Celebrating Women’s History Month in Film

Posted on March 17, 2011

For 20 years ITVS has been responsible for showcasing innovative and eye-opening programming focusing on the shared and unique experiences of women worldwide.


Our documentaries have covered everything from glass-ceiling-shattering female heads of state to the grassroots movements in developing nations led by women who refused to accept no for an answer. Visit our new Women’s History Month page and explore content that represent a cross-section of our best programming about remarkable women, including some great resources for educators to use in their classrooms.

Plus, revisit our chat with PBS NEWSHOUR on empowering women in The Congo and beyond. Held on International Women’s Day, the discussion included the Managing Director of Amnesty International, along with the filmmakers and subject of Pushing the Elephant.  


From our blog

  1. ITVS Launches NEH-supported $1.7 Million Fellowship for Independent Filmmakers and Advisors Working in the Humanities

    October 5, 2021

    How can supporting a diverse cohort of 20 filmmakers for one year bring new perspectives to documentary filmmaking and the humanities?

  2. ITVS and Independent Lens Filmmakers Honored with 2021 News & Documentary Emmy Awards

    September 29, 2021

    PBS’s award-winning documentary anthology series Independent Lens, in association with ITVS, today announced films released under its banner have been honored with two News and Documentary Emmy® Awards by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS).We are so pleased to salute the producers of these documentaries, which aired on

  3. Wrapping Up 2021 Independents Summit: What Does "Now" Look Like for Doc Makers

    September 2, 2021

    ITVS robust 2021 edition of its Independents Summit was jam-packed with panels of ITVS-funded filmmakers, industry partners, PBS reps, and thought leaders asking, What does "now" look like for documentary makers in a rapidly changing media landscape? Read on for our recap.