2019 PBS Online Film Festival – July 15 to July 26

2019 PBS Online Film Festival – July 15 to July 26

The PBS Online Film Festival is returning for an eighth year! The 25 diverse short films, which come through PBS member stations, the minority consortia, and ITVS and POV, will be available to stream starting July 15.

All nominated films are available for viewing on www.pbs.org/filmfestival as well as PBS’s official YouTube and Facebook pages. Voting is open from 12am EST on July 15 to 11:59pm EST on July 26.

According to the festival rules, there are four (4) ways to cast a vote on a film: (1) by going to www.pbs.org/filmfestival and clicking on the “Vote” button, (2) by going to PBS’s official YouTube and clicking on the thumbs-up icon, (3) by going to the PBS Online Film Festival Facebook page  and clicking on either the thumbs-up icon or the heart icon, and/or (4) by viewing the film (regardless of the time you spend watching the film). You may vote for as many films as you wish. You may also vote for the same film on www.pbs.org/filmfestival, YouTube and Facebook. 

Two awards will be given out as part of the PBS Online Film Festival. The film with the most viewer votes, Facebook and YouTube likes and views will win “Most Popular” film.  Also, a distinguished panel of eight jury members will select their favorite film of the festival for the “Juried Prize.”

The PBS Online Film Festival has attracted more than 7 million video streams over the first seven years. Last year’s Most Popular Film winner was Cowgirl Up and the Juried Prize went to Black Canaries.

Explore this year’s Film Festival and learn about hosting a viewing party online at https://www.pbs.org/filmfestival/.