Open Call provides finishing funds for single non-fiction public television programs on any subject and from any viewpoint. Open Call is for U.S. producers only.

Please read all instructions carefully to ensure that your application is processed!

Here is a list of all the information you will need to complete your cover sheet. Once you have all the accurate information ready, fill out the online application cover sheet below. You may not submit more than one cover sheet.

Once you have completed a cover sheet, then make sure that you have completed all of the materials in the application checklist below before submitting them to opencall@itvs.org. You can find instructions on completing each of the requirements here. All materials must be received by 4:00 PM PST on Friday, January 17th, 2014.

Required Application Materials 1. Saved Copy of Application Cover Sheet 2. Program description 3. Resumes and Crew Bios 4. Previously completed work and work-in-progress description 5. Work-in-progress video as a downloadable link, password included. Please note: the link should be valid until 3 months after the application deadline or longer. 6. Production Status Report, a downloadable Word document.

If you have any questions, please contact Alexandra Cantin (alexandra_cantin@itvs.org) for assistance.

1. Describe your program

Genre
Shooting Format

Open Call Submission Terms

I agree that I have reviewed the guidelines and warrant that I meet all ITVS eligibility requirements. The information in this application, including all attachments and supporting materials is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. If funded and contracted by ITVS, my proposed program will be completed within one year.

I acknowledge and agree that I have read the general terms and conditions for submitting an application to ITVS, and the terms and conditions for OPEN CALL. I acknowledge that all decisions regarding funding are made solely by ITVS, an independent nonprofit corporation, and are not within the control of any other public or private entity. I acknowledge and agree that ITVS has no obligation to me to release any details of ITVS's decision-making process or internal discussions regarding the application, all of which are confidential to ITVS, and that all decisions by ITVS regarding funding and the application process are final and are not subject to appeal within ITVS or to any court or administrative agency.

I hereby represent and warrant that the application materials were created by me and are wholly original with me, and I have the exclusive right to grant all rights in the proposed project, and I have exclusive rights in the title of the project with regard to its use in connection with the application materials, and I have the full right and authority to submit the application materials to ITVS for the purposes described herein and to enter into this agreement. I agree to indemnify ITVS and hold ITVS harmless from and against any claim, loss, obligation, liability, cost or expense, including outside attorneys' fees and costs, which may be asserted against ITVS or incurred by ITVS, that arise out of or in connection with my application.

ITVS agrees that it will not use the application as the basis for a motion picture or television program without first negotiating a contract with me. However, I understand and agree that ITVS's use of material containing features or elements similar to or identical with those contained in the application materials will not obligate ITVS to negotiate with me to any compensation if ITVS determines that ITVS has an independent legal right to use such other material which is not derived from me (either because such features or elements were not new or novel, or were not originated by me, or because another person has submitted or submits material containing similar or identical features or elements). Without limiting the foregoing, it is understood that ITVS may use any part of the application materials which could be freely used by a member of the public, without liability to ITVS.

By submitting an application to ITVS I agree that I am granting ITVS permission to send me the ITVS monthly newsletter, Beyond the Box, which features the latest news about ITVS productions, funding opportunities, highlighted articles, streaming video and audio, as well as announcements about upcoming projects and film events. I acknowledge that I can unsubscribe at any time by selecting "unsubscribe" on the header of the newsletter, or I can unsubscribe in advance by notifying you at unsubscribe@itvs.org.

ITVS will NOT accept applications that are faxed, late, incomplete or not prepared according to guideline specifications.

2. Tell us about yourself

Applicant

Background information for reporting purposes only

ITVS is dedicated to presenting diverse voices on television. We continually strive to ensure that the pool of applicants reflects a wide spectrum of communities. To this end, we respectfully request the demographic information below. Your participation helps us measure the effectiveness of our efforts.

Ethnicity
How did you learn about OPEN CALL?

Co-applicant

Background information for reporting purposes only

ITVS is dedicated to presenting diverse voices on television. We continually strive to assure that the pool of applicants reflects a wide spectrum of communities. To this end, we respectfully request the demographic information below. This section is optional. Your participation helps us measure the effectiveness of our efforts.

Ethnicity

Please note you should not use the dollar sign, other irregular characters, or letters when entering your budget information. You may use words in the description fields. Commas and periods are allowed.

3. Estimate your budget

4. Describe supporting materials

Work-in-Progress

Previously Completed Work Sample

5. Preview and submit