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  1. Funding Deadline: Open Call Applications Due June 29

    June 26, 2012

    The deadline for ITVS's biggest funding opportunity, Open Call, is on Friday, June 29. Learn how to submit a digital application here.Open Call provides completion funds for single nonfiction public television programs on any subject, and from any viewpoint. Projects must have begun production as evidenced by a work-in-progress video. Open Call

  2. ITVS Alumni Score a Win at SFIAAFF

    March 15, 2012

    Four filmmakers previously funded by ITVS received a $5,000 award at this year's San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (SFIAAFF) for a work-in-progress about international LGBT politicians.Filmmakers S. Leo Chiang (A Village Called Versailles) and Johnny Symons (Daddy & Papa, Ask Not), along with co-producers Eva Moss and

  3. A Determined Filmmaker Returns to Open Call

    February 16, 2012

    Filmmaker Judith Helfand's latest documentary Cooked was one of a dozen projects accepted into ITVS's latest round of Open Call funding. She offered BTB this roundup of the producer's orientation, held last week in San Francisco.I started writing this amidst the din of the one week orientation for filmmakers funded through ITVS’ most recent Open Call.

  4. Live Chat on ITVS's International Call

    December 2, 2011

    ITVS International Call 2012's deadline is Friday, December 9, 2011. On Monday, December 5 at 6am PT — core members of our ITVS International team will answer your questions about the call in a live chat on BTB. The discussion is open to ask any question — no topic is too big or too small — regarding International Call, ITVS, what we're looking for, the process,

  5. Live Chat on DDF Funding

    October 25, 2011

    This year's deadline for the Diversity Development Fund (DDF) falls on November 11. On Tuesday, November 1 at 1pm PT / 4pm ET, ITVS Programming Manager Karim Ahmad will be taking questions from interested applicants in a live chat on BTB.   The DDF provides up to $15,000 in research and development funding to independent producers of color to develop