South Florida PBS’s film-maker project offers our region’s aspiring storytellers a unique opportunity for broadcast distribution.

South Florida's homegrown film talent is beginning to garner national and international recognition. South Florida PBS’s film·maker program is an effort to help avoid a talent drain by providing local filmmakers with the platform needed to disseminate their films.

The film·maker initiative will serve filmmakers from the Keys to the Treasure Coast and reach an audience of over 6.3 million. South Florida PBS with support from local film organizations will connect talented local filmmakers with a major new audience.

Tune in to South Florida PBS in June of 2021 to watch our local filmmakers take center stage, with stories that define this community, explore diverse themes, and deepen understanding of ourselves and our neighbors.

● Dedicated broadcast of films to over 6.3 million TV households

● Distribution through South Florida PBS’ existing platforms and optional distribution on mobile, Roku, Apple TV, and Fire TV, associated with the South Florida PBS brand

● Compensation in the form of an acquisition fee

● Participation in a companion digital series featuring interviews as well as individual profiles and access to portfolios

● The film was made in South Florida (Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, or St. Lucie Counties) by a local production team

● Only one film can be submitted per filmmaker

● The film can be from any genre - documentary or narrative fiction

● The film must be less than 30 minutes in length

● The film must less than 2 years old

● The film has not yet been broadcast

● The film contains no or limited profanity

● Open to filmmakers of all ages and experience

Overall Rating
  • Annik Babinski

    Fantastic opportunity! An honor to work with PBS.

    July 2021
  • Carla Forte

    Incredible opportunity!!!! I LOVE THE FILM-MAKER PROJECT!!!!

    July 2021
  • Sandra Portal-Andreu

    Was so happy to have my film Labyrinth be part of their 1st episode. It was a huge honor to my work shown on PBS.

    February 2021
  • Mariana Serrano

    Fantastic! Absolutely loved being a part of The Film-maker Project. The organizers are very communicative throughout the process and make everyone feel included. Overall an amazing opportunity for showcasing a short film.

    August 2020
  • Excellent opportunity for local filmmakers in South Florida. We had our project shown on PBS South Florida and later streaming on their Youtube channel.

    August 2020