POV Call for Entries: Welcome

POV, public television's premier showcase for independent, nonfiction film seeks programs from all perspectives to showcase in its annual PBS series. POV accepts films in three different categories:

  • Standard: For completed films & fine cuts. If you feel you have a strong rough cut, you can submit in this category.
  • Early Introduction: For films still in production or development. We prioritize Standard entries for broadcast consideration but use the Early Introduction category to get films on our radar and for early rough cuts.
  • Short: If your film is 35 minutes or less, please submit in this category.

Please Note, as of May 2018, we accept submissions on a rolling basis. To be considered for the 2023 POV season, entries must be submitted by Sunday, July 31, 2022. Submissions received after July 31, 2022 will be considered for the following year's submission cycle unless an extension is granted by POV. For questions, email cfe@pov.org.

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