KQED: Truly CA Season 7 CFE - Feature Docs IP: 18.104.22.168 Posted on November 17, 2010 at 02:27:41 PM by TrulyCA
In the spirit of expanding our commitment to diverse voices and viewpoints, and our belief in the power of independent film to educate, entertain and enlighten audiences, KQED-TV, the PBS station in San Francisco, CA, has created Truly CA, an exciting showcase for the best documentary films about the Golden State.
Truly CA documentaries must be about California in some way -- not just taking place in California. The films must also be primarily shot in California, and made by independent, documentary filmmakers. Our taste is eclectic: we seek films that cover a broad range of topics and filmmaking styles. We look for well-crafted stories featuring compelling characters -stories that are provocative, passionate, and unforgettable. Not only do we want well-told stories, we're interested in well-made films, works that are both thought-provoking and eye-opening.
Submitted rough cuts and fine cuts should be as close to an hour as possible, festival versions are acceptable. However, if a film is selected for the series, filmmakers will be required to cut their projects to a PBS hour (approximately 52-54 minutes) prior to broadcast. Films selected for Truly CA will receive KQED packaging, closed captioning, information about the film on the series website, promotion, an HD copy of their broadcast ready film, and a modest licensing fee for local broadcast rights.
Season 7 Deadline: All materials must arrive at KQED's offices by 5pm, January 11, 2011. This is not a postmark deadline.
For more information or to download the application form: