BMSS Texas – BPM’s third regional summit – will bring together 100 guests, including filmmakers/content creators of color, foundations, tech, distributors, and social justice leaders for a day of collaboration and discussion about new strategies designed to support diverse black stories — from development through distribution. The Texas summit is one of several that Black Public Media will co-host in locations across the country during its 40th anniversary year. These events continue the conversation started at the inaugural Black Media Story Summit in 2018 and aim to galvanize local efforts to amplify black stories.
The Black Media Story Summit Texas is co-presented by Black Public Media, the Houston Cinema Arts Society and the Austin Film Society. It is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, with additional funds from the Ford Foundation.
Featured speakers include journalists, funders, public media organizations, and social justice thought leaders.
The Black Media Story Summit Texas will take place on the final day of the annual Houston Cinema Arts Festival, a five-day, multi-venue festival that includes a multitude of narrative and documentary films, live multimedia performances, panel discussions, Meet the Makers workshops, and free outdoor and student field trip screenings that threads all of Houston’s arts together through the medium of film.