- Weekly Roundup: True False Fest Kicks Off, Whistle Blowers Speak Out and Roger Ebert's (New) Voice
The True False Film Festival got underway in Columbia, Missouri yesterday and continues over this weekend. POV’s own Yance Ford is there and will be tweeting about the screenings she’s attending. Over 40 documentary films are being featured, including Laura Poitras‘s The Oath and Lixin Fan‘s Last Train Home, which will be featured on POV […]
- POV Films on The Documentary Channel This Month
Two POV films, Street Fight and Chisholm ’72 (POV 2005) are being featured on the Dish Network’s Documentary Channel this month as part of their Sunday Night Black History Month Series. Check out the schedule and this interview with Chisholm ’72 director, Shola Lynch below.
- Weekly Roundup: “Most Dangerous Man” and “Food, Inc.” News, Sundance Deals, MoMA Events and More
This week, we catch up on news about two upcoming POV broadcasts, take a look at post-Sundance documentary acquisitions and spotlight upcoming events in New York City. The two Oscar-nominated POV films, The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers, and Food, Inc., have been in the news quite a bit […]
- Weekly Roundup: Mourning Karen Schmeer, Oscar Nominations, Sundance Wrap-up and More
This week, the documentary world mourns the passing of a beloved editor, we look forward to the Oscars and look back at Sundance, and we take a peek at Patti Smith’s new memoir. Documentary editor Karen Schmeer was killed in a hit-and-run accident in New York City last week. Filmmaker Errol Morris, who worked with […]
- Remembering Karen Schmeer
POV’s series producer Yance Ford remembers editor Karen Schmeer, who was killed in a hit-and-run accident on January 29, 2010. How do you begin to make sense out of insanity? How do you reconcile the normality of last week with this week — when the world has turned on its head? That’s what a sudden […]
- Oscar Noms for POV Films “Food, Inc.” and “The Most Dangerous Man in America”
Nominations for the 2010 Academy Awards were announced this morning in Los Angeles, and we were thrilled to hear that two upcoming POV films, Food, Inc. and The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers, were nominated for Best Documentary Feature. About Food, Inc.: How much do we know about the […]
- Sundance Video: Q&A With Filmmaker Robin Hessman and the Subjects of “My Perestroika”
POV’s series producer Yance Ford is at the Sundance Film Festival. She has been blogging and twittering from Park City this week. My Perestroika by Robin Hessman chronicles the stories of five Moscow schoolmates who were brought up behind the Iron Curtain and now live in post-Soviet Russia. After a fantastic screening in Park City, […]
- Sundance Update: Finding Some Calm in the Middle of Snow and Chaos
POV’s series producer Yance Ford is at the Sundance Film Festival. She’ll be blogging and twittering from Park City throughout the week. Good morning from Park City! It’s early here and folks are gearing up for another day of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. Wondering what the weather (and weather forecaster) is like here in […]
- Journalism Lives! Or Does It?
“Journalism is not dead!” was the defiant cry from Thursday night’s Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards. Columbia Journalism School Dean Nicholas Lemann exhorted the “connected crowd” to turn off their phones and go off the grid for an hour to celebrate the journalistic achievements of their colleagues. The awards, presented as they have been since […]
- Weekly Roundup: Cinema Eye, Sundance and More
This week, we take a look back at the Cinema Eye Honors, a look ahead to the Sundance Film Festival and give POV fans a second look at The Way We Get By. The Cinema Eye Honors took place last Friday, and by all accounts, it was a brilliant evening! Doc Soup Man Tom Roston […]
- A POV Intern Plays Mad Libs with Albert Maysles at the Cinema Eye Honors
POV intern Alice Rhee is a sophomore at Oberlin College. This January, Alice is watching lots of documentaries and working with POV’s Interactive department on POV’s Web presence. She reports back from last week’s Cinema Eye Honors ceremony. Can you find a more fascinating group of people than documentary filmmakers? They are socially conscious, inspiring […]
- Weekly Roundup: Awards Report, Sundance and Haunting Slideshow from Iraq
This week, POV is racking up the awards and getting ready for Sundance. Read on for more news, a smattering of links and a giveaway! It’s been a great week for POV filmmakers. Three POV filmmakers have been nominated for the DGA Awards for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentaries (Geoffrey Smith for The English Surgeon, […]
- Oscar Watch: Filmmaker Robert Kenner Talks 'Food, Inc.'
Over on the Thompson on Hollywood blog today, there is a three-part video interview with filmmaker Robert Kenner about his goals for Food, Inc., the difficulties he encountered in making the film, and his hope that the film will “make all of us think about it because that’s what’s going to change the system.” Check […]
- Three POV Filmmakers Garner DGA Nominations
This just in . . . Three POV filmmakers have been nominated for DGA Awards for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentaries for the year 2009! We are thrilled for Geoffrey Smith, who directed last season’s The English Surgeon, and two filmmakers who are part of our upcoming 2010 season: Robert Kenner for Food, Inc. (which […]
- The International Documentary Challenge Registration Now Open
Now in its 5th year, The International Documentary Challenge returns to the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival in Toronto. This year’s challenge takes place March 4 – 8, 2010 with registration now open. The Doc Challenge is a fun and innovative competition that will push your documentary skills to the limit. If you’re new […]
- POV and Food, Inc. Kick off Awards Season With Wins!
Christmas trees are up, temperatures have dipped, and as we flip the calendar to December, it’s clear that movie awards season has begun. Yesterday, the International Documentary Association announced winners in several categories for the 2009 IDA Documentary Awards. We’re thrilled to learn that POV won the Continuing Series Award! The ceremony for the IDA […]
- Last Chance to Register for the 2009 National Film Challenge
Here are a couple of items in my inbox that I thought filmmakers might want to note: There is only about a week left until the launch of the 2009 National Film Challenge, the sister competition of the 48 Hour Film Project. There is still time to organize your team and register before the kickoff […]
- 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, […]