Calling all documentary filmmakers, transmedia artists, web developers and multimedia journalists: Applications are now open for POV Hackathon 8!

POV Hackathon is a weekend laboratory providing matchmaking and mentorship for participants to create prototypes that re-invent the documentary for the web. The submission deadline is Friday, March 6 at midnight ET (9 PM PT).
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POV Hackathon 8 will take place in New York City the weekend of April 4-5, 2015, in partnership with the Made in NY Media Center by IFP, a new kind of co-working space and exhibition venue designed to connect the next generation of storytellers, innovators and entrepreneurs.

In a single weekend, participants collaborate with fellow media makers on an interactive prototype to take their projects to the next level. POV Hackathon has a 100% prototype production rate, and teams often continue to work together after the weekend ends. Teams have premiered their finished products at high-profile events such as the Tribeca Film Festival and the New York Film Festival, while other teams have attracted new funding from organizations such as The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

POV Hackathon alums include The Whiteness Project, Empire and Living Los Sures. Don’t miss your chance to participate in POV Hackathon: Apply now or read our FAQ to learn more.

Tickets are also now available for the public screening of POV Hackathon 8 projects. The screening will take place at the Made in NY Media Center by IFP (30 John Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201) on Sunday, April 5, 2015, at 7 PM ET. Tickets are free, but space is limited, so you must RSVP to attend.

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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.