A fiercely self-determined family in the deep south resists despair with love in this unique narrative of Black achievement.
Bold Stories Begin Here
Recently Funded Films
Meet four women who carry babies for parents who can’t carry their own in the unlikely surrogacy capital of America—Boise, Idaho.
Hanadi dreams of a safe home for her family, but that means fleeing Syria with her daughters and finding her kidnapped husband in an international whirlwind.
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 July 26, 2019 11:59 PM PDT
Diversity Development Fund
DDF gives producers of color up to $25,000 in research and development funding so you can develop your documentary for air on public television. Pre-production nonfiction projects only.Find out more
The deadline for this round was September 13, 2019 11:59 PM PDT
Digital Open Call
Digital Open Call offers research and development funding for you to pilot a story on public media digital platforms. Pre-production nonfiction projects only.Find out more
Reopens Winter 2020
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News September 24, 2019
It was a night to remember at the 40th Annual News and Documentary Emmy® Awards ceremony in New York City, as ITVS filmmakers garnered five Emmy Awards, on top of 16 total nominations. The Awards, as announced by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS), were presented at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall on Tuesday, September 24, and…
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