Producing with KQED
KQED prides itself as a home and resource for independent producers.
We rely on the creative and resourceful spirit of the Bay Area community to help create public television productions that inform, entertain, and inspire our viewers. It is our desire to draw upon and promote native talent both locally and nationally.
How to Present with KQED
Local Broadcast - Each year KQED programs content produced by independents for local broadcast. We seek to bring the breadth and range of Bay Area cultures and perspectives to our local viewers.
National Distribution - For a fee, KQED Presents, KQED's distribution division, works with independent filmmakers to bring completed and fully-financed productions to the national public broadcasting system.
For consideration for local or national distribution via the PTV system, please submit your documentary or TV series for consideration here:
Film School Shorts - Showcasing the work of emerging filmmakers across the nation, Film School Shorts provides an avenue for outstanding short films made by students to find a national audience. For consideration of your project on the next season of FSS, please submit here
Truly CA - A documentary showcase for short and broadcast-length documentary films focused on stories from the Golden State. For consideration for your project on the next season of Truly CA, please submit here
All submissions for local or national consideration will be screened, but due to the number of submissions, it may take as long as 4 to 8 weeks for a response.