In the News: The Latest on ITVS Programs

Posted on March 27, 2009

Blogger Scott Kirsner discusses his new book Fans, Friends & Followers: Building an Audience and a Creative Career in the Digital Age and his work with ITVS that helped inspire it. Read more >>


"In her remarkable documentary, LAKSHMI AND ME, airing as part of PBS’ Independent Lens this month, Jain proposes to 'cross a line,' to film her employee." Read full review >>


"MILKING THE RHINO deals with Africans' inceptive efforts to bring sustainable conservation to parts of the continent in ways that, in pointed contrast to the continent's history of exploitation by colonial powers..." Read full review >>

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  1. Diverse Stories From The Field

    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

  2. Filmmaker, Festival Director, and Academic Gita Saedi Kiely Joins the ITVS Board of Directors

    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

  3. Approaches from Insiders and Outsiders

    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