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Submitting a Film to Alabama Public Television

Alabama Public Television (APT) is committed to partnerships with – and promoting the production of – amateur, student and professional filmmakers and their films and broadcasting these works. Films must demonstrate educational value and relevance to Alabama documenting the 'Alabama' story. They should inform, inspire and educate, and cover topics which are relevant to the cultural history of the state, its people and places.

The productions should demonstrate compelling stories which are accurate and maintain journalistic integrity (truthfulness, accuracy, objectivity, impartiality, fairness and public accountability).

They should be of superior production quality (audio, video, editing, scripting), 56:46 or 26:46 in length, and meet PBS editorial standards (PDF). All required releases, permissions, and licenses must be secured and there may be no restrictions imposed on APT for possible airing and/or sponsorship opportunities.

To submit your film:

Please complete this Film Submission Form and send to to Alabama Public Television (PDF)

Please be familar with PBS editorial standards (PDF)

Send both film submissions and proposal submissions with submission release to:

APT Film Submission Committee
Alabama Public Television
2112 -11th Avenue South, Ste. 400
Birmingham, AL 35205

Allow 4-6 weeks for review of submissions. All filmmakers will receive notification by mail of rejection or acceptance. If accepted, filmmaker(s) will be contacted for subsequent meetings.

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