The ITVS Indie Roundup

Posted on December 7, 2012

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

 

Explore the possibilities of transmedia docs with Filmmaker Magazine’s reflections on the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. 

At the festival, Doc Lab showcased choose-your-own-adventure documentaries that don’t sacrifice the main storyline. Oscar excitement is through the roof! 

The shortlist for best documentary includes 15 picks, and Realscreen has interviews with seven of the directors

Zooming out even further from the Oscar choices of 2012, here are the top 10 Sundance documentaries of the decade

If you’ve never seen Paul Madonna’s illustrations, now is the time to start. Here is his adorable and insightful comic about the difficulties of living a creative life.

Now for some practical advice. POV has provided thorough and invaluable tips on pitching to a funder, such as: Don’t pester your potential supporter! 

With the year coming to a close, critics are reflecting on another fabulous year in television. Here is Emily Nussbaum’s anti-best-of-the-year list that still manages to catch you up on 2012’s highlights. 

When he was six years old, Indian American filmmaker Dinesh Sabu’s mother committed suicide. Eventually, the tragedy led him to investigate the taboo of mental health treatment in the Indian American community through his first documentary, Unbroken Glass. This short video describes his filmmaking journey. (via @Kartemquin

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  1. F is for Finding Visibility: Stepping in Front of the Lens

    January 4, 2018

    Seasoned documentarians turn cameras on themselves to share their transracial adoption story in The F Word.

  2. On A Knife Edge: When One Film Leads To The Next

    December 6, 2017

    From UK to Virginia, ITVS funded filmmakers come from all walks of life, from all parts of the world.  The moment when a filmmaker’s journey across oceans and wild plains takes them to a community fighting to continue the traditions of their ancestors is where bold stories are born. How would that experience forever leave its mark on the filmmakers and how

  3. Strong and Proud: Harvest Season

    November 1, 2017

    From New York City streets to the back roads of rural America, capturing a story sometimes involves embarking on a journey that can take you thousands of miles from home, meeting people along the way and perhaps discovering an America that most people don’t see.  ITVS-funded filmmaker Bernardo Ruiz set himself to tell the story of those people who bring wine