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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
Diversity Development Fund
DDF gives directors of color up to $35,000 in research and development funding so you can develop your documentary for air on public television. Pre-production nonfiction projects only.Find out more
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
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News November 28, 2022
“Power shapes content!” Chi-hui Yang captured in three words an unspoken truth about the practice of documentary filmmaking. In the four years since the JustFilm head’s keynote at the 2018 International Documentary Association’s Getting Real conference, filmmakers have contended with a racial reckoning, a global pandemic, and their own approach to…
News December 8, 2022
ITVS and FWD-Doc collaborated on the analysis of data on disability representation in documentary films. Both organizations are addressing structural inequities, and through separate projects and collective efforts, change is afoot. Read more in this new joint report.
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