The American carnival industry’s labor struggles are showcased by a carnival owner, a labor recruiter, and two workers from Tlapacoyan, Mexico.
Bold stories begin here.
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Trailblazing Stories for Public Media
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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 31, 2018 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 14, 2018 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
The deadline for this round was March 2, 2018 11:59 PM PST
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News August 30, 2018
Starting a new project can be daunting for even the most veteran of filmmakers. From research and development to acquiring archival footage, where does one begin? The answers may lie in ITVS’s Diversity Development Fund, which provides you seed funding for all of the above and more.Hear from our filmmakers on how the Diversity Development Fund was…
News August 1, 2018
Elected in July, Gita Saedi Kiely has joined the ITVS Board of Directors. She is an accomplished leader who brings to the Board extensive experience in the documentary world.From 2012 to 2016, Saedi Kiely served as the Executive and Festival Director at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, in Missoula, MT, the premier non-fiction film destination in the…
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