- On the Road: From Jihlava to Prague
POV Coordinating Producer Andrew Catauro reports on events presented by the Institute of Documentary Film in Jihlava, Czech Republic.
- Sundance Wrap-Up: The World Premieres of 'If a Tree Falls' (POV 2011) and 'Granito' (POV 2012)
POV’s coordinating producer Andrew Catauro attended the 2011 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT. Just a few days ago, my first ever Sundance experience came to an end (I’ve got the gift bag and a pesky headcold to prove it.). Now through the steam of my TheraFlu, I want to report back on the […]
- DOC NYC: Now Through Tuesday, November 9
Ladies and gents, there’s a new festival in town. Last night the inaugural edition of DOC NYC kicked off in a big way, featuring Werner Herzog and his breathtaking 3-D documentary Cave of Forgotten Dreams. Opening with such a mammoth (no prehistory-pun intended) piece of work is quite a statement about the goals and scope […]
- Docs in India: the Asian Documentary Forum
POV’s Associate Producer Andrew Catauro writes in with a report from Docedge ’10, the Asian Documentary Forum. Just a couple of weeks ago, the Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute hosted the 7th edition of Docedge, an international documentary workshop in Kolkata, India. I was invited to sit on a panel with 12 international broadcasters […]
- Italian DOC (denominazione di origine controllata)
POV associate producer Andrew Catauro reports back from Italy, where he attended the 2009 Italian Doc Screenings event. Last week I attended an event for Italian documentary filmmakers called Italian Doc Screenings (IDS). IDS is a presentation of Doc/it (the Italian Documentary Filmmakers Association), and this year marks the first time POV has taken part. […]
- Michael Moore Says “Good Luck” to POV's Emmy-Nominated Filmmakers!
We heard POV alum Michael Moore (both Roger & Me and Pets or Meat aired on POV in 1992) was in our neighborhood doing some publicity for his new film Capitalism: A Love Story. So we hit the sidewalk, in true Michael Moore-style, to see if he’d speak to us on camera. Lo and behold, […]
- Rooftop Films Kicks Off!
POV production assistant Andrew Catauro reports back from the 2009 Rooftop Films premiere in New York City. I know it’s a few days after the fact (I definitely can’t keep up with blogger Brooklyn Vegan, who blogged about the event later that night) — but I want to write about what a great time I […]
- 'The Way We Get By' Comes to New York
On Tuesday night, POV co-presented the New York premiere of The Way We Get By (which will air as a POV November special on PBS) at the IFC Center in Greenwich Village. The screening was a part of Thom Powers‘ venerable Stranger than Fiction (STF) documentary series, and capped a full New York day for […]
- The 2010 POV Call for Entries Starts Now!
POV production assistant Andrew Catauro checks in about POV’s annual Call for Entries. Read on to learn how you can submit your film! Here at POV, we may have just announced our slate of films for the 2009 broadcast season, but we’re also looking ahead to 2010 (and beyond). Whether you’ve got an idea to […]
- Watch the Short Film 'City of Cranes' Online
POV is proud to announce the newest entry to our online short film festival: Eva Weber‘s City of Cranes. Watch it now on the POV website! Cranes are a staple of the modern city skyline, as ubiquitous as the skyscrapers and towers they’re put in place to build. The film tells the story of the […]
- Watch 'Boomtown' Online and Celebrate Native American Heritage Month
As Americans come off a historic day at the polls, American Documentary (the producer of POV) presents a film about America’s national identity. Boomtown, by Bryan Gunnar Cole, portrays the selling of fireworks by the Suquamish Nation–exploring life, liberty and the politics of Indian sovereignty in America. November is Native American Heritage Month. Celebrate by […]
- POV's 'Made in L.A.' Wins News and Documentary Emmy Award
Congratulations to the filmmakers of Made in L.A., who won an Emmy Award at the 29th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards Monday night! Made in L.A. had its national broadcast premiere during POV’s 20th anniversary season in 2007. Director/producer Almudena Carracedo and producer Robert Bahar accepted the award (in the category of Outstanding Continuing […]
- WGBH Lab | POV Election 2008 – Winning Short Film Pitches Announced
This spring, WGBH Lab and POV have partnered to fund 10 independent producers, helping each of them realize ideas for a three-minute short documentary about a 2008 election story. We evaluated almost 100 pitches that reflect a wide range of filmmakers’ experiences with the coming election. Everyone at the Lab and POV was impressed with […]
- 2008 Media Arts Fellowships from the Tribeca Film Institute
POV production assistant Andrew Catauro writes in with the latest news from the Tribeca Film Institute. Last night, in a new partnership with Renew Media, the Tribeca Film Institute awarded its 2008 Media Arts Fellowships at the New York Academy of Art. POV Executive Director Simon Kilmurry and I attended the ceremony honoring the recipients. […]
- For Filmmakers: Call for Entries – 2009 Broadcast Season
Andrew Catauro, production assistant at POV, is the newest addition to our staff. He shares his tips for filmmakers who are considering submitting their work for the Call for Entries for POV’s 2009 broadcast season. Each year, POV holds an open call for submissions, welcoming any filmmakers who are interested to send us their nonfiction […]