Impact

Connecting our films to communities. Inspiring audiences to take action.

Reimagining Policing and Public Safety

500 community members from across the country discuss.

Stories for Justice

A public media partnership born out of a growing groundswell of interest in criminal justice issues

Connected dozens of filmmakers to media funders and new audiences through OVEE, our digital screening platform.

For Viewers

Airing weekly on PBS, this Emmy Award-winning series is television’s leading showcase of independent documentaries, and brings vital conversations directly to communities on-the-ground and online via the programs below.

Indie Lens Pop-Up

Featuring documentaries seen on PBS’s Independent Lens, this neighborhood series brings people together for film screenings and locally-driven conversations. Online and in over 90 cities across the U.S.

OVEE

Connecting you to new and targeted communities, this digital platform lets you screen your film and lead a conversation, engage with panelists, and answer poll questions from any desktop or mobile device. Over 200,000 attendees and counting.

DocSCALE

A participatory feedback platform developed by ITVS, DocSCALE, will help gather insights from audiences in their own words, engaging communities while surfacing data that documents the evolution of understanding, dialogue, and civic decision-making at the local level.

For Educators

Get free access to innovative, standards-aligned digital resources and streaming content based on our award-winning documentaries.

From our blog

  1. Reimagining Policing and Public Safety

    April 30, 2021

    We asked more than 500 community members from across the country to discuss policing and public safety. Read participant's feedback on how communities can improve public safety.

  2. Filmmakers Show How Hard it Is to Make Change in Epic "Philly D.A." Docuseries

    April 6, 2021

    The co-directors and producer of the epic PBS docuseries "Philly D.A." share insight on switching from a feature to a series, working with ITVS, why it's good to have it on PBS, and how they got unprecedented access to Larry Krasner's office.

  3. ITVS Statement of Solidarity with Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities

    March 8, 2021

    ITVS stands in solidarity with Asian communities, as well as Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, as they endure a surge of racist discrimination and hate crimes across the world