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POV Hackathon 6: Explore the Prototypes and the Technology


Five teams "re-invented the documentary" at POV's latest weekend laboratory of nonfiction storytelling and technology.

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If you missed any of them, here are links for quick access to the POV Hackathon 6 prototypes:

» The World in Ten Blocks (Participants’ Choice Award winner)
» Aerial Viewing
» Home Unknown
» Problem Me
» Return of the Native: Hawaii

Want to see more? View the prototypes from POV Hackathon 1 (August 2012), POV Hackathon 2 (January 2013), POV Hackathon 3 (April 2013), POV Hackathon 4 (July 2013) and POV Hackathon 5 (May 2014).

About POV Digital
Since 1994, POV Digital has driven new storytelling initiatives and interactive production for POV. The department created PBS’s first program website and its first web-based documentary (POV’s Borders) and has won major awards, including a Webby Award (and six nominations) and an Online News Association Award. POV Digital continues to explore the future of independent nonfiction media through its digital productions and the POV Hackathon lab, where media makers and technologists collaborate to re-invent storytelling forms.
pbs.org/pov | @povdocs

About CreatorUp!
CreatorUp! is the premier online video school where anyone can learn to make great video content. Like a film school in the cloud – the platform offers on demand courses taught by top digital entertainment pros. Co-founders Mike Tringe and Sara Akhteh graduated from USC Film School during the digital revolution. They were the first class to work in the digital media world and wanted to share their knowledge to make it accessible to everyone else who wanted to learn how to tell their stories online, without charging the expensive price tag that film school charges. Their mission is to give everyone a voice with video content.
creatorup.com | @creatorup

About The Hub LA
Hub LA is a new kind of membership club dedicated to the individuals and teams building the local, sustainable economy in Los Angeles and beyond. The Hub offers members access to creative industrial space to work, meet, learn, collaborate, and play; a curated community of values-aligned individuals and companies; and custom programming and events focused on personal and professional development. We combine the best of a cafe, innovation lab, business accelerator, serviced office, and community center to create a place for meaningful encounters, productive work sessions, exchange and inspiration all with the ambition to spur social innovation.
thehubla.com | @TheHubLA

About International Documentary Association (IDA)
Founded in 1982, the International Documentary Association (IDA) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) that promotes nonfiction filmmakers, and is dedicated to increasing public awareness for the documentary genre. Through its programs, IDA provides resources, creates community, and defends rights and freedoms for documentary artists, activists, and journalists.
documentary.org | @IDAorg

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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 300 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.