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Festival Begins July 15

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Since its launch in 2012, the PBS Online Film Festival has featured diverse films from PBS member stations, the minority consortia, and ITVS and POV. Starting July 15, viewers can once again watch, vote and share their favorites.  The PBS Online Film Festival has attracted more than 7 million video streams over the first seven years.


Black Public Media Center for Asian American Media Connecticut Public Detroit Public TV Film School Shorts Illinois Public Media Independent Lens KLRU Austin Louisiana Public Broadcasting The National Association of Latino Independent Producers NET Nebraska Latino Public Broadcasting Pacific Islanders in Communications POV Reel South To the Contrary Twin Cities Public Television Vision Maker Media World Channel New York Public Media WSIU Public Broadcasting


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From a filmmaker perspective, we have also been extremely grateful for the exposure that our film received because of the Online Film Festival. It's very humbling and encouraging to know that the stories from an isolated place like West Texas, still resonate and speak to the human experience across the country.

— Reagan Doyal, Education Content Coordinator, KTTZ-Texas Tech, 2016 Festival Partner


The PBS Online Film Festival as a whole opened eyes with key community leaders who now understand that WCVE has the means to elevate a local initiative to a national level.

— John Felton, General Manager, WCVE Richmond, 2013 Festival Partner


The PBS Online Film Festival widened the audience for my short film, My Dear Americans, and also gave visibility to the film's characters that often exist at the periphery of American society. ... For such a small film to make such an impact would not have been possible if it were not for the PBS Online Film Festival.

— Filmmaker Arpita Kumar, 2014 Festival Winner

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