- POV to Relaunch “Re: Vietnam” as “Regarding War” Next Month
In 1996, a “dog’s age ago” in Internet time, POV launched one of our first websites entitled “Re: Vietnam | Stories Since the War.” It was conceived as a companion website to the POV/PBS broadcast of the Academy Award-winning film, Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision. On the site’s homepage, a quote from Maya Lin […]
- And the Emmy Goes to… “Inheritance”!
“Well, we didn’t sweep.” That’s what the always good-natured Gary Weimberg from Soldiers of Conscience said to me as the 30th Annual News and Doc Emmys ended last night. From our 10 nominations, James Moll was the only one to go home with an Emmy last night — he was honored in the Outstanding Interview […]
- Interning at POV
Alba Jaramillo is a recent graduate of the New College of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts–Humanities and a POV intern. She writes about the intern site visit she coordinated for her fellow interns in the Arts and Business Council program. This summer, I was one of 11 college students chosen to participate […]
- POV Receives 10 Emmy Nominations!
We were thrilled to wake up to the news that POV has received a record 10 nominations for the 30th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards! We’re also excited to hear that PBS received 41 nominations, more than any other network. Congratulations to all our filmmakers and all the nominated programs! The nominated films from […]
- POV Launches New Website!
You might have noticed that things have been a little bit quiet on the POV front recently, and that’s because we’ve been hard at work behind the scenes, readying the new POV website for launch! Well, it finally happened last night: Check out the new POV website! We’re thrilled with the new website, and we […]
- 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 […]
- POV Nominated for a Webby!
We are so excited to announce that we’ve been nominated for a 2009 Webby Award in the Movies and Film category! We’re also thrilled to have been nominated alongside stellar sites for Coraline, Pangea Day, IFC and Sundance. Check out the full list of nominees on the Webby Awards’ website. This is our sixth nomination […]
- Announcing the 2009 POV Season
POV Executive Director Simon Kilmurry unveils the exciting line-up for the 22nd season of POV on PBS. It’s always an exciting day when we finally get to announce the upcoming POV season. We’ve spent hundred of hours screening nearly 1,000 films, countless hours debating and arguing, and we’ve had to make some difficult choices along […]
- Making a Difference in the Classroom
Picture this: You’re a high school social studies teacher, trying to raise issues of social injustice in a way that resonates with your students. How do you get them to connect with an issue in such a way that the ideas behind your lessons stay with them beyond the midterm? A documentary might just do […]
- 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 […]
- Five Most Popular Web Features of the Year
As we prepare to ring in the new year, we thought we’d take this opportunity to look back on the Web features that POV viewers liked most and to create a year-end list of our own. In 2008, the most popular features on the POV website were the ones that followed the characters featured in […]
- Watch 'Boomtown' Online and Celebrate Native American Heritage Month
As Americans come off a historic day at the polls, American Documentary (the producer of POV) presents a film about America’s national identity. Boomtown, by Bryan Gunnar Cole, portrays the selling of fireworks by the Suquamish Nation–exploring life, liberty and the politics of Indian sovereignty in America. November is Native American Heritage Month. Celebrate by […]
- POV's 'Made in L.A.' Wins News and Documentary Emmy Award
Congratulations to the filmmakers of Made in L.A., who won an Emmy Award at the 29th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards Monday night! Made in L.A. had its national broadcast premiere during POV’s 20th anniversary season in 2007. Director/producer Almudena Carracedo and producer Robert Bahar accepted the award (in the category of Outstanding Continuing […]
- POV Interactive Receives a Parents' Choice Award
We were excited to find out that POV Interactive has been named a Parents’ Choice Recommended award winner. We’ve always known that POV is a great resource for kids who want to learn more about a particular subject through our documentaries and our website, but it’s always nice to get a pat on the back, […]
- Looking for a Few Good Interns
Want to intern for POV this fall and get an inside look at the world of independent documentaries? We’re looking for people with excellent communication and writing skills and who pay keen attention to detail to assist in the areas of production/programming, research and development, community engagement and education, Web, and communications and marketing. Interested […]
- To a Successful News Hunt
The results of our News Hunt for good journalism on the 2008 elections are in! From July 1 – 14, POV and PBS Engage joined forces with NewsTrust.net, a nonprofit social news site devoted to finding good journalism, to review current news stories about the 2008 elections with a focus on the voting process from […]
- 'Election Day': Join Our News Hunt for Quality Journalism
Election Day shows us that many stories about the American voting process and the need for election reform slip beneath the radar of mainstream news coverage. Now that we’re just a few short months away from Election Day 2008, we want to take a close look at how these issues are being covered today. For […]
- Human Rights Watch & SILVERDOCS
Two major festivals have been taking place over the past two weeks, making June a time for a real feast for documentary lovers in the New York and Washington, D.C. areas. The Human Rights Watch International Film Festival runs through June 26 at Lincoln Center. The festival showcases films from the U.S. and around the […]