- POV Hackathon 6: Explore the Prototypes and the Technology
Five teams "re-invented the documentary" at POV's latest weekend laboratory of nonfiction storytelling and technology.
- Film Presence and After Tiller: An Outreach Case Study for Filmmakers
Our friends at IFP, Film Presence and the filmmakers of After Tiller treated a packed house at the Made in NY Media Center by IFP to an illuminating case study of the film’s outreach campaign and audience-building strategy.
- Facing History and Ourselves Hosts Webinar with Sticks and Stones Author Emily Bazelon
This Wednesday, join Facing History and Ourselves for a webinar with Emily Bazelon, author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character.
- Watch CatCam Online at POV!
Mr. Lee is an adopted stray cat that routinely disappears from his North Carolina home. Where does he go? An engineer straps a camera to the cat and inadvertently creates a media sensation. (U.S. only)
- 'Miss Representation'
For those who study women’s representations in the media, the issues raised in Miss Representation come as no surprise, but Heather McIntosh raises some questions and concerns with the documentary that we should continue to think and talk about.
- On Pinterest and in Documentaries, Don't Judge a Killer By An Image
Doc Soup Man saw a graphic on Pinterest that paints Trayvon Martin's killer as a victim of media bias. What does it mean for the social networking site that the image was false?
- 2008 Asian American International Film Festival
Sonjia Hyon is the Festival Director of the Asian American International Film Festival, the longest-running festival devoted to the works of Asian and Asian American filmmakers. This year the Festival celebrates its 31st year in New York from July 10th to July 19th. I started working in Asian American film as an intern at the […]
- POV Awards Film Your Issue Prize in L.A.
Robert Bahar was the producer and writer of Made in L.A. (POV 2007). He represented POV recently at the Film Your Issue awards ceremony in Los Angeles to present the prize to the winner of the POV award. Last week I had the privilege of presenting the POV Award at the Film Your Issue awards […]
- An International Conversation About Youth & Media Literacy
Irene Villaseñor is POV’s Youth Views manager. She was recently inspired by some presentations at a conference on youth media and education around the world. She writes in to share her thoughts. Last weekend I attended Media: Overseas Conversations 5, an International Conference on Media, Education and Youth. Media educators from the Middle East, Asia, […]
- POV's Youth Views: Get Out of the Screening Room…
It often surprises people that a “TV show” like POV has a project like Youth Views, which works with youth, educators, and youth-serving organizations to use documentary film as a tool for youth engagement. Irene Villaseñor, POV’s Youth Views Manager, tells us more about what she does, and how to get films “out of the […]
- 2008 Media Arts Fellowships from the Tribeca Film Institute
POV production assistant Andrew Catauro writes in with the latest news from the Tribeca Film Institute. Last night, in a new partnership with Renew Media, the Tribeca Film Institute awarded its 2008 Media Arts Fellowships at the New York Academy of Art. POV Executive Director Simon Kilmurry and I attended the ceremony honoring the recipients. […]
- Arts Engine Celebrates 10th Anniversary
Katy Chevigny is the filmmaker behind Election Day (POV 2008) as well as the co-founder of the non-profit media organization Arts Engine, whose production arm, Big Mouth Films, has produced eight feature-length documentaries. This week, Arts Engine celebrates its 10th anniversary with a series of screenings at the Paley Center for Media in New York. […]
- Doc Soup: Changing the World Through Docs
Made any good docs lately? I just recently sat down with director Jehane Noujaim (Startup.com, Control Room), and she told me about an impressive project she’s working on. First, let me ask how many filmmakers under the age of 35 (Jehane is 33) have managed to knock out two great, successful, critically-praised, culturally-significant docs? Jehane […]