- POV Films Garner A Record 16 Emmy Nominations!
We are humbled this morning to have received a record 16 nominations in the 33rd News and Documentary Emmy Awards, including four nominations for Best Documentary.
- 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.
- 'My Perestroika' Featured as Part of The Economist Film Project on PBS NewsHour
Filmmaker Robin Hessman appeared on the PBS NewsHour to talk about her feature-length film, My Perestroika (which premieres on POV next Tuesday, June 28) as part of a series of independently produced films aired in partnership between The Economist and the NewsHour.
- 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 […]
- An Emmy for POV!
Congratulations to Geoffrey Smith and co-producer Rachel Wexler, who won an Emmy for Outstanding Science and Technology Programming at the 31st Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards last night for The English Surgeon. The English Surgeon was broadcast on POV in 2009. See the film’s trailer here: Geoffrey was in New York to receive the […]
- Emmy Nominations for 'Patti Smith' and 'The Betrayal'!
It was announced this morning that two POV films have received nominations for a primetime Emmy award in the Exceptional Merit In Nonfiction Filmmaking category. Congratulations to POV filmmakers Steven Sebring, Ellen Kuras and Thavisouk Phrasavath! Patti Smith: Dream of Life aired on POV on December 30, 2009. Shot over 11 years by renowned fashion […]
- This Season, On POV…
POV Executive Director Simon Kilmurry unveils the 2010 POV season preview reel. Experimental, poetic, personal, courageous, uncompromising, enchanting, profound, funny and emotional — these are just a few of the adjectives that come to mind when I look at the list of films that make up POV’s 23rd season. And to give you a taste […]
- Weekly Roundup: Silverdocs, POV Films in the News, and a Sneak Peek
This week, we take a look at the upcoming Silverdocs lineup, catch up on news from past POV films and offer a sneak peek at the upcoming POV season! Silverdocs, the venerable documentary festival in Silver Spring, Maryland, just announced its 2010 festival lineup. Among the films that will be screened at the festival are […]
- 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 […]
- Announcing POV's 2010 Season
POV Executive Director Simon Kilmurry unveils the exciting line-up for the 23rd season of POV on PBS. I always feel a bit of a disconnect when I hear talk of a crisis in the media and then I see all the fantastic films that come through POV. Believe me, I know it’s tough out there, […]
- 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 […]
- Top Five Most Popular POV Blog Posts in 2009: Burritos, Bullfighting and Charlie Rose
I don’t know about you, but I am so tired of end-of-the-year/decade lists… yet, umm, here I am posting one. To be fair, we haven’t posted that many lists in the past few weeks on the POV Blog, and this isn’t really a “list” per se, but rather a quick note about the five blog […]
- A Busy Week for Patti Smith
Patti Smith‘s got a lot going on in the coming weeks and months: sold-out Bowery Ballroom concerts; “Objects of Life” show with Steven Sebring at the Robert Miller Gallery; new book, Just Kids (pictured, right); poetry reading with Sam Shepard at the 92nd Street Y and of course, POV’s Patti Smith: Dream of Life, which […]
- 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 […]
- Vote for POV and Food, Inc.
We just applied for a Youtopia Grant, which is a grant that is open to both socially-responsible business and non-profit organizations, providing up to $30,000 worth of Free Range’s design and/or strategic services. The twist? Unlike most grants, this one is being crowd sourced! Votes decide the top 50 finalists, and then Free Range picks […]
- Conversations About War
Veterans Day may only happen one day out of the year, but veterans — and their loved ones — live with the after effects of war everyday. They also deserve our thanks, attention and appreciation everyday. Last week, POV launched a new project: Regarding War. Conceived as a place for citizens and soldiers to share […]
- “The Way We Get By” Receives IFP and Fledgling Fund Grant for Outreach and Community Engagement
The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) has teamed up with The Fledgling Fund to award the first The Fledgling Fund Outreach and Engagement Grant for Social Issue Documentaries to The Way We Get By, which aired on POV this week. We send our congratulations to filmmakers Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly for this fantastic honor. For […]
- Looking Back on the Original Re:Vietnam Site
In 1996, POV launched Re: Vietnam | Stories Since the War. The site was an early test of the potential of the Internet as a vehicle for community building and open exchange. Today, as POV announces Regarding War, an update of the original site that provides a space for conversations about all wars — current and […]