The POV Call for Entries (CFE) for broadcast season 2012, POV's 25th anniversary season, is now open. The deadline for submitting your film is Thursday, June 30, 2011. Find out more about the submission process and the categories of submissions that we are looking for below. To be reminded about the Call For Entries deadline and other news, sign up for the POV Newsletter.
Each year, POV brings 14 to 16 new films to public television viewers. Our summer series and year-round specials push the boundaries of nonfiction television with work from emerging and established filmmakers that reflects the range and diversity of American voices - viewpoints that enrich, enlarge, challenge and refine our experience of the world.
If your nonfiction film has a strong perspective, a dedication to craft, contemporary relevance and a passion for your topic, then the POV series is the best place for a national television broadcast. If you believe the entire country should see your film, POV is for you.
POV films are seen in 97 percent of the country with an average audience of 2-4 million per broadcast, making POV the most-watched independent documentary showcase on television today. Thousands see our films in community and educational screenings around the country, and our website has millions of visitors each year. We also develop strategic national press and promotional campaigns to highlight the issues explored in POV films.
POV is filmmaker-focused; intent on supporting and presenting the work of today's best contemporary storytellers. We believe in the power of stories to change minds and hearts, enlarging our understanding of the world around us. Our goal is to surround each film with the tools to ensure a long and active life on television and beyond.
Learn more in our Resources for Filmmakers section about the variety of funding and broadcasting opportunities available to independent producers at PBS.
Questions? Call POV at 212-989-8121 ext. 380.