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  1. Deadline News Indies Can Use

    May 6, 2011

    One of BTB’s chief responsibilities is to keep an eye out for news the independent producer can use. With that in mind, we asked our Programming Department to highlight upcoming deadlines for us — featuring funding opportunities, festival deadlines, and other things you may find helpful. These will be for both U.S. and international producers … Enjoy and

  2. Community Cinema Gears Up for February

    January 28, 2011

    Starting next week and throughout the month of February, Community Cinema will hold free preview screenings of  Me Facing Life: Cyntoia’s Story in over 95 cities across the U.S. The documentary by filmmaker Daniel H. Birman, follows the story of Cyntoia Brown, who is serving a life sentence for murder at the age of 16. Me Facing Life challenges our

  3. Half-Dozen ITVS Films Selected by American Library Association

    January 13, 2011

    The American Library Association (ALA) has published its 2011 list of Notable Videos for Adults, a list of 15 outstanding programs released on video within the past two years and suitable for all libraries serving adults. Six ITVS films are among the documentaries selected: • Blacking Up: Hip-Hop’s Remix of Race and Identity • Garbage Dreams • Herb

  4. Frederick Wiseman Puts the Gloves On

    October 21, 2010

    The ITVS-funded Boxing Gym by acclaimed filmmaker Frederick Wiseman starts its national theatrical run this Friday, October 22 at the IFC Center in New York. Wiseman’s hypnotic new film is about an Austin, Texas institution: Lord's Gym, which was founded 16 years ago by professional boxer Richard Lord. People of all ages, races, ethnicities, and social

  5. HuffPo Waxes Enthusiastic for IL Premiere

    October 15, 2010

    Only days away from the ninth season of Independent Lens and the reviews are already rolling in. Check out what the Huffington Post had to say about our opening film The Parking Lot Movie — airing Tuesday, October 19 at 10 PM. Film critic Jackie K. Cooper writes:The Parking Lot Movie is the perfect kind of independent film. It is entertaining and somewhat