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The 2014 PBS online film festival starts today

 Paula Kerger, President & Chief Executive Officer of PBS,
Paula Kerger, President & Chief Executive Officer of PBS,
Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

Today, June 16, the 2014 PBS online film festival started. The online festival ends on July 31. You can watch, vote, and share the videos starting today. The festival is showing 25 short films, which those films are the following:

  • "7 Day Gig"
  • "A Part of Me, Apart From Me"
  • "Border Bedazzlers"
  • "Calls from Home: Prison Radio in Appalachia"
  • "Diamond John"
  • "Digging for Water"
  • "Dog Save the Queen"
  • "El Doctor"
  • "El Reloj"
  • "First Match"
  • "I Am the Aurora Hunter"
  • "Islands"
  • "Lady Thunderhawks"
  • "Mad River Rising"
  • "My Dear Americans"
  • "North Star"
  • "Overpass Light Brigade"
  • "Sorry About Tomorrow"
  • "The Jazz Ticket"
  • "The Yellow Wallpaper"
  • "Tryouts"
  • "Westland"
  • "Why We Rise"
  • "Will"
  • "You're Dead to Me"

So those are the short movies that will be on the online festival. They appear to be an interesting pick of shorts, that deal with culture, history, art, immigration, and many other subjects. It looks like a very thought-proving and entertaining festival. Definitely a list of movies to watch during those rainy weekends, and what also is always nice, is the festival is free!

The following is a list of films partners:

  • Alaska Public Media
  • Center for Asian American Media
  • CET Cincinnati and ThinkTV Dayton
  • Independent Lens
  • KQED San Francisco & Film School Shorts
  • KLRU Austin
  • Latino Public Broadcasting
  • Louisiana Public Broadcasting
  • National Black Programming Consortium
  • Pacific Islanders in Communications
  • POV
  • Vermont PBS
  • Vision Maker Media
  • WCVE Richmond
  • Wisconsin Media Lab

The PBS online film festival started back in 2012 in February and had went through March. That year, the winning short film was "Horse You See."

So once again this festival started today and ends on July 31. It's online and you can watch the movies for free, there is no rental fee or anything. So check it out and vote on your favorite movies!