To The Contrary, a PBS show dedicated to discussing issues from diverse perspectives, will hold their first annual film festival. Winners will have their documentaries broadcasted on national television.
First launched in 1992, To The Contrary has given a space for women to discuss issues impacting themselves, children and their diverse communities. Almost 25 years later, they are still committed to this mission and through this film festival, will work to achieve it in a new way.
If you are a first-time documentarian who completed a program in 2015 which highlights the struggles of women, girls or diverse communities, consider applying to this feeless contest. Winners’ documentaries will air on To The Contrary, which airs on 91% of PBS stations nationwide, on Canadian television and Voice of America internationally.The five categories include:
- Current event documentaries that highlight issues in the United States
- Current event documentaries that highlight issues globally
- Documentaries chronicling the history of a woman’s movement from any era (can be profiles of influential women)
- Documentaries about the changing cultural attitudes on gender from a woman’s perspective
- Undergraduate or graduate student documentaries that fall into any of the above categories
Submissions opened on March 14 and will close May 15. Winners will be announced July 29.
To read the full rules and guidelines, click here.