POV stands for point of view, and is used to indicate that the audience is seeing something from a specific angle or through a particular character’s eyes.
POV shots can also sometimes be indicated without using POV, as John August demonstrates in this example from [johnaugust.com](http://johnaugust.com/2008/handling-a-characters-pov-shot):
Evan is three spoonfuls into his muesli when he hears an EXPLOSION outside. Racing to the window...
EXT. KITCHEN WINDOW / FRONT YARD – DAY
...Evan leans out to see his Toyota Yaris flipped over on the front lawn, engulfed in flames.
* [Handling a character’s POV shot](http://johnaugust.com/2008/handling-a-characters-pov-shot “Handling a character’s POV shot”)
* [Camera angles and edits](http://johnaugust.com/2003/camera-angles-and-edits “Camera angles and edits”)
* [More camera angles](http://johnaugust.com/2003/more-camera-angles “More camera angles”)