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 […]