POV has announced its first “Hackathon,” an opportunity for filmmakers and web developers to come together and re-invent documentary for the web.
POV (Point of View), the award-winning independent documentary series celebrating its 25th anniversary on PBS this year, is reaching out to documentary filmmakers who have projects at any stage of production for the first POV Hackathon, taking place Saturday-Sunday, August 11-12, 2012, in New York City.
Inspired by the “hack days” of the open-source development community and companies like Facebook (guess where that “Like” button came from!), POV is providing an opportunity for filmmakers and web developers to come together to re-invent documentary for the web.
The weekend is an opportunity for filmmakers with a digital vision to work with developers and designers to create a finished prototype — be it a mobile site, web app, widget, game, or something we’ve never seen before — for the web. The deadline to enter is June 29, 2012.
To apply or find out more, visit pbs.org/pov/hackathon.