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.
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.
From our blog
May 1, 2019
From ITVS Open Call funding to an Independent Lens premiere, Out Of State director Ciara Lacy and producer Beau Bassett talked to us about the multifaceted and sometimes painful journey through the Hawaiian incarceration system. ITVS: This story hits close to home for both of you. Can you explain why you thought it was important to bring it to public…
April 16, 2019
We are pleased to announce that of the eight winners in the Documentary category of the prestigious Peabody Awards, ITVS-funded filmmakers were honored with four awards. The 2018 Peabody Award recipients were Minding the Gap, Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart, Dolores, and The Judge. Honoring the “most powerful, enlightening and…
March 8, 2019
Orthodox Jewish culture, paramedics, and humor round out director Paula Eiselt's intimate portrait of a group of women in Brooklyn who pushed back against their establishment. Paula was able to draw upon her cultural connection to the women who form the Ezras Nahim collective and build the trust needed to tell their story. With grace and patience,…