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  1. Lessons from the Lab: Digital DIY and Distribution U.

    December 2, 2010

    Last month Indies Lab Director Davin Hutchins went back to school to learn about “do-it-yourself” (DIY) distribution and filed this report for BTB. If you haven’t heard of the phrase “do-it-yourself” or “DIY distribution” then perhaps you have been too busy fundraising, shooting, or editing your latest documentary to notice. Or perhaps you live under a

  2. Positively Groundbreaking: Cinematic Reflections on World AIDS Day

    December 1, 2010

     Over the years, ITVS has been responsible for producing ahead-of-their-time films about HIV-AIDS and LGBT issues. In honor of World AIDS Day, we wanted to highlight a few of the documentaries that have helped raise awareness about one of the most destructive epidemics in recorded history.   Lance Loud! A Death in an American Family Decades before

  3. Several ITVS Films Honored by IDA

    November 30, 2010

     The winners of the International Documentary Association’s 2010 IDA Documentary Awards were announced this week with several ITVS films earning high praise, including: Waste Land ***Airing this season on Independent Lens The IDA Pare Lorentz Award, in homage to the pioneering filmmaker’s legacy, was awarded to Lucy Walker for Waste Land. The

  4. Legalities of Hip-Hop Front and Center in D.C.

    November 29, 2010

    Michon Boston is Community Cinema’s regional outreach coordinator in Washington, D.C. She helped organize a recent panel about legal issues raised in the documentary Copyright Criminals and filed this report. Earlier this year, Community Cinema D.C. partnered with Words Beats & Life Inc. for its presentation of Copyright Criminals. WBL Inc.

  5. Live Chat on International Call

    November 23, 2010

    ATTENTION non-U.S. filmmakers, the new International Call deadline of December 10, 2010 is sneaking up on us all. In order to prepare the most competitive applications possible, ITVS is pleased to be hosting this live chat about the funding deadline to answer questions about the application process. Senior Programming Manager Cynthia Kane and ITVS