Documentary News

An Interview with Janet Pierson of SXSW

Anne del Castillo, POV’s director of development and business affairs, will be attending the South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival in Austin from March 14-17. This year, SXSW Film has a new producer, Janet Pierson. Anne gets the scoop by asking Janet some questions about what’s new at the festival. Last year, the indie world seemed

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Docos Down Under

POV Executive Director Simon Kilmurry is in Adelaide, Australia this week attending a conference and film market. The annual Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) in Adelaide is the only documentary marketplace and pitch market in this huge and very distant continent. Conference director Joost den Hartog is a veteran of the esteemed IDFA documentary forum

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Stranger than Fiction’s Tribute to William Greaves

POV series producer Yance Ford checks in from a special event honoring William Greaves in New York City. There is nothing quite as exciting as watching a master at work. For me, attending the Stranger than Fiction (STF) tribute to filmmaker William Greaves this past Tuesday was, indeed, a thrill. Stranger than Fiction, the documentary

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‘The Betrayal’ Nominated for an Academy Award

Academy Award nominations were announced this morning, and some of the most critically acclaimed documentaries of the year took their rightful place on the list of nominees: The Betrayal (Nerakhoon) by Ellen Kuras and Thavisouk Phrasavath (POV 2009) Encounters at the End of the World by Werner Herzog The Garden by Scott Hamilton Kennedy Man

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