American Documentary, Inc., producer of the award-winning POV documentary series on PBS, sponsored its first emerging filmmaker award at the popular workshop “The Art of the Documentary Pitch” at the annual Television Documentary Festival at the Museum of Television and Radio in New York.
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.