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January 13, 2020
The women combatants of the Sandinistas are some of the most compelling feminist leaders of all time, yet their story has mostly been erased from history. Their contributions to the revolution helped Nicaraguan women achieve equality and higher standards of living, only to see their party turn its back on women altogether. We spoke with director Jenny…
December 7, 2011
ITVS's International Call deadline falls on Friday, December 9. For more than a month, BTB has profiled previous recipients of the funding to shed light on the process. Watch their videos, conducted via Skpye from Chile to Madrid, after the jump.
April 25, 2011
FOCUS ON is a regular interview series profiling independent filmmakers and their projects. Up this week is Chris Shellen, producer of Marwencol, which airs Tuesday, April 26, on Independent Lens.When/How did you decide that you wanted to be a filmmaker? I decided senior year of high school to go to film school. I was one of those kids who’d make personal…
March 15, 2011
ITVS will host a live chat with filmmakers from the FUTURESTATES series on Wednesday, March 16 at 11AM PT / 2PM ET. The discussion will be moderated by Michella Rivera-Gravage, Director of Digital & Interactive Media for The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM). Panelists will include filmmakers Nisha Ganatra (Beholder), Mia Trachinger…
December 8, 2010
With fewer than five days to go before the International Call deadline, (December 10, 2010!), BTB is highlighting past recipients. This week, we turn to Koen Suidgeest and his film Karla’s Arrival, which explores the subculture of second-generation street kids in Managua, Nicaragua. The documentary tells the story through the experience of a…