Connecticut Public is a proud partner in the 8th Annual PBS Online Film Festival, going on July 15-26, 2019!

Since its launch in 2012, the PBS Online Film Festival has featured diverse films from member stations, producers, and public media partners.  This year, the festival’s 25 films will include two presented by Connecticut Public. They are:

  • “Joan” from filmmaker Nathan Pancione. This film is a portrait of a resilient woman whose grit and determination conquer great adversity.
  • “Blank Canvas” from filmmaker Steven Bennett. This film follows two disparate strangers who form an unlikely bond after both experiencing traumatic situations.

Starting July 15, you can watch, share, and vote for your favorites to win this year’s Most Popular Film Award. To view the official voting rules, click here. A panel of jurors will also select their favorite film as the Juried Prize Winner.

Where to Watch

Films are available to stream on PBS and CPTV digital platforms, including They are also available to stream on YouTube and Facebook.

Host a Viewing Party

Invite friends and family to stream this year’s films with you! To download a handy Viewing Party Kit — with tips on how to throw a successful viewing party, including tasty summer recipes — click here.

The full list of films includes:

“Young Adult,” presented by KQED
“Paris Blues in Harlem,” presented by Black Public Media
“Audible Static,” presented by KLRU
“Ode to Pablo,” presented by Latino Public Broadcasting
“Who Are You?,” presented by DPTV
“Joan,” presented by CPTV
“The Children of Central City,” presented by Louisiana Public Broadcasting
“We Speak,” presented by Vision Maker Media
“Heroine of Hope,” presented by Illinois Public Media
“The Jump,” presented by WORLD Channel
“Under the Milky Way,” presented by NET Nebraska
“Love Wins,” presented by To The Contrary
“Balloon Girl,” presented by WSIU
“Moon and the Night,” presented by PIC
“Rani,” presented by CAAM
“Hidden Vote,” presented by ITVS
“Beacon,” presented by WNET
“Atlantic City,” presented by NALIP
“All Square,” presented by Twin Cities
“The Shepherd of the Stars,” presented by DPTV
“The Country Priest,” presented by Reel South
“BT Lives in the Stitch,” presented by Illinois Public Media
“Into My Life,” presented by POV
“Charlotte & Charlie,” presented by KLRU
“Blank Canvas,” presented by CPTV


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