Project Voicescape Winner to be Featured in PBS Online Film Festival
PBS announced today that the Project Voicescape winner for Best Documentary This Gay and Age will be featured in its selections for its first Online Film Festival.
Watch Valentine's Day Shorts with POV and StoryCorps!
Whether a Valentine's Day junkie or a cynical boycotter, check out real-life love stories from the collection of StoryCorps animated shorts.
The Barber of Birmingham Screens in NY, LA & SF for MLK Week
The Barber of Birmingham tells the story of Mr. James Armstrong, an African-American barber in Birmingham, Alabama, who experiences the fulfillment of an unimaginable dream: the election of the first African American president.
POV Filmmaker Jesse Epstein's 'Films in Action' Videos
Over on the Fledgling Fund blog, we came across these great videos by POV filmmaker Jesse Epstein that show the power of documentary film to change people’s minds and inspire them. The first video takes place at Greenpoint, Brooklyn’s Fade to Famous barbershop, the location of Jesse’s short film Wet Dreams and False Images. She […]
Interview with 'Ars Magna' Director Cory Kelley
POV’s 2008 lineup received a record 10 Emmy nominations, including one for a short film entitled Ars Magna in the New Approaches to News & Documentary Programming: Arts, Lifestyle & Culture category. The amazing thing about Ars Magna is that it was produced in five days as part of the International Documentary Challenge (IDC), an […]
Doc Soup: The Poetry of Short Films
Forgive me, I know I’m a week late since POV aired the shorts program (you can watch all the short films online at the above link), but I was away and I just saw them…and they were so cool! I hope that you caught them too, maybe in much the same way I have come […]
Cinema Eye Honors Shortlist
The shortlist for the 2009 Cinema Eye Honors has just been released: 15 feature documentaries and 5 short nonfiction films have been recognized for their excellence. We’re thrilled for all the filmmakers named, and we’re especially pleased to see three POV films on the lists! The Betrayal (Nerakhoon), by Ellen Kuras and Thavisouk Phrasavath, made […]
Watch the Short Film 'City of Cranes' Online
POV is proud to announce the newest entry to our online short film festival: Eva Weber‘s City of Cranes. Watch it now on the POV website! Cranes are a staple of the modern city skyline, as ubiquitous as the skyscrapers and towers they’re put in place to build. The film tells the story of the […]
Calling all crossword puzzlers and Scrabble fans! You know who are — you can’t get enough word play. You do crossword puzzles on the train, play games of Scrabble in cafes or in the park, or on Scrabulous. Maybe you’ve read Marc Romano‘s Crossworld or Stephen Fatzis‘ Word Freaks, recent books on the worlds of […]
Filmmaker Andy Blubaugh and 'Scaredycat'
Andy Blubaugh is a young filmmaker from Portland, Oregon whose 15-minute short film, Scaredycat, will air alongside Oscar-winner Freida Lee Mock’s Wrestling with Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner this week on PBS. An experimental documentary about the role fear plays in our lives, Scaredycat takes as a point of departure the beating of Andy at the […]