How does one apply to PSBT to make a documentary film?

PSBT ordinarily invites proposals from independent filmmakers for its Film Fellowships, once or twice a year. A commissioning brief is announced and filmmakers are invited to submit proposals in keeping with the broad outline provided. Filmmakers can submit their proposals using the proposal form available online. We encourage filmmakers to ordinarily submit proposals in response to an open call since there are greater chances of their proposals being considered when PSBT is actively seeking to commission films.

However, PSBT is always open to exceptional proposals and if filmmakers feel they have something to propose, outside of the regular commissioning cycle, they could submit their proposal at any time of the year, using the General Commissioning Proposal Form. These proposals get submitted to our general pool of proposals, which we may consider in the future, depending on our resources.