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Participants from a previous POV Hackathon

Since 2012, POV Hackathon has provided matchmaking and mentorship for visionary filmmakers and inventive technologists to "re-imagine the documentary for web" in a single weekend.

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The POV Call for Entries (CFE) for the 2015 broadcast season is now closed. The deadline was June 30, 2014.

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The Diverse Voices Project IV (DVP), with up to $100,000 in co-production funding available to emerging filmmakers, is POV's initiative to support stories about diverse communities produced by emerging makers.
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The Project VoiceScape call for entries is now closed. Adobe Youth Voices, PBS and POV are searching for the next generation of documentary filmmakers! Winners were announced in April 2011.
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The POV | Alpha Cine Award was awarded to a documentary filmmaker whose work was selected to Air on the POV series. The award was given in 2010.
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