Thanks for celebrating with us!

POV board members Perry King (left) and Michaelin McDermott (right) show off the newly redesigned issue, courtesy of art director Dave Donald (middle). Photo by James Buffin

We’re still beaming in the wake of the 25th Anniversary Celebration – it was terrific to be in such good company at the Tranzac Club.

A heartfelt thank you to all who helped to make this event a success:

Debaters and speakers: Rudy Buttignol, Sean Farnel, Maya Gallus, Kevin McMahon, Justine Pimlott, Mark Starowicz, Peter Wintonick, and moderator Ralph Benmergui.

Flagship Sponsor: Fearless Films

Patron Sponsors: Goethe Institut Toronto, HBO Archives, Highscribe, Image Gear Inc., The Media Concierge, M. Schwab Accounting Services Ltd., Syndicado, and TVO

Community Partners: DOC, Hot Docs, LIFT, Planet in Focus, Reel Asian, and Workman Arts

Official Beer Sponsor: Steam Whistle Brewery

With Financial Support from: Ontario Arts Council Arts Investment Fund

We’d also like to thank:

  • Vistek Camera for video of the evening (watch for it online soon!)
  • Photographer James Buffin and cameraman Mark Totti
  • Aaron Davis and his terrific band for a lively soundtrack to the evening
  • Editor Marc Glassman
  • Our fabulous interns Mark, Marc and Nick
  • Robbie, Colin and the rest of the awesome staff at the Tranzac
  • OAC and the Canada Council for the Arts for many years of generous support of the magazine
  • Alligator Party Rentals
  • Global Cheese
  • Michelle Kalman and the Magazines Canada Travelling Consultant program

A special thank you to Board Chair and former editor Barri Cohen. This event was Barri’s swan song, and POV’s existence and growth is owed in large part to her passion, drive and wisdom.

And last but certainly not least, our loyal readers and advertisers. If you’re not already a subscriber, sign up today to get our annual Hot Docs issue in April!

POV editor Marc Glassman shares a laugh with Kevin McMahon. Photo by James Buffin


Sean Farnel took the stance that documentary was not a public good in the 2nd part of the debate. Photo by James Buffin


Debaters from L-R: Mark Starowicz, Maya Gallus and Justine Pimlott. Photo by James Buffin


Peter Wintonick and…Peter Wintonick? Photo by James Buffin

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