POV (a cinema term for “point of view”) is television’s longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS.
Since 1988, POV has presented over 400 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.
POV is known as the best of American public television’s showcase of independent documentaries, offering a highly competitive sum for broadcast distribution of films each season.
All subjects, aesthetic approaches and lengths are welcomed. POV encourages delivering your film online via Vimeo (vimeo.com). When you register and upload your film, make your film downloadable and password-protected. When you complete your online submission form, you can paste in your Vimeo link and password.
Though online content delivery at vimeo.com is strongly preferred, POV will continue to accept content delivered on a USB flash drive or DVD.
POV is majorly funded by PBS, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and many more.
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