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. Believing in Yourself and Your Story

    May 9, 2018

    Councilwoman follows the story of Carmen, a hotel housekeeper and mother from the Dominican Republic striving to advocate for low-income workers from the margins to Providence, Rhode Island city politics. Her journey encourages us all to reflect on who should be responsible for the decision-making in our communities. Margo Guernsey, director of

  2. Three ITVS-Funded Documentaries Will Receive Peabody Awards

    April 17, 2018

    Now in it’s 77th year, the Peabody Awards announced the winners of the 2018 documentary prize. Of the nine documentaries that will be receiving awards, three are ITVS-funded; Newtown, Deej, and Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise will be honored on May 19 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York."Our documentary filmmakers know what hard work is all about," noted

  3. Danfung Dennis - Filmmaker, Photographer, and VR Storyteller - Joins the ITVS Board

    April 12, 2018

    New ITVS board member Danfung Dennis brings traditional and cutting edge storytelling perspective to the ITVS governing body.