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Quick! Today is the last day to submit your documentary film proposal to the MacArthur Foundation. Lucky New York dwellers: The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) is hosting a filmmaker conference Sept. 16-20, including pitch workshops and small group conversations. They called it “The Bullfight of the Century.” You can watch it as an 11-minute free LIFE magazine documentary. Ernest Hemingway’s protégé, the young bullfighter Antonio Ordóñez, inspired Luis Miguel Dominguín to come out of retirement for a one-on-one bullfight in Malaga, Spain. You can also see Papa Hemingway in the stands. (via @Kartemquin)
Also courtesy of LIFE magazine comes a series of 1945 photos of the beautiful and versatile actress Ingrid Bergman, star of Casablanca and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Summer is crossfading into fall, and it’s time to get wistful about it. Five directors chose their favorite summer flicks, including everything from Clueless and Y Tu Mamá También, for the New York Times. If you need any pointers on how to do a tasteful reenactment, this slick 7-minute documentary, Always a Fire, offers plenty of lessons. A promising athlete suffers an injury could have decimated his career, but the young man rises at an unprecedented rate of recovery. Start your weekend with a heavy dose of inspiration.
From our blog
August 10, 2023
ITVS is pleased to welcome Brandii Rice as our new Head of Business and Legal Affairs. In her role Rice will oversee business and legal affairs across the ITVS brand portfolio. In addition, she will guide licensing and business strategies to support ITVS’ content development, production, distribution and audience development goals. She will join ITVS…
June 7, 2023
Carrie Lozano joins ITVS from the Sundance Institute, where she served as director of Documentary Film and Artist Programs, supporting boundary-breaking filmmakers across the globe. At ITVS, she will continue to protect independent artists’ voices, editorial control and copyright while elevating nonfiction storytelling as an essential strategy…
June 1, 2023
Discover how Lisa Tawil's appointment to the International Board of INPUT strengthens worldwide collaboration in public media.