Simon Kilmurry

POV Announces 24th Season on Public Television

Over many months the POV team has watched more than 1,000 finished films and works-in-progress. We’ve had wonderful recommendations from friends and colleagues and we’ve been immersed in countless fascinating stories from the U.S. and the world. We’ve had to make many difficult decisions. But finally, we get to announce POV’s 24th season, and we

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Filmmaker Ido Haar in New York

POV’s Executive Director Simon Kilmurry shares some exciting news about POV alum Ido Haar. For those of you close to Westchester County, New York, POV alum Ido Haar, the filmmaker of 9 Star Hotel (POV 2008), will be featured as the third International Filmmaker-in-Residence at Jacob Burns Film Center’s Media Arts Lab in Pleasantville. Ido

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Happy 10th Birthday Wishes to the D-Word!

For those of you unfamiliar with the D-Word, it is a unique online community of over 2400 documentary professionals from over 78 countries who share information and resources on all things documentary, including creative, business, technical, and social topics. D-Word was started began as a series of online journal entries by filmmaker Doug Block depicting

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An Interview with Sky Sitney, Artistic Director of Silverdocs

POV’s Executive Director Simon Kilmurry interviews Sky Sitney, artistic director of the AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Festival. Silverdocs will run from June 15-22 in conjunction with the International Documentary Conference. For the full line-up and schedule, visit www.silverdocs.com. Simon Kilmurry: Can you tell us a little about how films are chosen for the festival? With

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An Interview with John Biaggi, Director of the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival

The 20th Human Rights Watch International Film Festival (HRWIFF) takes place in New York from June 11 to June 25. POV’s Executive Director Simon Kilmurry took the opportunity to ask John Biaggi, the director of the festival, about the history of the festival and what’s on slate for this year. Check out HRWIFF’s website to

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“Made in L.A.” Wins the Hillman Prize!

Alexandra Lescaze, executive director of the Sidney Hillman Foundation, Made in L.A. filmmakers Robert Bahar and Almudena Carracedo, and Hillman Awards judge Hendrik Hertzberg, senior editor of the New Yorker Congratulations to filmmakers Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar, whose film Made in L.A. (POV 2007) has been awarded a 2009 Hillman Prize. The Hillman Prizes

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Greenhouse Fund – Notes from the Field

POV Executive Director Simon Kilmurry has just returned from the Greenhouse Fund seminars in Izmir, Turkey. The third year of the Greenhouse Fund seminars concluded last week in Izmir, Turkey. Greenhouse is a professional initiative devoted to the development of documentaries from across the Mediterranean region. It is funded by the European Union, and features

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