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PBS Online Film Festival

PBS Online Film Festival
This summer, watch 25 films guaranteed to amaze, move and excite you. The Online Film Festival returns on June 16 with a collection of stories only PBS can tell. Check out the trailer and get ready to WATCH. VOTE. SHARE.

Latest Episodes

2013 Festival | The Longest Sun Air date: 03-04-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2339511518/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Watch and vote for ʺ The Longest Sun,ʺ a short fiction film told entirely in the endangered language of Tewa. The film tells the story of Tahn Pi, a young Tewa boy, who sets out on a mythical journey to stop the sun from setting. To cast your vote, visit http://www.pbs.org/filmfestival/vote/ /episodes/get/8157 /episode/8157 PBS Online Film Festival: 2013 Festival | The Longest Sun /episode-player/8157
2013 Festival | Breathe Life Air date: 03-04-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2339482256/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Watch and vote for "Breathe Life," a short documentary film about the Montelone family and their various hospital visits, treatments, and surf sessions as they face living with cystic fibrosis. With the help from the Mauli Ola Foundation, the Montelone family helps their children deal with cystic... /episodes/get/8138 /episode/8138 PBS Online Film Festival: 2013 Festival | Breathe Life /episode-player/8138
2013 Festival | Noc na Tenecku Air date: 03-04-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2339523056/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Watch and vote for ʺNoc na Tenecku,ʺ a short documentary film about one of the last true Czech dance halls in Texas. The film also looks at the elderly who still come there each Sunday to wax the floor and dance the polka — even as they struggle with old age, illness and death. To cast your vote,... /episodes/get/8151 /episode/8151 PBS Online Film Festival: 2013 Festival | Noc na Tenecku /episode-player/8151
2013 Festival | Hoverboard Air date: 03-04-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2339526676/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Watch and vote for "Hoverboard," a short fiction film about an imaginative young girl and her teddy bear on a quest to travel in time after watching "Back to the Future Part II." To cast your vote, visit http://www.pbs.org/filmfestival/vote/ /episodes/get/8145 /episode/8145 PBS Online Film Festival: 2013 Festival | Hoverboard /episode-player/8145
2013 Festival | Verses in Exile: Why I Write Air date: 03-04-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2339509515/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Watch and vote for ʺVerses in Exile: Why I Write,ʺ a short film created by a Khmer-exiled American, Kosal Khiev, who tells pieces of his life story through the art of spoken word poetry. To cast your vote, visit http://www.pbs.org/filmfestival/vote/ /episodes/get/8158 /episode/8158 PBS Online Film Festival: 2013 Festival | Verses in Exile: Why I Write /episode-player/8158
2013 Festival | Brionna Williams Air date: 03-04-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2339500579/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Watch and vote for "Brionna Williams," a short documentary film about a student athlete's journey to a healthier lifestyle despite her challenges with asthma. To cast your vote, visit http://www.pbs.org/filmfestival/vote/ /episodes/get/8139 /episode/8139 PBS Online Film Festival: 2013 Festival | Brionna Williams /episode-player/8139
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2012 Festival | Once Upon a Rooftop
Once Upon a Rooftop is a visual portrait of the families and individuals who live on the rooftops of mid-rises in Hong Kong. The inhabitants have no rights in terms of ownership or tenancy and yet are allowed to have water, gas, electricity and even postal addresses by the government.
Air date: 02/27/2012
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2195199147/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Once Upon a Rooftop is a visual portrait of the families and individuals who live on the rooftops of mid-rises in Hong Kong. The inhabitants have no rights in terms of ownership or tenancy and yet are allowed to have water, gas, electricity and even postal addresses by the government. /episodes/get/5445 /episode/5445 PBS Online Film Festival: 2012 Festival | Once Upon a Rooftop /episode-player/5445
2012 Festival | Seltzer Works
In the early 1900s, thousands of seltzer deliverymen crisscrossed the nation, schlepping heavy glass bottles full of fizzy water to millions of thirsty customers. Today, there are only a handful of deliverymen left in the country. Third-generation seltzer-filler Kenny Gomberg is the last bottler in...
Air date: 02/27/2012
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2195199143/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false In the early 1900s, thousands of seltzer deliverymen crisscrossed the nation, schlepping heavy glass bottles full of fizzy water to millions of thirsty customers. Today, there are only a handful of deliverymen left in the country. Third-generation seltzer-filler Kenny Gomberg is the last bottler in... /episodes/get/5447 /episode/5447 PBS Online Film Festival: 2012 Festival | Seltzer Works /episode-player/5447
2012 Festival | I Survived
A firsthand account of Sgt. Samuel Tapia's experience when his convoy hit a roadside bomb. While on his second tour in Iraq, Tapia's convoy was hit by an anti-tank mine that was double stacked with propane tanks. He was burned over 52 percent of his body, so much so that his left fingers had to be...
Air date: 02/27/2012
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2195214420/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false A firsthand account of Sgt. Samuel Tapia's experience when his convoy hit a roadside bomb. While on his second tour in Iraq, Tapia's convoy was hit by an anti-tank mine that was double stacked with propane tanks. He was burned over 52 percent of his body, so much so that his left fingers had to be... /episodes/get/5434 /episode/5434 PBS Online Film Festival: 2012 Festival | I Survived /episode-player/5434
2012 Festival | The Archive
This is the story of a man and his records. Paul Mawhinney was born and raised in Pittsburgh. Over the years he has amassed what has become the world's largest record collection. Due to health issues and a struggling record industry Paul is being forced to sell his collection.
Air date: 02/27/2012
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2195214422/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false This is the story of a man and his records. Paul Mawhinney was born and raised in Pittsburgh. Over the years he has amassed what has become the world's largest record collection. Due to health issues and a struggling record industry Paul is being forced to sell his collection. /episodes/get/5449 /episode/5449 PBS Online Film Festival: 2012 Festival | The Archive /episode-player/5449
2012 Festival | National Film Society | Real Stories Intro
Patrick Epino and Stephen Dypiangco, co-founders of the National Film Society, introduce the first category in PBS's first-ever online film festival, Real Stories.
Air date: 02/27/2012
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2201842945/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Patrick Epino and Stephen Dypiangco, co-founders of the National Film Society, introduce the first category in PBS's first-ever online film festival, Real Stories. /episodes/get/5443 /episode/5443 PBS Online Film Festival: 2012 Festival | National Film Society | Real Stories Intro /episode-player/5443
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