Congratulations to Ramin Bahrani for being selected to receive a Guggenheim Fellowship, which are given to individuals with exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. Be sure to tune into Charlie Rose next week to watch Ramin discuss his upcoming ITVS film GOODBYE SOLO, which looks at Solo, a friendly Senegalese taxi driver in Winston-Salem, North Carolina who is hired by an elderly Caucasian man named William to drive him in two weeks time to a mountaintop where he plans to commit suicide. The film currently is playing across the country and will have its premiere in San Francisco this Friday, April 17, at the Clay Theater. Meet Ramin Bahrani in person at the bay area screenings.
From our blog
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…
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…
July 11, 2018
Illuminating the human condition: it’s a theme that pervades some of the most effective documentaries. Getting there has multiple paths and as a filmmaker, you have baggage you bring. For The Judge, filmmaker Erika Cohn was a complete outsider in her story and had to build trust with strangers. Bing Liu, on the other hand, mined his own community…