I Am Not Your Negro envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, a radical narration about race in America.
Recently Funded Films
Tell Them We Are Rising explores the pivotal role historically black colleges and universities have played in America.
In the aftermath of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook school, the town takes action against gun violence.
Trailblazing Stories for Public Media
Partner with ITVS and we’ll give you the co-producing support you need to complete your project, every step of the way.
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
The deadline for this round was February 10, 2017 4:00 PM 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 Fall 2017
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
The deadline for this round was February 17, 2017 5:00 PM PST
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- Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival
- April 27 - May 7, 2017, Toronto, Canada
- DocLands Documentary Film Festival
- May 10-14, 2017, San Rafael, CA
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