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POV’s “The Jazz Ticket” Selected for 2014 PBS Online Film Festival

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Watch the trailer for the PBS Online Film Festival

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.

POV will be hosting a chat with The Jazz Ticket subjects and filmmakers, moderated by online journalism studio Storyhunter on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 from 7 to 8 PM ET on POV’s Google+ account.

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.

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POV Staff
POV Staff
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.