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Looking for a Sci-Fi Fix? Don’t Panic! FUTURESTATES Season 4 Premieres Today

Starting today, the fourth season of FUTURESTATES — public media’s #1 online series of independently-produced, socially conscious, science fiction short films — debuts a new futuristic episode from seven cutting-edge indie filmmakers every Wednesday, kicking off with today’s Elliot King is Third. In 2024, gender is identified by microchip implant, and trans people like Elliot are classified … READ MORE

PBS Correspondent Goes Rogue at SXSW … Hilarity Ensues

On Sunday, another South by Southwest (SXSW) will close its doors on the thousands of festival-goers, wrapping up nine full days of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. With such a wide and varied audience, how can those of us on the sidelines get an inside look at all the shenanigans taking place in … READ MORE

Adrian Baker on Animating Native American Oral History

Sometimes, the shameful chapters of our past deserve to be excavated through an animated short, the form du jour for oral history projects such as StoryCorps. From the PBS Online Film Festival, the short documentary Injunuity: Buried features the story of a Native American burial ground and shellmound recently built over by a Bay Area mall. Buried will be available … READ MORE

Former President of the Maldives Arrested in Male

Former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed was arrested this afternoon in Male before his hearing tomorrow at Hulhumale’ Magistrate Court. Nasheed is also the subject of the upcoming Independent Lens documentary The Island President (airing April 22), which chronicles his first year in office. Police Spokesperson Chief Inspector Hassan Haneef told Minivan News, “We have received the … READ MORE

#SheDocs to the Rescue! Finally, a Film Festival Places Women at the Forefront

Sad fact: Only 11 percent of films have female protagonists. Not #SheDocs. Running March 1 to 31, #SheDocs online film festival boasts 100 percent female leads. Independent filmmakers in the festival spotlight women who are working to transform their lives, their communities, and the world. All 10 films will be made available free online on the … READ MORE

Announcing the 2013 PBS Online Film Festival!

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, … READ MORE