In California’s women prisons, incarcerated people who were sterilized without their consent fight for justice.
Bold Stories Begin Here
Featured Funded Films
In sparsely populated Texas towns, folklore looms as large as the landscape, blending Mexican, American, and unmapped myths into something surreal and unique.
Fire Through Dry Grass uncovers the devastation experienced by New York City nursing home residents during the COVID-19 pandemic and their fight to be seen, heard—and survive.
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
Reopens in Winter 2022
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
Reopens in 2022
Short-Form Open Call
Short-Form Open Call offers development and co-production funding to help you complete your short nonfiction film or series for distribution on public media's web-based platforms.Find out more
Reopens in 2022
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- Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival and Symposium
- October 13-17, 2021, Washington, DC
The leading incubator and presenter of independent film, ITVS partners with filmmakers to bring untold stories to public television and to communities around the globe. We know that courageous storytelling can create a better world. More about us ›
ITVS Launches NEH-supported $1.7 Million Fellowship for Independent Filmmakers and Advisors Working in the HumanitiesOctober 5, 2021
How can supporting a diverse cohort of 20 filmmakers for one year bring new perspectives to documentary filmmaking and the humanities?
PBS’s showcase of independent documentaries and ITVS-funded stories like Apart.