Congratulations to our 2017 winners, "Maria" and "You Can Go." Since its launch in 2012, the PBS Online Film Festival has featured diverse films member stations, producers and public media partners. From July 17 to July 28, viewers once again voted for their favorites. But just because the voting is over, doesn't mean the conversation has stopped. Explore the films below, and join us online on the PBS Facebook page or using #PBSFilmFest.
Most Popular Film
From filmmakers Jeremiah Tauamiti, Karin Williams, Taofia Pelesasa | Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC)
The matriarch of a large Polynesian family lies bedridden and silent, unable or unwilling to speak after a long illness. When a family crisis strikes, Nan Maria gets some unexpected help as she struggles to reunite her fractured family.
Juried Prize Winner
You Can Go
From filmmakers Christine Turner and Daniel Solé | The National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC)
A high school administrator talks down a troubled student.