- POV Receives 10 Emmy Nominations!
We were thrilled to wake up to the news that POV has received a record 10 nominations for the 30th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards! We’re also excited to hear that PBS received 41 nominations, more than any other network. Congratulations to all our filmmakers and all the nominated programs! The nominated films from […]
- “Made in L.A.” Wins the Hillman Prize!
Alexandra Lescaze, executive director of the Sidney Hillman Foundation, Made in L.A. filmmakers Robert Bahar and Almudena Carracedo, and Hillman Awards judge Hendrik Hertzberg, senior editor of the New Yorker Congratulations to filmmakers Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar, whose film Made in L.A. (POV 2007) has been awarded a 2009 Hillman Prize. The Hillman Prizes […]
- “New Muslim Cool” Honored at Al Jazeera Film Festival
Filmmaker Jennifer Maytorena Taylor just emailed us from Qatar to let us know that her 2009 POV film New Muslim Cool won the Freedom Prize at the Al Jazeera International Documentary Film Festival. The Freedom Award is sponsored by the Doha Centre for Media Freedom. Filmmaker Jennifer Taylor (center) and Senior Project Advisor Suad Abdul […]
- POV Nominated for a Webby!
We are so excited to announce that we’ve been nominated for a 2009 Webby Award in the Movies and Film category! We’re also thrilled to have been nominated alongside stellar sites for Coraline, Pangea Day, IFC and Sundance. Check out the full list of nominees on the Webby Awards’ website. This is our sixth nomination […]
- “Campaign” Wins a Peabody!
Congratulations to filmmaker Kazuhiro Soda, whose film Campaign just won a prestigious Peabody Award! Campaign, which aired on POV in July 2008, provides a startling, sometimes painfully funny view of Japanese electoral politics. If you want to see why the film garnered a rave from the New York Times (A.O. Scott says it will “restore […]
- Queen for a Night at the Cinema Eye Awards
POV series producer Yance Ford attended the Cinema Eye Awards on Sunday. The Cinema Eye Honors were held on Sunday at the stunning Times Center on West 41st Street in Manhattan. Believe it or not, you might have seen the Times Center, or at least the building that it’s situated in, before: last summer when […]
- I've Got My Eyes on You
POV series producer Yance Ford will be presenting one of the awards at the Cinema Eye Honors ceremony this weekend. The second annual Cinema Eye Honors ceremony will take place this Sunday, March 29th at the Times Center in Manhattan. Hatched from the brain of filmmaker AJ Schnack, Cinema Eye sprouted up last year in […]
- Oscar Wrap-up
So it turns out, to the surprise of very few people, that Man on Wire IS the doc of the year. As our own Tom Roston predicted last week, Man on Wire won the best documentary award at last night’s Oscars. (It also won Best Doc at the Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday.) The win […]
- Handicapping the 2009 Best Doc Oscar Winner
Academy Award forecasting is such fun. I wish I could put together a chart with the various factors that I see determining the film with the best odds of winning the doc Oscar this year. Without a graphics department on my side, I’ll just mention the main variables: quality of film (yes, that matters!), popularity […]
- Doc Soup: Counting Down to the Oscars
Oscar is coming! The nominees were announced late last week and I am sure my POV minders are psyched to see one of their own on the list of five: Ellen Kuras‘ The Betrayal (Nerakhoon), which will be broadcast on PBS in 2009, joins: Encounters at the End of the World, Werner Herzog The Garden, […]
- 'The Betrayal' Nominated for an Academy Award
Academy Award nominations were announced this morning, and some of the most critically acclaimed documentaries of the year took their rightful place on the list of nominees: The Betrayal (Nerakhoon) by Ellen Kuras and Thavisouk Phrasavath (POV 2009) Encounters at the End of the World by Werner Herzog The Garden by Scott Hamilton Kennedy Man […]
- Cinema Eye Honors Shortlist
The shortlist for the 2009 Cinema Eye Honors has just been released: 15 feature documentaries and 5 short nonfiction films have been recognized for their excellence. We’re thrilled for all the filmmakers named, and we’re especially pleased to see three POV films on the lists! The Betrayal (Nerakhoon), by Ellen Kuras and Thavisouk Phrasavath, made […]
- Is Man on Wire the Doc of the Year?
For film critics, the end of the year means casting an eye over the last twelve months of offerings and whittling down their “Best of” lists. Award season has begun, and as various regional critics associations (Houston! Chicago! Toronto! etc.) weigh in with their pronouncements, everyone begins the countdown to the Academy Awards, which take […]
- 'Up the Yangtze' and 'The Betrayal' Nominated for Independent Spirit Awards
It’s almost the end of the year, which means that film award season is in full swing. The Academy Award shortlist for best documentary came out a few weeks ago, and the Satellite Award nominees for best documentary were announced at the end of November. This morning, the nominees for the Independent Spirit Awards were […]
- Doc Soup: 2008 Oscar Predictions
So, as you heard here and probably elsewhere, the 15-film short list to be considered for the Oscar nomination for best documentary was announced last week. All I can do here now is throw out a big GULP; boy, was I wrong. In September, I cranked out my prognostications about what would be on the […]
- Academy Award Documentary Shortlist
Congratulations to all the filmmakers on the 15-film shortlist for the Oscar for Best Documentary! Upcoming POV film The Betrayal (Nerakhoon), by Ellen Kuras, which will air on PBS in 2009, was among the films included. In January 2008, the POV Blog followed Ellen as she spent a day at the Sundance Film Festival, where […]
- POV's 'Made in L.A.' Wins News and Documentary Emmy Award
Congratulations to the filmmakers of Made in L.A., who won an Emmy Award at the 29th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards Monday night! Made in L.A. had its national broadcast premiere during POV’s 20th anniversary season in 2007. Director/producer Almudena Carracedo and producer Robert Bahar accepted the award (in the category of Outstanding Continuing […]
- Doc Soup: Looking Ahead to the Oscars
With the Oscar deadline for submissions now long passed by (September 2; in order to be eligible, a film had to show for one week in Los Angeles and Manhattan), I figured it’s time to stick my head out the window and check who’s in the running for an Academy Award for this year. I […]