A story about giant swamp rats invading coastal Louisiana and the defiant people who are defending their culture, and livelihoods.
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Recently Funded Films
Minding the Gap follows filmmaker Bing as he returns to his hometown and reconnects with two young men he used to skateboard with, uncovering a common thread of domestic violence rooted in their childhoods.
What happens when you are left stateless due to a reverse in birthright citizenship?
Trailblazing Stories for Public Media
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Open Call provides documentary funding and co-production support so you can complete your nonfiction work in progress, then air it on public television.Find out more
Reopens January 8, 2018 9:00 AM PST
Diversity Development Fund
DDF gives producers of color up to $15,000 in research and development funding so you can develop your documentary for air on public television. Pre-production projects only.Find out more
Reopens August 6, 2018 9:00 AM PDT
Digital Open Call
Digital Open Call offers research and development funding for you to pilot a series on public media platforms. Pre-production projects only.Find out more
Reopens January 29, 2018 7:00 AM PST
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- International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA)
- November 15-26, 2017, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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News November 1, 2017
From New York City streets to the back roads of rural America, capturing a story sometimes involves embarking on a journey that can take you thousands of miles from home, meeting people along the way and perhaps discovering an America that most people don’t see. ITVS-funded filmmaker Bernardo Ruiz set himself to tell the story of those people who bring wine…
News October 25, 2017
A beautiful film is the the desired outcome of all filmmakers, but indie documentary storytellers are presented with unique obstacles that could derail their vision. Perseverance here is key. Whether your film takes two years or 12, if you are green or seasoned, persisting through those struggles takes faith and a certain kind of bold…
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