Shop Talk: Q & A with Programming

Posted on August 31, 2010

When is the International Call deadline for 2011?
The International Call 2011 deadline is December 10, 2010. The application will go live on October 15, 2010 and all submissions must be in-office by Friday, December 10. In addition, we aim to have an interactive international message board up and running by October 1. 

What kinds of documentaries are you seeking? 
For International Call, the documentaries deal with international stories and characters (no U.S. content) — with stories or perspectives seldom seen in the U.S., especially on television. We attempt to co-produce those projects that go beyond stereotypes and headline news to provide the widest possible audience in the U.S. new insight into the cultures and people that make up our global community. 

I am an international filmmaker and I am making a terrific film set in the United States. Could I submit my project to International Call? 
Unfortunately, that would not fit our mandate. If there's a U.S. component to the story, we can look at it for funding, certainly,  but if it primarily takes place and/or deals with the U.S., it's not for International Call. You might consider, pairing with a U.S. co-producer, and that person could submit to Open Call or LINCS if the project fits the ITVS mission. 

Where do I find guidelines and more information? 
Go to our website. If you have further questions, email Cynthia Kane who manages International Call -


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