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2018 American Documentary Annual Gala
Celebrating Over Three Decades of Excellence and Impact
Join us as we celebrate over three decades of supporting bold documentaries and documentarians for the public good. The evening kicks off with a VIP cocktail party where guests can mix and mingle with award-winning POV filmmakers and get an exclusive first look at upcoming projects. The gala continues with industry influencers, philanthropists and film lovers celebrating the spirit of indie cinema over dancing, music, free-flowing food and drinks and an interactive exhibition showcasing the best and boldest in nonfiction storytelling.
6:30 p.m. VIP Cocktail Pre-reception
7:30 p.m. Benefit Gala
POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent nonfiction films. POV films are known for their timeliness, intimacy, and their unforgettable storytelling. Since 1988, POV has presented over 400 films to public television audiences across the country: on air, online and in community venues.
Pamela & Peter Barbey • Kimberly Cantor • Abigail Disney • Margaret Drain
Fred Dust & David Young • Wendy Ettinger • Nancy Lynn & James Keach
Susan Margolin • Cindy Meehl & Alice Henty • SJ Murray
Kate Oppenheim & Ari Kuschnir • Chris & Nancy Plaut • Abby Pucker
Robert Raben & Heidi Nel • Gini Reticker & Jerry Kupfer • Brenda Robinson
Neal Shapiro • Carolyn Strauss • Ann Tenenbaum & Thomas H. Lee
William Charles Uricchio • Marc Weiss & Nancy Meyer
Chicago Media Project • FilmRise • PBS
Hartley Media Impact Initiative at Auburn • Fledgling Fund
The Pritzker Pucker Family Foundation • Rogovy Foundation
Board of Directors
Margaret Drain, Chair • Michael Isip, Vice Chair • John Bredar, Secretary
Chris Plaut, Treasurer • Anjali Kumar • John Limotte • Neal Shapiro •
Carolyn Strauss • Joi Thomas • Beth Viner • Ann Tenenbaum, Emeritus
POV Presenting Stations
KQED San Francisco • WGBH Boston • WNET New York Public Media
WNYC • WBEZ • WHYY
Sponsorship & Advertising Opportunities
Find out how you can be a part of this special evening, to amplify diverse independent voices and help keep meaningful storytelling alive.
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