Films from POV’s 26th season.

POV is honored to be recognized as a nominee for Best Continuing Series by the 29th annual IDA Documentary Awards. POV won the Best Continuing Series Award in 2011 and 2009. Also recognized, Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Act of Killing (POV 2014) received a nomination for Best Feature and POV filmmaker Laura Poitras — My Country, My Country (POV 2006), The Oath (POV 2010) — will receive IDA’s Courage Under Fire Award for her brave commitment to protecting and promoting freedom of speech.

Here’s a breakdown of the nominations in the Best Continuing Series, Best Feature and Best Short categories, along with links to find out more about the films:

In addition to POV, the series nominated in the Best Continuing Series category include 30 for 30 (ESPN), Curiosity (Discovery Channel), Independent Lens (ITVS in association with PBS), and Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (HBO Sports).

The films nominated in the Best Feature category include The Act of Killing (Joshua Oppenheimer), Blackfish (Gabriela Cowperthwaite), Let the Fire Burn (Jason Osder), The Square (Jehane Noujaim) and Stories We Tell (Sarah Polley).

The films nominated in the Best Short category include The Education of Muhammad Hussein (Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady) The Flogsta Roar (John Palmgren), Nine to Ninety (Alicia Dwyer), Slomo (Josh Izenberg), and Vultures of Tibet (Russell O. Bush).

Their ceremony will take place on December 6, 2013 at the Director’s Guild in Los Angeles. For more information, tickets and the full list of nominations please visit the International Documentary Association.

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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.