Project VoiceScape Opens Audience Voting to Select Top
Documentary Produced by Teen Filmmakers
The Adobe and PBS Foundations, together with the PBS series POV, announced the opening of public
online voting to determine the winner of the 2011 Project VoiceScape Audience Award. The award is
part of a contest sponsored by Project VoiceScape, a collaboration among Adobe Youth Voices, PBS, and
POV, to promote and honor the work of aspiring young filmmakers. The public is invited to view and
vote for its favorite film from among 15 finalists at www.pbs.org/pov/voicescape from Sept. 12 to Sept.
Awards will also be given for Best Documentary, selected by independent judges from the film industry,
and Most Inspiring Documentary, to be selected by POV production executives.
Project VoiceScape finalists were chosen earlier this year from among 250 submissions in the United
States by teens ages 14‐19. Finalists receive a $2,000 grant and mentoring through Project VoiceScape.
Finalists will be honored at a private reception on Thurs., Oct. 6, at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.
Journalist, moderator and bestselling author Gwen Ifill, together with PBS President and CEO Paula
Kerger will host the event, announcing the award winners and presenting each with a trophy. The three
winning projects will be showcased on the POV website (www.pbs.org/pov), PBS Teachers website
(www.pbs.org/teachers) and Adobe Foundation website (www.youthvoices.adobe.com).
Read about the young filmmakers at http://www.pbs.org/pov/blog/project‐voicescape/index.php.
16 esteemed documentary filmmakers are volunteering their time to be Project VoiceScape mentors for
the project finalists:
Linda Goode Bryant
Thomas Allen Harris
Jennifer Maytorena Taylor
Juan Carlos Zaldivar
Press Invited to Attend Reception – Details/Press Contact:
Thursday, Oct. 6
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W., Washington D.C, 20001
For more information, or to schedule interviews with the participants, contact Gina Jacobs, Edelman
Public Relations, 650‐762‐2897, firstname.lastname@example.org
Project VoiceScape is a project of Adobe Youth Voices, Adobe Foundation’s global signature
philanthropy program; POV, public television’s award‐winning showcase for independent nonfiction
films; and PBS, to provide funding and pair leading filmmakers with emerging teen artists nationwide.
For more information, visit: www.pbs.org/pov/voicescape