A curated list of indie news and recommendations from ITVS’s Rebecca Huval.
Get into the Halloween mood with The Awl’s list of classic Hollywood monsters, including Mrs. Danvers from Rebecca, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Kim Novak’s eyebrows. The U.S. Copyright Office just granted documentary filmmakers a special pass. In an exemption to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, documentarians are allowed to rip footage from DVDs and streaming videos to be incorporated into their work. Confused by crowdfunding? The IFC Center in New York is hosting an event to demystify the process. “Get the Money: Tap into Crowds” will be held November 9 (via @POVengage).
Today is the early deadline for the Ashland Independent Film Festival! Apparently, China’s economy isn't the only thing that's booming, but also its indie animation scene. See the explosion of creativity for yourself in the New York premiere of The Beginning: a documentary about the indie animation scene in China. The election is 11 days away! Get a refresher on the way policy affects women by watching Women’s Voices: The Gender Gap Movie, a 1984 documentary that POV deems still relevant today. There are only so many camera angles to capture a painter at the canvas. That’s what makes this clip from the 1949 documentary Visit to Picasso so mesmerizing. As the Cubist master paints on glass, we see every graceful twirl of his brushstrokes from behind his artwork.
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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…
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…
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…