This morning, we announced a new set of initiatives at POV to re-imagine digital storytelling with an investment from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. (You can read more about where we’re coming from and what we’re excited about in this blog post.)

As part of this initiative we are now formally seeking to co-produce digital documentaries from independent media creators and technologists that push the boundaries of nonfiction media for co-production. Co-productions will be funded in the range of $15,000-$50,000 and producers do not necessarily need to be based on the United States. Funded projects are more likely to be focused on mobile and emerging technologies.

POV is also seeking to license short web-native documentaries or chapters of web-native documentaries. These productions must be based in the United States, and will be funded in the range of $2,500 to $10,000.

Funding Available: $2,500 – $50,000
Submission Deadline: May 30, 2014
Application Form Link:

Submit and find out more at

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POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 400 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.