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”The Process Is the Product” A Values-Based Approach to Documentary FilmmakingNovember 28, 2022
“Power shapes content!” Chi-hui Yang captured in three words an unspoken truth about the practice of documentary filmmaking. In the four years since the JustFilm head’s keynote at the 2018 International Documentary Association’s Getting Real conference, filmmakers have contended with a racial reckoning, a global pandemic, and their own approach to…
ITVS Announces CEO Departure of Sally Jo FiferJanuary 12, 2023
ITVS announced today that it will launch a search for its next chief executive officer to succeed Sally Jo Fifer. She will remain in her role until the board hires and onboards a new President and CEO.“What a gift it has been these past 22 years to serve film artists who engage and transform our hearts and minds — make us more empathetic, more just, more wise,”…
PBS’s showcase of independent documentaries and ITVS-funded stories like Free Chol Soo Lee.