The ITVS International Call deadline is quickly approaching on December 9, 2011. Leading up to the date, BTB has profiled several international filmmakers who have received ITVS support. This week, we get to know filmmaker Qi Zhou, who received funding for his documentary Fallen City. The filmmaker joined us via Skype (forgive the quality) from Beijing.
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