POV stands for point-of-view. For an article in which the author utterly misunderstands how POV applies to film, check out this page (in his defense, film is not his thing). POV in film is a little complex. Originally, POV was developed for a story told or read. To extend this idea directly to a movie would make the POV the camera lens. Thus we would be turning a concept used to describe the persepctive of a story into one used to describe a purely technical aspect of the story telling. Thus film POV tells us what book POV tells us, but it does it differently. If we follow a cop as he tries to solve a crime, he is always there; the film is from his POV; it is not necessary for the camera lens to literally be his eyes. However, I do want to point out that there are many more options regarding POV in film than there are in books. And in general, this is a bad thing. Most of the time, the only reasons POV changes or some odd kind of POV is used is that the filmmaker can’t make it work otherwise.