NATIONAL FILM SOCIETY HOSTS PBS ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL
Wow, that was quick. At Filmmaker we’re used to spotting and promoting young filmmaking talent and, within a few years, seeing them graduate to studio blockbusters whose press screenings we aren’t invited to. But when we partnered this Sundance with the nascent National Film Society, we figured we had at least 24 months before they busted out of this joint.
Just five weeks after we ran the National Film Society’s Park City spots, though, the duo of Patrick Epino and Stephen Dypiangco have gone network…. Well, they’ve gone PBS, and that’s a network in our book. From February 27 – March 30 the National Film Society are hosting the PBS Online Film Festival.
From the YouTube page:
Running Feb. 27-March 30, 2012. the PBS Online Film Festival will bring together 20 short films over five weeks produced by a number of public broadcasting organizations including Independent Television Service (ITVS), POV and the National Minority Consortia (Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC), National Black Programming Consortium (NPBC), Center for Asian American Media (CAAM), Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB) and Native American Public Telecommunications (NAPT)). The public will have the opportunity to choose the winner of the “People’s Choice” award by voting on PBS.org and YouTube.
For a complete list of works, check out the PBS press release. And also watch the National Film Society’s introductory video, embedded below.