Make sure you’re eligible! Read the Official Rules.
We want true stories about the fight for gay rights in your town, on your campus or in your community – produced by you!
Your video must be under 3 minutes in length. Any of these styles work. You pick!
• Audio slide show
Show us something about today’s struggle for gay rights that we don’t know. We are looking for diverse perspectives, fresh approaches to story telling and real American experiences.
To learn more about the gay rights issues in the news right now, visit our LGBT RESOURCE PAGE for all kinds of links to articles and advocacy sites.
Everybody’s story counts, from youth media to seasoned media makers. Open Call is for anyone who is passionate enough to share their work and tell their stories. Youth media groups, classrooms, back-pack journalists, and videobloggers are welcomed and encouraged to submit.
On January 21, the Lab hosted its first Lunch Chat. Questions ranged from what kind of editing software to use to release templates to storyboarding. Read the archive.
Does it have to be news related?
Need some inspiration? Take a look at what some of our other open call producers have done in the past.
You have until February 14th to make your video short and get to our panel of judges. They will help us decide which video may air on PBS along with Stonewall Uprising.
Don't get disqualified from the contest by borrowing someone else's creative content without permission! You must have permission from the Rights holder to use all music, film footage, identifiable locations or people's faces appearing in your short. Visit the Lab's Resource Page for more information on Creative Commons and copyright laws.
How to Submit Your Video Register with us and submit your video to the WGBH Lab website. Be sure to get a YouTube account so we can share your story on our channel and in our social media streams right away. Be sure you do the same!