Generations of family farming go up in flames as North Dakota oil rush leaves human memory, culture, and identity scorched in its wake.
Bold stories begin here.
Recently Funded Films
Story of Alaska Native dogsled racer who, with one good leg and a determined mindset, rose to international fame to become a sports legend.
Three strangers – brought together by gun violence – humanize and disrupt the narrative about so-called “black on black” crime in America.
Trailblazing Stories for Public Media
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Open Call provides funding and co-production support so you can complete your nonfiction work in progress, then air it on public television.Find out more
Reopens Dec 12, 2016 5:00 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 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
Reopens Spring 2017
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- November 21-23, 2016, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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News July 14, 2016
In the lead up to the Open Call deadline on August 5th, ITVS is hosting a series of webinars to provide support, insight, and tips for upcoming applicants. This post will be updated with taped webinars for reference, but we’d love to answer your questions in real time. Please RSVP at the links below! Writing…
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