Film Festivals

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

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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,

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A Video Interview with Thom Powers, Part 1

POV’s series producer Yance Ford interviews Thom Powers, filmmaker, documentary programmer for the Toronto International Film Festival and the founder and curator of the Stranger than Fiction documentary series in New York. I sat down recently with Thom Powers — filmmaker, documentary programmer for the Toronto International Film Festival and the founder and curator of

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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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Yo!TV Interviews Hamza Pérez

POV’s premiere film of our 2009 season is New Muslim Cool, the story of a young Muslim hip-hop artist confronting the realities of the post-9/11 world — and himself. New Muslim Cool had its world-premiere screening last month at the San Francisco Film Festival. Director Jennifer Maytorena Taylor, Hamza Pérez and others associated with the

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“New Muslim Cool” Honored at Al Jazeera Film Festival

Filmmaker Jennifer Maytorena Taylor just emailed us from Qatar to let us know that her 2009 POV film New Muslim Cool won the Freedom Prize at the Al Jazeera International Documentary Film Festival. The Freedom Award is sponsored by the Doha Centre for Media Freedom. Filmmaker Jennifer Taylor (center) and Senior Project Advisor Suad Abdul

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