KERA Arts Story Search

Looking for events? Click here for the Go See DFW events calendar.

Filmmakers, KERA TV’s Looking For Your Work

by Anne Bothwell 8 Feb 2021 3:01 PM

Submit your videos and they may end up airing on the next season of Frame of Mind.


Filmmakers, what’s your Frame of Mind about Texas?

Frame of Mind is the KERA TV series spotlighting independent film: documentaries to animated shorts, narratives to experimental works. The show is produced by Video Association of Dallas and Art&Seek.

And we are taking submissions from filmmakers to consider for broadcast next season (Fall 2021). Find us on Film Freeway to submit your work (max. 57 minutes) for consideration.

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 be made by filmmakers currently residing in Texas OR be 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. Priority will be given to entries that amplify the diversity and breadth of culture in the state.

To get a sense of the breadth – and the variety of our show – check out last season’s lineup  or browse through the stories we share about each show.

For 29 years, Frame of Mind has been a platform for all sorts of Indie filmmakers, from established professionals to high school seniors. The 13-episode season is watched on KERA TV by thousands of North Texans.

It’s curated and produced by Bart Weiss, artistic director of the Video Association of Dallas and producer of “Frame of Mind” since 1995. The show was created in 1991 by Suzanne Dooley and Marlis Schmidt.

We are just thrilled to be able to give some shine to the thriving filmmaking community in Texas.

Deadline for submissions: May 7, 2021

You’ll find more rules and guidelines at Film Freeway, where we’re taking submissions.