INPUT (International Public Television), is a 30-year-old international broadcasting conference aimed at broadcasters, independent television producers, directors, writers and technical service providers in the television sector. This unique event — held in a different country each year — encourages the development of public service television by screening and debating the most outstanding programmes from around the world. INPUT 2008 Conference (4-10 May 2008), will be held at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
INPUT 2008 invite filmmakers, broadcasters, and independent producers to submit their films for the national selection process, by 31 October 2007. The final stage of the international selection of films to be shown at INPUT 2008 will take place in February 2008.
Programmes and films considered for selection are from all genres and must have been produced after September 2006. They should be provocative, innovative, creative, entertaining, generating debate, controversy and could include the utilization of new technologies. However, the programmes must have aired on at least one television station, or have a stations’ promise to be aired before the Input Conference.
Should your programme or film be selected in the national round, it will be sent to the international selection process that takes place in February 2008 in Berlin, Germany.
Filmmakers may submit films in DVD format for this first stage of selection, by mailing them to INPUT 2008, PO BOX, CRESTA, 2118 or delivering them to INPUT 2008, 22 First Avenue, Linden, Johannesburg. The deadline for submissions is 31 October 2007.
Submission forms will be available on www.input2008.org.za, which will be launched on 1 October 2007.
Submissions are made entirely at your own expense and risk. INPUT 2008 will not return copies of films or programmes submitted for selection. INPUT 2008 will only contact those filmmakers and producers whose submissions are successful.
The INPUT 2008 Conference is hosted by the South African Broadcasting Corporation in partnership with the African Broadcast Media Partnership, National Film & Video Foundation, Gauteng Film Commission and the Gauteng Tourism Authority.