Risk Takers, Welcome to Your Summit

By Danielle P Orange
Posted on February 1, 2019
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You have an exceptional story to tell and deserve the best partner to help set the stage for engaging communities via public media. We are here to support your vision and reach that pinnacle. The ITVS Independents Summit will elevate our shared values and be the place for you, ITVS staff, and industry partners to plant a flag and stake a claim for excellence in public broadcasting.

We'll come together to discuss the issues of the day, celebrate untold stories, and guarantee the future sustainability of non-commercial, but nonetheless competitive, media making.

We are excited to announce the visionary filmmakers who will be attending this winter's ITVS Independents Summit.    

Cecilia Aldarondo                        
Violeta Ayala                      
Jude Chehab                                                          
Vicky Du
Julie Ha                                                                        
CJ Hunt
Nailah Jefferson
Ira Mckinley
Darcy McKinnon
Timothy Metzger
Tadashi Nakamura
Tracy Rector
Jennifer Redfearn
Patrick Sammon
Redelia Shaw
Kevin Shaw
Bennett Singer
Bhawin Suchak
Eugene Yi             
      

Over several days, attendees will join workshops focusing on what it means to be an independent filmmaker working with public television. They'll make connections with a diverse community of other independents currently working on projects of their own. Attendees will also engage in conversations with other filmmakers and ITVS about issues and trends currently impacting the independent documentary production and distribution landscape. We will also discuss the best practices for production, distribution, marketing, and engagement. 

We want to see you at the next ITVS Independents Summit! Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for all the latest news and announcements. 



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