Join POV for our Fall #docchat series, featuring prestigious panelists and topics to benefit documentary filmmakers. Here’s our October schedule:

Engagement Strategy Best Practices and Trends
Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Time: 12:30-1:15 PM ET (9:30-10:15 AM PT)
Where: To join, RSVP on Google+ Hangout.
Engagement strategists and filmmakers share best practices and strategies for running successful engagement campaigns and new trends in the field.

How to Plan for a Long-term Documentary Project
Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Time: 12:30-1:15 PM ET (9:30-10:15 AM PT)
Where: To join, RSVP on Google+ Hangout.
What does it take to follow a character over a period of ten, twenty or more years? Filmmakers share their tips and lessons for planning a successful long-term documentary project. This chat will take place the day after the PBS broadcast of 56 Up.

In Conversation with the Critics
Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Time: 12:30-1 PM ET (9:30-10 AM PT)
Where: To join, RSVP on Google+ Hangout.
Three film journalists will be sharing their insights about the state of the documentary industry and will be ready to offer advice for filmmakers seeking to get their films reviewed.

  • Tom Roston writes for the Doc Soup blog on POV’s website. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Elle, Spin, GQ, New York, and other publications.
  • Christopher Campbell is a writer and editor for the recently launched Nonfics,, Film School Rejects, Fandango, and contributor to Roger Ebert’s website and Moviefone.
  • Anthony Kaufman writes about independent film regularly for Variety, indieWIRE, Filmmaker Magazine, and SundanceNow.

If you have suggestions or requests for #docchats in November, please comment below. In addition to the fall #docchat series, we are hosting two upcoming filmmaker chats:

Best Kept Secret
Date: Wednesday, September 24, 2013
Time: 7-8:30 PM ET (4-5:30 PM PT)
Where: To join, visit the chat on the Best Kept Secret companion website or POV’s Facebook page.
Teacher Janet Mino and representatives from families featured in Best Kept Secret will join filmmakers Samantha Buck and Danielle DiGiacomo for a live chat with viewers.

Brooklyn Castle
Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Time: 8:30-10 PM ET (5:30-7:30 PM PT)
Where: To join, visit the chat page on OVEE.
Teacher and several students featured in Brookyln Castle will join filmmaker Katie Dellamaggiore and Robert McLellan from the US Chess Federation for a social screening on OVEE.

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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.