ITVS International Call promotes the exchange of compelling documentary films between the United States and other nations, going beyond stereotypes and headline news.
ITVS International enables independent producers from outside the United States to create documentaries for U.S. television. Through International Call, global storytellers introduce U.S. audiences to their world, their neighbors, opening a window into unfamiliar lives, experiences and perspectives.
International Call provides production and/or post-production funds for single non-fiction television documentaries that bring international perspectives, ideas, stories and people to a U.S. audience. This initiative is for non-U.S. producers and filmmakers who live outside the U.S. Please note: ITVS International Call 2012 will be an all digital submissions process. For more information about guidelines, eligibility and how to submit, please visit www.itvs.org/funding/international
From our blog
November 8, 2021
ITVS is pleased to welcome Antonia Carew-Watts as our new Vice President of Business Affairs. In her new role, she will lead a team focusing on strategic deals and relationships with the San Francisco nonprofit’s partners and oversee business and legal affairs across ITVS units, brands, multiplatform assets and events. In addition, Carew-Watts will…
November 2, 2021
Belly of the Beast, which premiered on Independent Lens in November 2020, exposes illegal sterilizations and reproductive injustices in California prisons. The film follows Kelli Dillon, who was involuntarily sterilized at the age of 24 while incarcerated, as she teams up with human rights lawyer Cynthia Chandler to fight for reproductive…
October 29, 2021
Remembering the life and impact of longtime ITVS Controller Michael Shiro, who died age 59 on October 22, 2021.