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  1. Beauty is Embarrassing: Gotham Independent Film Audience Award Contender

    October 24, 2012

    IFP and Festival Genius are in the midst of the first round of voting for their 3rd annual Audience Award for the 22nd Gotham Independent Film Awards. This award celebrates audience award winners from across the Top 50 U.S. and Canadian film festivals.  For those who hit the festival circuit this year, it is no secret that there were a bevy of fantastic

  2. ITVS Receives 2012 Honoree Award from Women’s World Banking

    October 22, 2012

    Women and Girls Lead NGO partner, Women’s World Banking, hosted their annual Global Dinner on October 10, celebrating 30 Years of Inclusion, Innovation, and Investment. This year, Women’s World Banking strengthened its commitment to improve the lives of low-income women by creating sustainable financial services specific to their unique needs. As an

  3. Street Ballad: A Jakarta Story, Sunday on Global Voices

    October 19, 2012

    On Sunday, Global Voices brings you Street Ballad: A Jakarta Story by first time filmmaker Daniel Ziv, who provided BTB with this inside look on the motivation behind his documentary. The film airs Sunday, October 21 on the WORLD Channel.Street Ballad: A Jakarta Story is my first film. I was drawn to the unusual tale behind it not because of any ambition to

  4. The ITVS Indie Roundup

    October 19, 2012

    A curated list of indie news and recommendations from ITVS’s Rebecca Huval. The director of concert documentary Andrew Bird: Fever Year has found an even more intimate subject to cover for her next nonfiction film. Xan Aranda will explore the Mormon film industry and her own disillusionment from the faith. She dished out the details to Chicago WBEZ’s The

  5. Newly Funded: ITVS is Pleased to Announce Funding for Jed Rothstein’s Heavy Metal Islam

    October 18, 2012

    ITVS recently approved funding for the documentary Heavy Metal Islam by filmmaker Jed Rothstein (Director/Producer).  In 2008, a film crew began documenting a group of young heavy-metal musicians in Egypt. Oppressed by massive social forces beyond their control, the kids — sons of a jailed political dissident and the leader of the only female metal