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PBS Online Film Festival

Since its launch in 2012, the PBS Online Film Festival has featured diverse films from PBS member stations, POV and collaborations with public television producers. Find out how to vote for your favorites at pbs.org/filmfestival

Episodes

Season 2019
Episode 25
On the last day of a summer camp, a teenage girl with cerebral palsy is caught breaking...
Season 2019
Episode 24
Through freestyle spoken word, lush Pacific Northwest scenes and ceremony, we enter into...
Season 2019
Episode 23
A writer who, after having great success with his first book, has a disastrous creative...
Season 2019
Episode 22
As a result of light pollution, nearly 80% of Americans cannot see the Milky Way from...
Season 2019
Episode 21
When the world first began, a shepherd lived with his dog at the top of a high mountain....
Season 2019
Episode 20
Rani is a social outcast, transgender woman who welcomes life's challenges in order to...
Season 2019
Episode 19
When a desperate woman attempts to save her grandfather’s insolvent Harlem jazz nightclub...
Season 2019
Episode 18
Challenged to a basketball game by local boys, Pablo, a queer, deaf Latino, agrees to...
Season 2019
Episode 17
This tear-jerking short takes places in rural Hawaii following the life of a young girl,...
Season 2019
Episode 16
Love Wins tells the story of two women, Jan (83) and Emily (89), who met and fell in love...
Season 2019
Episode 15
The future is an endless universe of possibilities. But for recent high school graduate...
Season 2019
Episode 14
From a young age, Joan always dreamed of a big family and a place by the ocean. By the...
Season 2019
Episode 13
Growing up in the largest affordable housing cooperative in Brooklyn, Cassandra’s world...
Season 2019
Episode 12
Meet Vincent, who grew up a Democrat in North Carolina, but is now a conservative, pro-...
Season 2019
Episode 11
Like cities and towns across the nation, Cincinnati, Ohio is struggling with an ever-...
Season 2019
Episode 10
Father Roy Snipes has lived in Texas his whole life and seen it all, especially along the...
Season 2019
Episode 9
The film provides an in-depth look at the impact of growing up surrounded by violence in...
Season 2019
Episode 8
When a young woman suffers vision loss, she realizes that she has to give up her great...
Season 2019
Episode 7
North Lawndale College Prep is a high school located on the south side of Chicago, in a...
Season 2019
Episode 6
Riley, an early 30's millennial and Caroline, an early 40's Gen-Xer, happen to meet each...
Season 2019
Episode 5
In this dialogue-free short, the youngest member of a small, isolated congregation begins...
Season 2019
Episode 4
At the park, a little girl proudly carries her red balloon. As she passes a mother trying...
Season 2019
Episode 3
Thaddeus is a teenager in love. Love comes with panic. Silence. Racing thoughts, but no...
Season 2019
Episode 2
An Atlantic City postcard is the only remnant that Pony, a Texas drifter, has of his...
Season 2019
Episode 1
Emily Hunt Turner saw opportunity for criminal justice reform in her restaurant, All...


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