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  1. Ask Programming: Recent Questions from Filmmakers

    March 26, 2010

    ITVS programming staff answer questions from filmmakers about the funding process: LINCS InitiativeQ: My proposal was declined from the last round of Open Call. Can I apply to LINCS with the same projectA. Yes, you may apply for LINCS with the same project. The application and evaluation processes for the two initiatives are distinct and a declination in

  2. Registration Open for the 2010 Robert Flaherty Film Seminar

    March 25, 2010

    The Robert Flaherty Film Seminar is regarded as one of the premier experiences for international documentary exploration. Film aficionados and filmmakers are immersed in days of screenings and in-depth discussions. This year’s seminar will take place at Colgate University from June 19–25 and is open to all artists, practitioners, students, and

  3. Filmmaker Pamela Yates Reflects on Open Call Orientation at ITVS

    February 16, 2010

    ITVS’s Open Call orientation concluded last week. Pamela Yates, filmmaker of Granito, gives an overview on her experience and why she is excited about working with ITVS and presenting her film on public television. Get her take below.The first thing that struck me at the ITVS Producer’s Orientation was the force. The force of dozens of people working as one

  4. Ravi Patel Discusses His First Open Call Orientation

    February 12, 2010

    ITVS’s Open Call provides finishing funds for single non-fiction or animation public television programs on any subject and from any viewpoint. This week, ITVS hosted 17 filmmakers who were recently awarded Open Call funding. Ravi Patel, writer, director, and subject of the film One in a Billion, shares his thoughts about his first several days at

  5. Ask Programming: Recent Questions from Filmmakers

    January 25, 2010

    ITVS programming staff answer questions from filmmakers about the funding process: Q. Why does ITVS only support three-act, character-driven films?A. This is a common misconception about ITVS. We actually support all types of documentaries, and don't prescribe to any one approach. It's up to the filmmaker to determine the approach and most choose the