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We partner with filmmakers who bring untold stories to public broadcasting to make a difference in the world.

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The ITVS Mission

Dedicated to your vision.

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    2018 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature
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    2018 Sundance U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Filmmaking
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    2017 Academy Awards - Best Feature Documentary
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    2017 Peabody Awards - Institutional Winner

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    We’re hiring! Join us and help fuel the future of filmmaking.

    Full Time

    • Director of Engagement & Impact

      Focus on engagement strategy and oversee execution of campaigns that maximize impact of ITVS documentaries. Bring your engagement strategy, leadership, and program evaluation skills that will expand public dialogue around diverse issues presented in ITVS films.

    • Senior Editor/Producer, Post Production

      Responsible for producing on-air and off-air promotions and sizzle reels. The Sr. Editor/Producer, assembles recorded raw material into a polished product that's suitable for broadcast, online distribution, and national positioning events.

    • Administrative Coordinator (Part-time Contract)

      Work behind the scenes making a significant impact supporting development of independent documentary films. Key aspects of this position include providing overall administrative support to our management team.

    • Paralegal

      Serve as Paralegal on our Business Affairs team preparing, negotiating, and reviewing a wide variety of media, film, and technology agreements.

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    1. What Lies Upstream Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, April 16, 2018 on PBS

      February 23, 2018
      Documentary Thriller Investigates the Largest Chemical Drinking Water Contamination in a Generation (San Francisco, CA) — In this unsetting exposé, investigative filmmaker Cullen Hoback travels to West Virginia to study the unprecedented loss of clean water for over 300,000 Americans. Upon examination, he uncovers a shocking failure of
    2. True Conviction Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, April 30, 2018 on PBS

      February 22, 2018
      There's a new detective agency in Dallas, run by three exonerated men who all spent decades in prison. Their mission: to free other innocent people still behind bars.(San Francisco, CA) — After serving a combined 60 years in prison for crimes they did not commit, three recently exonerated Texans — Christopher Scott, Johnnie Lindsey and Steven Phillips —
    3. The Art of the Shine Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, April 9, 2018 on PBS

      February 20, 2018
      A Delightful, Eye-Opening Look at the World of Professional Shoe Shiners(San Francisco, CA) — You might pass them on the sidewalk, at the mall or at the airport. They’re the shoe shiners, purveying an old school trade that seems like something out of the Mad Men era, out of step with our fast-paced, disposable consumer culture. Yet, to many of the shoe shiners

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