PBS Online Film Festival to Announce Winners via OVEE

Viewers watched, shared, and voted all summer long, and the results are finally in!

The PBS Film Festival Winner’s Ceremony is Wednesday, August 6, and you’re invited. At 2 p.m., we are hosting a special OVEE screening announce and celebrate the winners of Most Watched Film and People's Choice Film.

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The third annual PBS Online Film Festival featured 25 short films online from June 16 - July 31, 2014, and showcased diverse films from Independent Lens and POV, as well as collaborations with public television producers, including the Center for Asian American Media, Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB), National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC), Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC), and Vision Maker Media.

This year’s selection featured several locally produced short films from a variety of local PBS stations, including: Alaska Public Media, Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN), CET/ThinkTV (Cincinnati/Dayton), KLRU (Austin, TX), KQED (San Francisco),Louisiana Public Broadcasting, Vermont PBS, Wisconsin Media Lab and WCVE (Richmond, VA).

“PBS and member stations are committed to experimenting with new platforms to reach diverse audiences with high-quality and engaging content,” said Ira Rubenstein, Senior Vice President and General Manager, PBS Digital. “PBS is the home for independent film, both online and on-air, and we’re proud that the Online Film Festival has become an annual celebration of unique films representing a diverse array of voices and viewpoints.”

If you’d like to host an OVEE screening of your own, you can use the OVEE Smart Snippet on your station’s Bento site. The OVEE snippet is a great way to promote the details of your upcoming screening. You can accomplish this by adding links and metadata in the designated areas to the screening’s OVEE page.