Published July 11, 2016
NEW YORK – The 2016 PBS Online Film Festival is under way from July 11 – 29 2016. It a competition among 25 short films from public broadcasting outlets all over the country, and this year’s slate includes a significant Native presence. The winner will be determined by online voting.
This year’s competition features one of the sequel films from “The Medicine Game: Four Brothers, One Dream.” The four-part short film series is a sequel to the original feature length film released in 2014, which focused on older brothers Jeremy and Hiana. This series explores the lives of Miles and Lyle, their connection and assent to the top of the lacrosse world.
Since its launch in 2012, the PBS Online Film Festival has featured diverse films from PBS member stations, ITVS and POV. Starting July 11, viewers can once again watch, vote and share their favorites. This year’s festival includes collaborations with a wide variety of public television producers, including the Center for Asian American Media, Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB), National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC), Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC), Wisconsin Media Lab and Vision Maker Media. The PBS Online Film Festival has attracted more than 1.5 million video streams over the first four years.
CLICK HERE to participate and vote.