In virtual showrooms, China's young people seek fame, fortune, and connection, but find the same perils and promises online as off.
Bold stories begin here.
Recently Funded Films
¡Las Sandinistas! uncovers the extraordinary, untold story of a group of Nicaraguan women who rose out of inequality to lead rebel Sandinista troops in battle against the brutal Somoza dictatorship.
An intimate look inside Shari'a Law, through the eyes of its first female judge.
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 9, 2018 11:59 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 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
We’d love to meet you! Join the ITVS programming team at an event. We want to hear about your latest projects.
- South by Southwest Film Festival (SXSW)
- March 9-17, 2018, Austin, TX
- HCI Inclusive Diversity Conference
- April 12-13, 2018, San Francisco, CA
- Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival
- April 26 - May 6, 2018, Toronto, Canada
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News February 27, 2018
How do you know if documentary film makes a difference in the world? If you’re a social scientist, you evaluate it.That’s what the Aspen Planning and Evaluation Program did in one of the most extensive studies ever to look at the impact of documentary film in a global development setting (173 pages with attachments, for those counting). The recently…
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