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POV's website showcases innovative and timeless documentaries that encourage dialogue and participation.

Preview the slate of documentaries from POV's 26th season.

In 2013, POV streamed every documentary from its 26th season on PBS free online — on its website, mobile apps and Internet-connected devices. This included 56 Up, the latest installment of the landmark Up series, the Oscar®-nominated 5 Broken Cameras, and the Emmy Award-winning Best Documentary Last Train Home. In 2013, POV also presented exclusive web-only productions such as the viral hit documentary short CatCam, the award-winning Storycorps Shorts, and many others. In total, POV streamed 69 feature-length films and 66 shorts between 2012 and 2013.

Viewers can access these documentaries in POV's video portal, which includes an archive of feature-length films, online-only shorts, extended filmmaker interviews, and video-based lesson plans for use in the classroom.

Also, in 2012, POV's Mobile Selects series, a 2013 Webby Honoree, brought every new documentary from POV's 25th anniversary season to mobile devices before their broadcast on PBS stations.

Download PBS's mobile video app for iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch or Kindle Tablet for access to sneak previews of POV documentaries before they are broadcast on PBS stations.

POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 300 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.

POV films have won every major film and broadcasting award including 32 Emmys, 15 George Foster Peabody Awards, 12 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Broadcast Journalism Awards, three Academy Awards and the Prix Italia. See a full list of awards. »

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Call for Entries


The POV Call for Entries (CFE) for the 2015 broadcast season is now closed. The deadline was June 30, 2014.

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