Point of View Magazine (POV) is Canada’s premiere magazine about documentary culture.
POV was founded by the lobby and advocacy organization, Documentary Organization of Canada (DOC), in 1990. In 2010, POV became separately incorporated. POV now exists as its own entity—full-colour print magazine published twice annually with an established and engaged online presence.
POV Magazine covers the art and business of documentary in print and online, which includes film, photography, and new media. We provide informed and engaged commentary that connects documentaries with the issues of today. This commentary takes the form of essays, profiles of new films, filmmaker interviews, reviews and columns on current affairs and policy. We value truth and independence in news media, and the long history of documentary in Canada for providing a voice to filmmakers from coast to coast and for members of underrepresented communities.
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If you would like to contribute to Point of View or pitch a story, send an email to editor Marc Glassman.
Please note that our roster is currently full for TIFF this year.
Please include some samples of your work, preferably professional examples, along with your pitch.
-POV welcomes story ideas from writers and filmmakers of all backgrounds. We encourage an inclusive and progressive environment, and are always eager to spotlight new voices and perspectives.
-PR representatives are encouraged to pitch the editors first, rather than ask freelancers to submit on behalf of the firm. This helps us plan our stories fairly and accordingly within our objectives and timelines.
-POV prefers for stories in print to be more ‘evergreen.’ Articles tied to events and/or film releases are a better fit for online coverage.
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POV reaches a targeted niche of Canadian independent film and television producers, directors, film enthusiasts and more. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for opportunities in print and online and view our media kit.
Marc Glassman, Editor
David Donald, Art Director
Pat Mullen, Publisher
—>If you would like to contribute to Point of View or pitch a story, send an email to editor Marc Glassman.
POV is committed to safe working conditions and a workplace free from harassment. View our anti-harassment policy here.
POV Magazine is a non-profit corporation led by a Board of Directors. The majority of our Board members are appointed by the Documentary Organization of Canada, which remains a key partner.
Board of Directors:
Karen Gordon (chair)
Maya Annik Bedward
Marc Serpa Francoeur
POV features an editorial advisory committee, which discusses and selects articles for print publication and online strategies.
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