POV Brunch at Sundance
We hosted our annual POV brunch on Sunday a welcome relief from the hectic pace of screenings, parties and general mischief that seems to be the Sundance routine. First to arrive was Steven Sebring and Patti Smith an artist who changed my life at a formative stage. Steven’s film Patti Smith: Dream of […]
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 […]
Simon Kilmurry on Docs That Inspire Podcast
POV’s executive director recently sat down to talk with Joel Heller of the “Docs That Inspire” blog for a podcast interview. In this podcast interview, Simon shares his thoughts about the role of empathy in documentaries, the trend of longer running times in non-fiction films along with some ideas about the differences between successful […]