DJ Savarese ("Deej") is a gifted young writer and an advocate for nonspeaking autistics.
Bold stories begin here.
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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
Reopens June 18, 2018 9:00 AM PDT
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 nonfiction 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 story on public media digital platforms. Pre-production nonfiction projects only.Find out more
The deadline for this round was March 2, 2018 11:59 PM PST
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- Tribeca Film Festival
- April 18-29, 2018, New York, NY
- Vision Maker Film Festival
- April 20-26, 2018, Lincoln, NE
- Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival
- April 26 - May 6, 2018, Toronto, Canada
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News April 17, 2018
Now in it’s 77th year, the Peabody Awards announced the winners of the 2018 documentary prize. Of the nine documentaries that will be receiving awards, three are ITVS-funded; Newtown, Deej, and Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise will be honored on May 19 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York."Our documentary filmmakers know what hard work is all about," noted…
News April 12, 2018
New ITVS board member Danfung Dennis brings traditional and cutting edge storytelling perspective to the ITVS governing body.
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