet been broadcast are also eligible. Productions submitted to the conference may not include any commercial advertising.
A co-production will be regarded as the submission of whichever organization submits it. All co-production partners must be named on the submission form. It will be presumed by INPUT and the conference host that the other co-producers have agreed to the programme being submitted.
INPUT shall have the right to
screen the programme during the yearly conference and make it available in the video library to registered conference delegates,
screen the programme during Mini-INPUT events during one year after the main conference and
release stills and excerpts of up to 3 minutes from any submission for screening free of charge by TV stations reporting on the conference or for use on the Internet or other media.
The registration of a submission for INPUT implies full acceptance of these Rules.