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  1. ITVS International Call: Deadline February 5

    November 18, 2009

    ITVS International Call enables independent producers from outside of the United States to create documentaries for U.S. television. Through the International Call, storytellers from other countries introduce U.S. audiences to their global neighbors, opening a window into unfamiliar lives, experiences and perspectives. The deadline for ITVS

  2. Five ITVS Documentaries to Screen at IDFA

    November 16, 2009

    The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) will take place later this week (November 19-29). Five ITVS documentaries will be screening as official selections at this prestigious festival––the largest showcase of documentary film in the world. Many ITVS films have screened to audience and critical acclaim at IDFA, including last

  3. Recently Funded by ITVS

    November 2, 2009

    ITVS funds, distributes and promotes new programs produced by independent producers primarily for public television and beyond. We’re proud to announce the latest projects recently funded by ITVS. We look forward to working with each of the filmmakers to support their broadcast and continued effort to bring a diversity of programming to viewers.

  4. Filmmaker Hugo Perez Recounts Unlikely Collaboration

    October 30, 2009

    SUMMER SUN WINTER MOON, airing in November on public television, tells the story of the unlikely collaboration between a Blackfeet poet and an unconventional classical composer, which resulted in a provocative symphony about the Lewis and Clark expedition from the perspective of American Indians today. Filmmaker Hugo Perez recounts the adventurous

  5. Ask Programming: Seven Criteria for Your Film Proposal

    October 29, 2009

    Each year, ITVS fields well over 1,000 applications for program funding. In reviewing a documentary proposal, there are seven criteria that ITVS and its peer reviewers consider in their evaluations. As you craft your own application for funding, these are important to keep in mind. 1. What is the overall quality of the project. Is the idea well conceived?