And the Winner Is...

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The 2017 PBS Online Film Festival has come to a close and the results are in.

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Recap: 2016 People's Choice Winner

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The films are in and the popcorn is ready. We’re finally back for another exciting summer with the PBS Online Film Festival, and for two weeks, you’ll have the opportunity to view 25 short films and vote for all of your favorites.

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Our Voices Are Rarely Heard Q&A

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PBS spoke with Reporter and Producer Gabrielle Canon and Director and Editor Cali Bondad about the artistic decisions and subjects in their short documentary on solitary confinement, Our Voices Are Rarely Heard.

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Our Nation Q&A

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Writer, Cinematographer and Co-Producer David Mallin spoke with PBS about race in Our Nation, and how the film ends with a message of inclusiveness.

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Guns on Campus Q&A

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Producer Joanne Elgart Jennings spoke with PBS about Guns on Campus, taking us behind the subjects featured in her film and how she hopes this will impact discussion surrounding campus carry.

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Amigas with Benefits Q&A

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Amigas with Benefits tells a familiar story of coming out through the eyes of an elderly subject. Writer, Producer and Director Adelina Anthony spoke with PBS about why she chose to tell her story from this point of view.

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Host a PBS Online Film Festival Viewing Party

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We're kicking off the 2017 PBS Online Film Festival and we want you to celebrate with us! Enjoy this year's films with our exclusive viewing party kit.

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SunGhosts Q&A

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Director Michael Lowney and Producer Vanessa Perez spoke with PBS about the SunGhost's creative process and how they came to be the subject of this short documentary

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Sarina Brewer: Rogue Taxidermy Sculptor Q&A

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Bringing fantastic ideas into fruition is Sarina Brewer's passion in this short documentary. Director and Producer Kate McDonald and Director, Producer and Editor Ryan Klabunde answered some questions about her particular type of artwork and what drew them to her story.

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You Can Go Q&A

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The tense, timely story of You Can Go symbolizes many anxieties prevalent in American society today. Director Christine Turner talked about her focus on mental illness and her conscientious storytelling with PBS.

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Osama Esid: Photographer Q&A

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Director and Producer Kate McDonald and Director of Photography and Editor Brennan Vance spoke with PBS about discovering Osama for this project, and his dedication and passion for his unique form of photography.

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Maria Q&A

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Maria tells a tale of immense loss, and how one family is able to overcome this. Producer Karin Williams answered questions from PBS about the inspiration for this story and how the film conveys such emotion.

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Periphery Q&A

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Periphery's Director John Barber IV and Director of Photography Mariah Iltis spoke with PBS about the inspiration for their work, and the significance of their film's conclusion.

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Finding America: The Fresh Prince of Anacostia Q&A

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PBS spoke with Lead Producer Katie Davis, Field Producer Aidan Un and Video Editor Josh Banville about Kymone Freeman's passion for social justice in Finding America: The Fresh Prince of Anacostia.

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Little Man Q&A

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Little Man highlights the power of visual and performance arts with Steven Rodriguez's story and Artist and Animator Philip Ashby's animation. Philip spoke with PBS about his specific animation style and why this story is important to hear.

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