What Does POV Look For in a Film?
With the opening of POV's annual Call for Entries and the start of our 29th season on PBS, we wanted to refresh your minds on what POV looks for in a film.
POV's 2017 Call for Entries Is Now Open!
Films submitted to this open call will be considered for the 2017 broadcast season and beyond. The deadline for submission is Wednesday, June 15, 2016.
Getting Your Film on Public Television: A Twitter Chat with POV Series Producer Yance Ford
Join the #docchat Twitter chat on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at 7 PM Eastern. POV Series Producer Yance Ford will answer questions about how filmmakers can navigate the public TV submission process.
POV's Annual Call for Entries is Now Open!
The PBS documentary series POV is seeking independent nonfiction films for broadcast in 2013 and beyond. Submit your film by Friday, June 29, 2012.
POV's 2012 Call for Entries is Officially Open! New Guidelines & Tips from Series Producer Yance Ford
With the announcement of POV’s 2011 schedule behind us, the programming department is gearing up for the Open Call deadline on June 30, 2011. This year POV has made two significant changes to our submission system that we hope will make our process clearer and simpler for filmmakers racing to make the deadline. Yance Ford […]
This is My Family – Announcing the Judges
We are excited to announce our This is My Family jury members — journalists, filmmakers, songwriters and adoption experts including CNN’s Soledad O’Brien, Dr. Jane Aronson, Zara Phillips and Phil Bertelsen to name just a few. Check out the full list here: This Is My Family: The Jury. This is your chance to dig into […]
The 2011 POV Call for Entries is Now Open!
POV’s series producer Yance Ford announces the Call for Entries for the 2011 broadcast season and beyond. Read on to learn how to submit your film! I am happy to announce that the Call for Entries for the 2011 POV Season is officially open! We’re looking for documentary films of all lengths (send in your […]
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 […]
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 […]
For Filmmakers: What Does POV Look For in a Film?
One of the questions we’re asked most often here at POV is: “What do you look for in a POV film anyway?” Every year, more than 1,000 films compete for 12-15 slots on the POV broadcast schedule, so what’s a documentary filmmaker to do if she wants to fill one of those coveted slots? As […]