Frame of Mind
Filmmakers, what’s your frame of mind?
Frame of Mind spotlights independent filmmakers from around Texas. The TV series airs on PBS stations across the state of Texas and this year we’re making it available for streaming on PBS Passport! We are looking for your submissions!
Filmmaker, you made your work so that people can see it. This is an opportunity for your stories to reach exponentially more people. Be part of a television tradition that spans more than 3 decades. Submit your shorts, documentaries, animation and music videos to Frame of Mind. Deadline is April 15.
Frame of Mind is produced by the Video Association of Dallas. We are looking for work that has ties to or is inspired by Texas. The film could be made in Texas OR address some aspect of life in the state OR made by filmmakers currently residing in Texas OR is about a Texan. While we love a good cowboy hat, we know that over 29 million people live here. Their traditions and their stories are far more interesting to us than stereotypes about the state.
For more information, contact Frame of Mind producer Bart Weiss at email@example.com or 214-207-7696.
Awards & Prizes
Filmmakers are paid a one-time fee of $10 per minute.
Rules & Terms
- Must be about Texas, filmed in Texas, or have a Texas director or producer.
- We are looking for all genres, including features, documentaries, shorts, student films and experimental films.
- Please submit a digital file for consideration.
If selected for broadcast, filmmaker must supply either a ProRes or H.264 file, 1920×1080. In addition, if selected, an electronic press kit with filmmaker bios, photo stills, film trailers is required.
In order to be eligible, the film must satisfy one of the following criteria:
- Principally filmed in Texas
- Addresses some aspect of Texas history or culture.
- Key cast or crew (director, producer, screenwriter, actors) are current residents of Texas.
- About a Texan
If selected, Producer will need to sign a contract affirming they have secured all necessary rights, releases and clearances with respect to all persons participating in the production of this program and agrees to hold KERA harmless against all claims, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees which may be suffered due to any breach of these warranties made by the producer. KERA agrees to hold Producer harmless against all claims, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees which may be suffered due to any breach of these warranties made by KERA.
The agreement will be entered into and will be interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas. The rights and responsibilities expressed in the contract will remain with the legal successors to the parties of this agreement.
The agreement embraces the entire understanding of both parties and may not be altered, amended or modified except in writing signed by both parties.