ITVS programming staff answer questions from filmmakers about the funding process:
Q: I’m a filmmaker from Argentina with an urgent documentary in development, and I need seed money. Do you offer any funding for research and development?
A: ITVS’s capacity to fund projects outside of its standing initiatives is extremely limited and highly competitive. Currently, ITVS funding for research and development is reserved for U.S. filmmakers.
Q: How often does International Call occur? When is the next deadline?
A: International Call occurs once a year; the deadline is traditionally the first Friday in February. Our next deadline is Friday, February 5, 2010. An online application is posted in mid-September. Looking to fund your film?
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