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POV Exec. Producer Chris White and IDA Exec. Director Simon Kilmurry. Credit: Todd Williamson/Getty Images for International Documentary Association.

POV wins IDA Award for Best Curated Series!


POV won the 2015 IDA Award for Best Curated Series, sharing the honor with Independent Lens at the 31st Annual International Documentary Association Awards on Dec. 5 in Los Angeles. The award marks POV's third series win: POV was previously honored in 2009 and 2011. Produced by American Documentary, Inc. (AmDoc), POV begins its 29th season on PBS in 2016. Two additional AmDoc-produced projects, POV Interactive Documentaries and the America ReFramed series, were nominated for IDA Awards for the first time. See the full list of winners here.




Strength, resilience, courage of the human spirit reflected in America ReFramed encores


The season of America ReFramed continues with encore broadcasts of films about inspiring individuals across the country: adaptive sports athletes in Endless Abilities (dir. Zachary Bastion, Tripp Clemens and Harvey Burrell) on Tuesday, Dec. 22; a man and his dying wish for the earth in A Will for the Woods (dir. Amy Browne, Jeremy Kaplan, Tony Hale and Brian Wilson) on Tuesday, Dec. 29; and the people behind the wheels of New York City's iconic taxi cabs in Drivers Wanted (Dir. Joshua Z. Weinstein) on Tuesday, Jan. 5.

Then stay tuned in February for a brand new season of America ReFramed on the WORLD Channel (check local listings) and always send us your questions, comments and thoughts on Facebook, Twitter @AmericaReFramed and Youtube.


Aya in The Storm Makers. Credit: Tipasa Production, Bophana Production.

POV films available for streaming over the holidays


Say goodbye to 2015 with nine feature-length documentaries from POV, including films from our 28th season on PBS and our archive, all available online for free. As always, we're also streaming more than 36 short documentaries from independent filmmakers.


Angy Rivera in Don't Tell Anyone (No Le Digas a Nadie).

'Don’t Tell Anyone' kicks off 2016 Target First Saturdays at the Brooklyn Museum


Don't Tell Anyone (No Le Digas a Nadie), Mikaela Shwer's acclaimed film about immigration activist Angy Rivera, will open Brooklyn Museum's Target First Saturdays program in 2016 with a screening on Saturday, Jan. 2 at 8 p.m., followed by a Q&A with Rivera. Target First Saturdays brings engaging and eclectic free art and entertainment programs every month to Brooklyn Museum, from 5 to 11 p.m.


CPB's 'Veterans Coming Home' series seeking team for spring project


"Veterans Coming Home," the Corporation for Public Broadcasting's multi-platform, digital storytelling project, led by Kindling Group in Chicago and produced by Whiteness Project director Whitney Dow, is seeking a team of three veterans and two civilians to fill full-time creator/participant positions for a 13-week project starting March 1. "Veterans Coming Home" is an exciting digital series tracking these veterans' and civilians' journeys across the nation, capturing stories that explore and bridge the military-civilian divide. People with a strong sense of civic duty and experience making media of all kinds—video, audio, writing, photography and social media—are encouraged to apply to be part of this dynamic team. To apply, visit: http://bit.ly/1SiRea0
POV fall/winter 2015 interns. Credit: Nicole Tsien.

POV accepting applications for winter/spring/summer 2016 internships


POV is now accepting applications for winter/spring 2016 internships on a rolling basis through April 1, 2016! For summer internships, apply by May 1. To apply, fill out the application form and upload materials in DOC, DOCX or PDF format to https://dropbox.yousendit.com/povdocs. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


Peter Anton in 'Almost There' by Dan Rybicky and Aaron Wickenden.

Doc Talk on POV's documentary blog


"Almost There," outsider art and documentary ethics
In "Almost There," directors Dan Rybicky and Aaron Wickenden document an unknown artist's story, leading one of the filmmakers to confront his own family’s history of mental illness and dysfunction.


Holiday crowd-fundraising tips from seven documentary insiders
The holiday season is no holiday for documentary producers looking to raise funds, but some documentarians say it's as good a time as any.


My wish list for the documentary community
While many are organizing lists of gifts this holiday season, guest blogger Heather McIntosh provides her own list of wishes for the collective documentary community.


Join the conversation about all things documentary on POV's Documentary Blog!


Find POV Screenings Near You
Major funding for POV is provided by PBS, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and National Endowment for the Arts.  Additional funding comes from Wyncote Foundation, Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee, Nancy Blachman and David desJardins, Bertha Foundation, The Fledgling Fund, Marguerite Casey Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, Ettinger Foundation, and public television viewers. POV is presented by a consortium of public television stations, including KQED San Francisco, WGBH Boston and THIRTEEN in association with WNET.ORG.
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