- The Vanishing of the Director of 'The Vanquishing of the Witch Baba Yaga'
"Real life trumped the rest." Tom Roston sets out to learn why 'The Vanquishing of the Witch Baba Yaga' filmmaker Jessica Oreck has taken a step back from the documentary film world.
- Sundance 2015: Doc Buzz, Acquistions and More
Sundance 2015 is underway! Here's the word on how documentaries are fairing this year in Park City.
- Tribeca Film Festival 2013: “Big Men” and “Flex is Kings”
Tom Roston reviews documentaries "Big Men" and "Flex is Kings" at the Tribeca Film Festival (April 17-28, 2013).
- Why True/False 2013 Rocked (And Why True/False Always Rocks)
The 2013 True/False Film Fest just wrapped and, once again, the phrases "this is my favorite festival," and "I love this festival more than any other" were heard and seen over and over.
- Ambulante 2013 Begins
The festival kicks off tonight, February 7, and tours 11 states in Mexico for what promises to be a mammoth season for Ambulante.
- 12 Small-Town Documentary Film Festivals for 2012
A roundup of the nation's best small-town film festivals (with populations less than 100,000) for escaping the crowds, paparazzi and hype.
- Asking More From Your Entry Fee
Edward J. Delaney offers 6 ways documentary festivals can be more accountable to their entry-fee-paying filmmakers.
- Doc Soup: Doc Highlights at the Toronto International Film Festival
What a great film festival. Maybe it’s how lovely Toronto is in September. Maybe it’s the enthusiastic audiences. Maybe it’s the great restaurants. Or maybe it’s how the festival treats otherwise art-house fare like big blockbusters. These are just a few of the reasons I have always loved the Toronto International Film Festival over the […]
- Weekly Roundup: Spend Tuesdays this Summer with POV
It’s been a busy week here at the POV offices. We’re getting ready to kick off our 2010 summer season with the premiere of William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe next Tuesday, June 22. The film will air on PBS stations at 9 p.m. (check your local listings here), and after the East coast broadcast, filmmakers […]
- Weekly Roundup: Silverdocs, POV Films in the News, and a Sneak Peek
This week, we take a look at the upcoming Silverdocs lineup, catch up on news from past POV films and offer a sneak peek at the upcoming POV season! Silverdocs, the venerable documentary festival in Silver Spring, Maryland, just announced its 2010 festival lineup. Among the films that will be screened at the festival are […]
- Doc Soup: Considering Joan Rivers
“Genius.” “Brilliant.” Those were words used to describe Joan Rivers Monday night at the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, the story of the comedienne-entertainer. I was interested in seeing the film largely because I was curious about how two serious doc directors I respect, Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg […]
- Full Frame 2010: The Once and Future Festival
I’m back from my jaunt down to Full Frame, and grateful to return to the carcinogenic particulate matter of NYC rather than suffering the yellow plague of pollen that’s all over everything in Durham. And this post may be a day late, dollar short, whatever — still, here’s my take on Full Frame 2010. The […]
- Full Frame 2010: April in NC = Documentaries (and Zyrtec)
I arrived in Raleigh yesterday to sunny skies, a warm breeze and a bright yellow coat of pollen on everything! Things are just starting to bloom in NYC, but in North Carolina I’ve got to get my Zyrtec on. Full Frame got off to its usual enthusiastic start yesterday, and I jumped right in with […]
- Weekly Roundup: 'Tis the Season for Film Festivals
This week, we take a look at more news from past and upcoming film festivals; the Sheffield Doc/Fest opens for submissions; Stranger Than Fiction (NYC) announces its spring season; and the always inspirational Patti Smith is lauded for her unique style. Two POV films took top honors at the San Francisco Asian American Film Festival, […]
- Weekly Roundup: Festivals, Festivals and More Festivals
This week, we take a look back at SXSW and a look forward at New Directors/New Films ’10 and the Full Frame Film Festival. Filmmakers, interactive folks, musicians and more converged on the 2010 South by Southwest Festival this past weekend. POV’s interactive director, Theresa Riley, attended the film and interactive portions of the festival, […]
- Weekly Roundup: True False Fest Kicks Off, Whistle Blowers Speak Out and Roger Ebert's (New) Voice
The True False Film Festival got underway in Columbia, Missouri yesterday and continues over this weekend. POV’s own Yance Ford is there and will be tweeting about the screenings she’s attending. Over 40 documentary films are being featured, including Laura Poitras‘s The Oath and Lixin Fan‘s Last Train Home, which will be featured on POV […]
- Weekly Roundup: Big Sky Festival, Robert Kenner in NYC and MoMA's Documentary Fortnight
The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival began on February 12th in Missoula, Montana and continues through this weekend. The festival’s founding and artistic director is Doug Hawes-Davis, whose film Libby, Montana aired on POV in 2007. Among the award winners at the festival this year are two films that will be broadcast on POV: Lixin […]
- Weekly Roundup: Mourning Karen Schmeer, Oscar Nominations, Sundance Wrap-up and More
This week, the documentary world mourns the passing of a beloved editor, we look forward to the Oscars and look back at Sundance, and we take a peek at Patti Smith’s new memoir. Documentary editor Karen Schmeer was killed in a hit-and-run accident in New York City last week. Filmmaker Errol Morris, who worked with […]