Reel Digital is a day-long innovative digital video lab aimed at connecting independent, emerging content creators based in the South with local public television stations. Following a promotion, application and selection process, up to 25 regional filmmakers/producers will be invited to attend the lab (at no cost) which will feature an overview of public media’s robust digital content, panels on digital video best practices and creative approaches, and networking opportunities with filmmaking organizations, festivals, and distributors. The lab is also a collaboration between Reel South, PBS stations, and local independent filmmakers, whereby creatives are commissioned to create Reel Digital-informed media projects locally.
Reel Digital is an innovative, digital video lab that was piloted at Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) in Fall of 2019 and moved virtually in 2020. Plans for the next iteration of the conference will be announced summer 2021.
Funding for Reel Digital is provided by the National Endowment for the Art.