The ITVS Indie Roundup

Posted on September 14, 2012

A curated list of indie news and recommendations from ITVS’s Rebecca Huval.


Is your camera bag feeling like an anvil on your shoulder? The Tiziano Project just taught a filmmaking course in Kosovo with iPads, and they make a strong argument why you might want to go the lighter route. Win $2,000! The 2012 James River Shorts mini-festival is accepting short films of all genres, as long as the running time is under 30 minutes, until Sept. 30.

A number of solid films are now streaming at POV: Emmy-nominee Better This World (until Oct. 10), My Reincarnation, the story of an exiled Buddhist master and his son (until Sept. 20), and Sound of Vision, a short film about a blind man’s experience of New York City.

An eye-opening Op-Doc in the New York Times this week reveals the world of model casting calls in Siberia, Russia, where low-income teenagers come in search of financial security, but occasionally wind up in prostitution. Lovers of the documentary Man on Wire: Philippe Petit recently published a book titled Cheating The Impossible: Ideas and Recipes from a Rebellious High-Wire Artist, and you can get a preview of his ideas about education and accomplishing risky feats.


From our blog

  1. Visualizing the Modern Digital Age

    June 12, 2019

    In the land of memes, baby photos, and selfies, social media can serve many purposes for users. Social media not only connects friends and families who are wide distances apart but also allows users to author their own stories. The Instagram grid can be an archive of personal growth, while Facebook videos can narrate lived experiences.  For many

  2. ITVS Names Keri Archer Brown Director of Content and Initiatives

    June 10, 2019

    ITVS is pleased to announce that Keri Archer Brown will join the organization as Director of Content and Initiatives. Keri Archer Brown comes to ITVS with deep production, development, and management experience as both a line producer and an executive. She has worked in both capacities at ITV America/Sirens Media as well as at Discovery Studios for

  3. When a Five Month Trek Leads to Self-Healing

    May 24, 2019

    Documenting a 5-month journey of self-healing across the country was the goal of Almost Sunrise director Michael Collins and producer Marty Syjuco. What they discovered along the way was an issue seldom talked about but that affects so many American veterans. We were fortunate to have Michael and Marty speak at our headquarters as a part of our