- The Best Documentaries of 2011
According to who you ask, the best documentary of 2011 could have been one of 67 films. Could it be The Interrupters? Nostalgia for the Light? Project Nim? Cave of Forgotten Dreams? We've constructed a handy graphic to help you make your own decision.
- 'Resurrect Dead' Director Jon Foy Tells the Sundance Story of his First Film
How does a confused first-time filmmaker get to Sundance and come back with its documentary directing prize? Adam Schartoff talks to Jon Foy about Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles, on VOD now and opening Friday, September 2, 2011, in New York City.
- Doc Soup: Q&A with the Directors of 'Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone'
I envy everyone (including POV peeps) who are in Texas right now. That’s because they’re in close proximity to what promises to be a very awesome day of black funk-ska-punk-rock n’ roll, all thanks to the very cool documentary, Everyday Sunshine, which is screening on Thursday at the SXSW Festival in Austin. The film is […]
- SXSW Spotlight: 'Better This World' Filmmakers Q&A
POV veteran filmmaker Katie Galloway (Prison Town, USA, POV 2007) and Kelly Duane de la Vega will be premiering their new film, Better This World (POV 2011) at the South by Southwest Film Festival this weekend in Austin, Texas. The story of Bradley Crowder and David McKay, who were accused of intending to firebomb the […]
- 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, […]
- Vote for POV
POV has long had a presence at SXSW’s film festival. For SXSW 2010, we’ve submitted a panel idea to SXSW Interactive. Please vote for our panel, titled “First Person Storytelling: My So-Called Digital Life.” Moderator Amanda Hirsch, who writes the Outside the Frame column for this blog, will recruit an array of digital storytellers to […]
- SXSW: Lots of Docs, But (Sadly) No Time for 'Office Space'
POV staffer Anne del Castillo just returned from Austin, Texas, where she attended the South By Southwest Film Festival. She reports back on the films she saw and the films she’s sad she missed. Maybe it’s age, but I’m finding that each year, it takes me a little longer to recover from SXSW. After 15 […]
- The Way We Get By's World Premiere at SXSW
The Way We Get By filmmakers Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly have been at SXSW this week to premiere their film, which will air on POV in November 2009. Gita writes in to tell us more about the adventures of two filmmakers in Austin, Texas. Getting prepared for SXSW was intense for us — we […]
- Outside the Frame: Remixing at SXSW
Freelance writer Amanda Hirsch, former editorial director of PBS Interactive, blogs about documentaries and the Web in her weekly column, Outside the Frame. Amanda is attending South by Southwest this week. In Monday’s Austin American Statesman, columnist Michael Barnes asks if SXSW’s Interactive and Film tracks ought to be combined next year. Interestingly, Barnes’ argument […]
- Doc Soup: The Music of Pulling John, Part 2
Last week, Tom interviewed Gary Meister, the composer behind the soundtrack for Pulling John, a film that opened at SXSW over the weekend. This week, he talks to one of the film’s directors, Vassiliki Khonsari, about the vision behind the soundtrack and the collaborative process. What kind of music did you want for the film? […]
- Outside the Frame: First Impressions of SXSW 2009
Freelance writer Amanda Hirsch, former editorial director of PBS Interactive, blogs about documentaries and the Web in her weekly column, Outside the Frame. Amanda is attending South by Southwest this week. It’s cold here in Austin — unseasonably cold. They’ve got heat lamps at the outdoor parties and people are carrying coats and scarves with […]
- An Interview with Janet Pierson of SXSW
Anne del Castillo, POV’s director of development and business affairs, will be attending the South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival in Austin from March 14-17. This year, SXSW Film has a new producer, Janet Pierson. Anne gets the scoop by asking Janet some questions about what’s new at the festival. Last year, the indie world seemed […]
- Outside the Frame: South by Southwest 2009
Freelance writer Amanda Hirsch, former editorial director of PBS Interactive, blogs about documentaries and the Web in her weekly column, Outside the Frame. South by Southwest (SXSW) is an annual event in Austin, Texas. Part festival, part conference, “South by” — as the regulars call it — encompasses three strands of programming: Interactive, Film and […]
- Doc Soup: The Music of Pulling John, Part 1
The SXSW festival kicks off on Friday, March 13, with a slate of interesting docs. I figured this would be a good occasion to start a regular feature on Doc Soup where I highlight what the various behind-the-camera people “do” on a documentary. It ain’t always about the director, as we all know. This week, […]
- Weekend Web Roundup
The documentary blogosphere weighs in with reactions to the inaugural Cinema Eye Awards held last week in New York City. Our own Yance Ford offered her reaction last week. The Reeler Blog’s S.T. VanAirsdale summarizes the evening as well, calling it an evening “organized by friends for friends” and criticizing the awards for bowing to […]
- 72 Hours at SXSW
Anne del Castillo, POV’s director of development and special projects, just returned from SXSW. She reports on what it was like to return to her old stomping grounds in Austin. I remember a conversation that I had with film bloggers Joel Heller, Agnes Varnum, and Sarah Jo Marks at SXSW last year: Joel told us […]
- SXSW Documentary Feature Winners
Congratulations to Tony Gerber and POV alum Jesse Moss (Speedo, POV ’04) whose film Full Battle Rattle took the Special Jury Award! They Killed Sister Dorothy by Daniel Junge won both the Grand Jury Award and the Audience Award. Click here to see the full list of awards.
- The Alamo Drafthouse: Savoring the Memories
Anne del Castillo, POV’s director of development and special projects, is in Austin for SXSW. The former Austin resident reminisces about her favorite movie theater and looks forward to checking it out while she’s in town for the festival. I’m really excited to go back to Austin for SXSW. Though I’m a native New Yorker […]