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We accept applications on a rolling basis for future POV Hackathons. There is one form for media makers (filmmakers, journalists, visual artist, etc.) and a second for technologists (developers, designers, etc.). Add to your contacts list to prevent emails from going to your junk mail folder. Read the POV Hackathon FAQ »

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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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Resources for Filmmakers

Find out more about the variety of funding, festival, and engagement opportunities available for independent producers.

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POV brings a collection of documentary filmmakers, writers, experts, and viewers together for conversations about topics relevant to POV's nonfiction films.

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