ITVS in the News

Posted on December 27, 2011

A sampling of coverage from The New York Times, Realscreen.com, and more…

The New York Times: Dot Earth Blog: If a Tree Falls, Can it win an Oscar? ...an extraordinary documentary by the brilliant young filmmakers Marshall Curry and Sam Cullman that explores the prosecution of members of the Earth Liberation Front for a series of costly arson fires. 

The New York Times: Year-End Lists: Top Ten Movies of 2011 David Weissman's documentary We Were Here was among the top films (fiction & documentary) selected by Stephen Holden. 

Womens eNews: Daughters of Imprisoned Moms Regroup for a Sequel Troop 1500, rebroadcasting tonight on PBS's Independent Lens, is about Girl Scouts who trek together to visit mothers behind bars. Director Ellen Spiro talks here about the reunion sequel she is making with the daughters, five years later. 

Realscreen.com: PBS unveils 2012 Black History Month line-up U.S. public broadcaster PBS has unveiled the programming for Black History Month in February, including a number of specials and feature docs looking at a variety of historical events from the post-Emancipation era to the rise of the Black Power movement. 

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  1. When Your Film is About Your Neighbors

    January 17, 2019

    Going home can be challenging in many circumstances, but returning home to capture a nearby community in turmoil can add a whole new layer of complexity.  Rita Baghdadi and Jeremiah Hammerling, directors of ITVS Open Call funded My Country No More, described those challenges and share some insight into capturing the rural community of Trenton, North

  2. In Remembrance of Bill Siegel

    December 11, 2018

    It is with sadness that we say goodbye to filmmaker and educator Bill Siegel. Bill first became a part of the ITVS family with his award-winning film The Weather Underground, which he co-directed with Sam Green. It tells the story of former University of Chicago students who showed their outrage at the Vietnam War and racism in America by waging a low-level

  3. ITVS Achieves Milestone 100th Sundance Film Festival Selection

    December 3, 2018

    Last week the Sundance Institute announced the showcase of independent feature films selected for the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. We are thrilled to share that four of the selections drawn from a record-breaking 14,259 submissions are ITVS co-productions. It's a milestone moment for ITVS. The 2019 festival entries mark 100 ITVS co-productions