It’s back! The PBS Online Film Festival returns for its second year, today! The 25 films in the festival, including shorts from Independent Lens and POV, will be available for viewing — and voting — between March 4 to 22. The same goofball hosts from the 2012 festival, Patrick Epino and Stephen Dypiangco of the National Film Society, will return to provide offbeat commentary. The film with the most votes will receive the People’s Choice Award, announced in early April.
The shorts in the festival funded by ITVS — the parent organization behind Independent Lens — range from food justice vocabulary lessons to stories about women’s empowerment and the first child of a Detroit family to graduate from high school. They include The Story of an Egg by Douglas Gayeton (March 8), Brionna Williams (March 10), Can’t Hold Me Back by Betty Bastidas & Madeleine Bair (March 13), and Injunuity: Buried by Adrian Baker (March 14th).
Watch the trailer after the jump!