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.
From our blog
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,…
February 28, 2019
What could be more dramatic than a meeting of fresh, creative minds coming together to discuss the future of independent films? The ITVS Independents Summit is a gathering of filmmakers, ITVS staff, and partners to exchange views on the best approach to bring more diverse content to public media. For one week, we opened our doors and welcomed an…
February 1, 2019
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…