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  1. U.S INPUT 2011 Pre-Selection Finalists Announced

    January 24, 2011

     INPUT (International Public Television) is an organization that brings together producers, media professionals, and broadcasters from around the world for a week-long showcase of content and discussion each year, creating a forum “where the rules of broadcasting are challenged and redefined.” This year the INPUT conference will be held in Seoul,

  2. Last Train Home Picks Up Speed in December

    December 27, 2010

     The ITVS-funded Last Train home has been earning plenty of recognition this past month. The film earned top prize in the documentary category at the LA Film Critics Association and was selected in a cultural film exchange effort by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities and the Sundance Institute in New York. Read more about the program

  3. International Call Profile: Simon Chambers

    November 5, 2010

    As the new International Call deadline quickly approaches (December 10, 2010!), BTB is highlighting past recipients. This week, we turn to filmmaker Simon Chambers and his film Cowboys in India, which will air on Global Voices next year. The film follows one tribe’s fight to rescue a sacred mountain from a multinational mining company. For those

  4. Emmy Winner Geoffrey Smith on The English Surgeon

    September 29, 2010

    Filmmaker Geoffrey Smith has made more than 22 films throughout his career and has collected numerous awards for his work. On Monday night, he picked up an Emmy for The English Surgeon, his film about a British neurosurgeon who confronts the dilemmas of the doctor-patient relationship on his latest mission to Ukraine. The documentary was supported

  5. And the Emmy Goes to...

    September 28, 2010

    The English Surgeon! Congratulations to director/producer Geoffrey Smith and co-producer Rachel Wexler on picking up an Emmy for Outstanding Science and Technology Programming. The film aired last year on P.O.V. and received funding from ITVS International. The documentary follows a British neurosurgeon as he confronts the dilemmas of the