POV Hackathon

What might you get if you paired a handful of documentary filmmakers with expert web developers and told them they had 36 hours to re-invent the documentary for the web?

It’s no small task, obviously, but it’s a question we’re going to pose in August when we host our first POV Hackathon, which we’re announcing… right now!

Now all we need are some documentary filmmakers with a digital vision.

Is that you? Head over to the POV Hackathon page at pbs.org/pov/hackathon to get more information. (Online applications are due Friday, June 29, 2012 at 5 PM Eastern Time.)

Note: The hackathon weekend will take place from August 11 to 12, 2012, a Saturday morning to Sunday evening in Brooklyn, New York. Before applying, please consider that POV will not be paying travel, accommodations or expenses.

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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.