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Season 7 Call for Entries!

Reel South is now accepting film submissions for the next broadcast season (2022) for PBS audiences. Reel South seeks films that focus on the people, issues, and culture of our region. The series showcases films that cover a broad range of topics and filmmaking styles: from public affairs or social issues to more personal or experimental works. Particular topics of interest include social justice and civil rights, the economy, the environment, as well as arts and culture. In terms of style and format, narrated and non-narrated films are considered along with first person or point of view projects, observational films, and news documentaries.

Filmmakers based in the South are given priority but all films based set in the South will be eligible.

Submit your film via Submittable here.




Season 6 of Reel South tackles this moment in American life with nuance and camaraderie. This collection of films finds common ground through ritual and participation with stories that face up to the past and bend to the future by finding pathways away from absolution and toward equity.


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REEL SOUTH is a cooperative documentary series between the South’s PBS-member stations: PBS North Carolina, South Carolina ETV, Alabama Public Television, Arkansas PBS, Louisiana Public Broadcasting, Texas Tech Public Media, and Virginia's VPM. Support for Reel South is brought to audiences by the National Endowment for the Arts, Center for Asian American Media, and by SouthArts.

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