PBS Debuts “Gold Star” Video for PBS Online Film Festival‏

When Iliana dedicates a love song to her teacher during an elementary school talent show, the ensuing homophobic reactions from school officials and her mother taint the experience. Iliana’s disappointment escalates when she overhears her mother Terry accusing her queer best friend Chela of influencing Iliana’s actions. Despite the disastrous evening, Iliana finds solace and faith with friends.

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The PBS Online Film Festival showcases powerful and engaging stories from filmmakers across the country. The festival has become a popular annual online event, attracting more than 1.5 million video streams over the first four years, as well as nominations in the Webby Awards.

Viewers are encouraged to watch, vote and share their favorite film by going to pbs.org/filmfestival. The film with most votes will receive the “PBS People’s Choice” award. Additionally, for the first time ever, viewers can vote for their favorite film by logging onto their Facebook or Twitter account and sharing their favorite film titles using the #PBSolff. For updates on the festival, follow #PBSolff on Twitter.

This year’s lineup features films from the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM)Independent LensLatino Public Broadcasting (LPB)National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP)National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC)Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC)POV, StoryCorps and Vision Maker Media, as well as PBS local member stations Alaska Public MediaCET/ThinkTV (Cincinnati/Dayton),KLRU-TV (Austin)KQED (San Francisco)KTTZ (Texas Tech),  Louisiana Public Broadcasting,Twin Cities Public TelevisionUNC-TV and WPBT (South Florida).

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