The third annual PBS Online Film Festival features 25 short films, including POV’s The Jazz Ticket. The festival begins Monday, June 16 and ends Friday, July 31. Films can be accessed via the PBS Online Film Festival website and PBS’s YouTube channel.
“PBS and member stations are committed to experimenting with new platforms to reach diverse audiences with high-quality and engaging content,” said Ira Rubenstein, Senior Vice President and General Manager, PBS Digital. “PBS is the home for independent film, both online and on-air, and we’re proud that the Online Film Festival has become an annual celebration of unique films representing a diverse array of voices and viewpoints.”
Produced by filmmakers Rob King and Noel True, The Jazz Ticket follows Vince Womack, a music teach who has built a high school jazz powerhouse that’s helping kids from some of the toughest Los Angeles neighborhoods go to college.
All 25 Online Film Festival films will be available for streaming across all PBS digital platforms, including PBS.org, Roku, Xbox, YouTube and PBS social media channels.
Viewers are encouraged to vote for their favorite film to win the “People’s Choice” award. For updates on the festival, follow #PBSolff on Twitter.