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A public television broadcast can be a home run for independent filmmakers hoping expand their audience and raise awareness around social issues, but how does a filmmaker navigate the public television submission process? What do programs look for in a film? How do I know what strand is best for my documentary? Should I wait until I have a fine cut to submit?

POV Series Producer Yance Ford will be on the #docchat Twitter chat this Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at 7 PM Eastern, answering questions about getting your film on public television.

You can submit a question for Yance by posting to Twitter using the hashtag #docchat.

In addition to general questions about public television submissions, Yance can also answer specific questions you might have about POV’s Call for Entries.

Here is a quick rundown of the #docchat event:

Getting Your Film on Public Television

POV Series Producer Yance Ford

When: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 7-8 PM Eastern. If you can’t make it, you can send in your questions ahead of time using the hashtag #docchat or in a comment below.

Who: POV Series Producer Yance Ford will be the guest, tweeting from @povdocs. Adnaan Wasey of POV will be moderating from @adnaanwasey.

How: To submit a question, send a tweet with the hashtag #docchat from an active Twitter account or leave a comment below if you don’t have an account. To follow the conversation, search the hashtag #docchat on Twitter or follow along at You can also bookmark this post and return on Thursday, April 26, for a recap.

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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.