The International Documentary Challenge is partnering with P.O.V., PBS' premiere showcase for independent, non-fiction film. P.O.V. will be awarding the "P.O.V. Prize" to a Doc Challenge film. This film will be prominently showcased on their website and receive a $1,000 award.Well, since judges do vary greatly and P.O.V. will have their own rubric, it very well may go outside the 14 finalists. If it goes to a finalist, however, it will be a very nice moment at the screening....
Currently P.O.V is looking at the top 25 rated films from the 1st round of judging to determine the winner. The winning film will screen at Hot Docs, where the prize will be awarded. If the P.O.V. Prize goes to a non-finalist, we will announce it next Monday so the filmmakers can attend the festival if they want to. If it goes to a finalist, we will just announce the winner at Hot Docs.
Friday, April 04, 2008
IDC and POV
Doug Whyte, the International Documentary Challenge Producer, just sent a note about an additional award for IDC films: