Since 2012, POV Hackathon has provided matchmaking and mentorship for visionary filmmakers and inventive technologists to "re-imagine the documentary for web" in a single weekend.
POV Hackathon 9 will take place in Chicago the weekend of August 15-16, 2015, in partnership with Kartemquin Films, a collaborative center for documentary media makers who seek to foster a more engaged and empowered society, and The Chicago Innovation Exchange, the University of Chicago's new center to help scholars and entrepreneurs translate their ideas and new technologies into start-up businesses and products.
Expect to be busy from the Saturday morning through Sunday evening. Hacking concludes on Sunday afternoon, but there will be a screening on Sunday evening, followed by a reception. All events take place at The Chicago Innovation Exchange, 1452 E 53rd Street Chicago, IL 60615.
We are now accepting applications for POV Hackathon 9. Apply by Friday, July 10, 2015, at midnight Central Time. There is one form for applicants proposing POV Hackathon project ideas (usually "media makers" - filmmakers, journalists, visual artists, etc.) and a second form for applicants not proposing ideas but who want to join a team (usually "technologists" - developers, designers, etc.). Add email@example.com to your contacts list to prevent emails from going to your junk mail folder.Questions? Read the FAQ for the answers to common questions about POV Hackathon, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets for the public screening of POV Hackathon 9 projects are now available! The screening will take place at The Chicago Innovation Exchange, 1452 E 53rd Street Chicago, IL 60615 on Sunday, August 16, 2015, at 7 pm. Tickets are free, but space is limited, so you must RSVP to attend.
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