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South Florida PBS’s film-maker project supports our local talent by providing the platform needed to disseminate their films to a new audience.  Watch our local filmmakers take center stage, with stories that define this community, explore diverse themes, question public opinion, and deepen the understanding of ourselves and our neighbors.

The film-maker series has proudly aired 87 films across four seasons. All of those films were made by our neighbors, right here in South Florida, proving again, that with a supportive local film community, impactful movies can be made outside of Hollywood and New York.

As with previous seasons, the film·maker initiative will serve filmmakers from the Keys to the Treasure Coast and the series will reach an audience of over 6.3 million. South Florida PBS with support from local film organizations will connect talented local filmmakers with this massive regional audience.

Season 5 Call for Entries

The film-maker project is back with a fifth season, offering our region’s storytellers a unique opportunity for broadcast distribution – both locally and nationally. Films are chosen for broadcast by a panel of working filmmakers and reps from cinematic arts organizations in the region.

Is there a catch? It’s got to be local baby!

Local director, local crew, local talent, filmed locally – Key West to Sebastian Inlet. Oh, and your film must be under 30 minutes, never broadcast, less than 2 years old, and with limited or no profanity, and no nudity.

The film-maker Project proudly accepts entries on FilmFreeway, click the button below to learn more and submit your film.

Meet the Film Makers

Season 1 Film Makers

Meet the film makers featured in Season 1 of Film Maker.

Season 2 Film Makers

Meet the film makers featured in Season 2 of Film Maker.

Season 3 Film Makers

Meet the film makers featured in Season 3 of Film Maker.

Season 4 Film Makers

Meet the film makers featured in Season 4 of Film Maker.

Film Maker is Made Possible By:

National Endowment for the Arts


South Florida PBS Arts Challenge

Lydia Harrison

Alfred Lewis

The Dunspaugh-Dalton Foundation