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When Filmmaker and Subject Are Father and Son: Tadashi and Robert Nakamura in Their "Third Act"August 26, 2019
Documentary filmmaker Tadashi Nakamura opens up about making a film about--and with--his father, longtime documentary maker and teacher Robert Nakamura.
How to Craft Competitive Work Samples to Get Your Film FundedFebruary 2, 2016
The deadline for Open Call is quickly approaching! Before every deadline, we offer a series of webinars geared to help filmmakers become stronger applicants. Last week, we held a webinar on creating competitive work samples. We were joined by two incredibly skilled editors: Aaron Wickenden and Eileen Meyer. Aaron has had a prolific career as a…
ITVS Announces Diversity Development Funded FilmsSeptember 23, 2015
ITVS is pleased to announce 10 projects have been selected for development funding out of 158 submissions through the ITVS Diversity Development Fund. The Diversity Development Fund (DDF) provides up to $15,000 in research and development funding to producers of color to develop single documentary programs for public television. The next round of DDF…
Behind the Scenes with the Makers of the Interactive Documentary After the StormMay 6, 2015
After the Storm, co-created by Andrew Beck Grace and Helios Design Studios, is an immersive personal essay created for online, tablet, and mobile viewing. Recently launched through a partnership with Independent Lens and The Washington Post, it tells the story of what happens after the storm passes, the media leaves town, and the adrenaline…
Independent Film on PBS: The National Listening Tour Comes to New York CityFebruary 6, 2015
On February 23, 2015 from 2 PM ET to 5 PM ET, POV, along with PBS, ITVS, WNET, Independent Lens and the Indie Caucus, will be in New York City for the second stop in the National Listening Tour for Independent Films on PBS at the SVA Theatre in Manhattan.