- 'We The Voters' Turns Spotlight Back on Our Democracy
With only six days left until Election Day, a new series of videos aims to redirect the conversation back to us, the voters.
- POV Interactive Shorts: Q&A with Whitney Dow ('Whiteness Project')
"I believe that if I am ever really going to understand someone else's racial experience I had to understand my own first."
- POV Interactive Shorts: Q&A with Eline Jongsma and Kel O'Neill ('Empire')
Kel O'Neill and Eline Jongsma take POV behind the scenes of Empire.
- Watch Now! Irma & The Whistle – Two New Documentary Shorts from POV
Watch the CPH:DOX SHORT:DOX Award-winning Irma by Charles Fairbanks and the Sundance Film Festival Short Film Grand Jury Prize-winning The Whistle by Grzegorz Zariczny.
- 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)
- Vote for Women, War and Peace Doc Shorts and Other PBS Webby Award Nominees
Voting for the People's Voice Award for the 16th Annual Webby Awards will close tomorrow, April 26, 2012, so register and get to voting for your favorite PBS websites!
- PBS Online Film Festival: Which Film Will Be the People's Choice Winner?
All of the films from PBS's first-ever Online Film Festival are now online! Watch and vote for your favorite shorts!
- The RSA Animate Series Straddles a Squiggly Line Between Web Video and Documentary
With 40 million views, the combo of RSA's big thinkers and Andrew Park's 'scribing' animation has made for a YouTube sensation, but can we call these videos documentaries?
- Your Short Takes on 'POV Short Cuts'
Each Friday, we share a selection of comments relating to the week's documentary broadcast. This week, viewers watched POV Short Cuts, a one-hour collection of documentary shorts by established and emerging filmmakers.
- POV Announces 24th Season on Public Television
Over many months the POV team has watched more than 1,000 finished films and works-in-progress. We’ve had wonderful recommendations from friends and colleagues and we’ve been immersed in countless fascinating stories from the U.S. and the world. We’ve had to make many difficult decisions. But finally, we get to announce POV’s 24th season, and we […]
- This is My Family – Defining Family
We were excited this week to see the launch of This is My Family pull in our first video submissions. The range of style was as eclectic as the perspectives and individuals posting the videos. Already we have children of LGBTQ parents, extended-family-families, foster families, adoptive parents, adoptees — singing songs, recording from their computer’s […]
- Doc Soup: More Fearless Oscar Predictions – Looking at the Shorts with an Academy Voter
The Best Documentary Short award is probably the least watched, least understood and least appreciated category at the Academy Awards. Okay, maybe it’s tied with Best Sound Editing. Still, that’s too bad. Fortunately, some of the winners have made the most of this underdog status in their speeches, such as when Jessica Yu joked in […]
- Last Chance to Register for the 2009 National Film Challenge
Here are a couple of items in my inbox that I thought filmmakers might want to note: There is only about a week left until the launch of the 2009 National Film Challenge, the sister competition of the 48 Hour Film Project. There is still time to organize your team and register before the kickoff […]
- Interview with 'Ars Magna' Director Cory Kelley
POV’s 2008 lineup received a record 10 Emmy nominations, including one for a short film entitled Ars Magna in the New Approaches to News & Documentary Programming: Arts, Lifestyle & Culture category. The amazing thing about Ars Magna is that it was produced in five days as part of the International Documentary Challenge (IDC), an […]
- Doc Soup: The Poetry of Short Films
Forgive me, I know I’m a week late since POV aired the shorts program (you can watch all the short films online at the above link), but I was away and I just saw them…and they were so cool! I hope that you caught them too, maybe in much the same way I have come […]
- 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 […]
- Watch the Short Film 'City of Cranes' Online
POV is proud to announce the newest entry to our online short film festival: Eva Weber‘s City of Cranes. Watch it now on the POV website! Cranes are a staple of the modern city skyline, as ubiquitous as the skyscrapers and towers they’re put in place to build. The film tells the story of the […]
- 2008 Media that Matters Festival: High Impact Shorts
Maia Ermita is the director of the Media That Matters Film Festival, a project of Arts Engine. Now in its eighth year, the festival brings high-impact shorts and take-action tools to audiences around the country. This year I was lucky enough to serve on the jury of the festival, so I can say with assurance […]