The ITVS Indie Roundup

Posted on December 14, 2012

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


Our friends at Chicken & Egg Pictures just granted more than $200,000 to 25 documentaries produced by female filmmakers. Take a look at this year’s enticing list films

Become a pre-interview pro with these tips from the directors of Better This World and ITVS’s The Revisionaries, including how to make your subjects feel like you aren’t “against them.” 

Would you let the world see what’s inside your refrigerator? The subjects of this photography series did: You Are What You Eat by San Antonio photographer Mark Menjivar proves that the smallest details inside a person’s home often reveal so much about their character.

Documentarians are using crowdfunding skills for more than their own films — the community has rallied around Big River Man director John Maringouin to help him treat a potentially fatal tumor. So far, they’ve raised $64,000.

Catch up with the iconic work of photographer Annie Leibovitz in this American Masters documentary, available for free streaming at Open Culture. Aside from its Park City extravaganza, Sundance has mini film festivals across the country. 

Here is the recently announced lineup of 10 movies playing in art houses throughout the US, including Ann Arbor, MI; Boston, MA; Brooklyn, NY; Chicago, IL; Houston, TX; Los Angeles, CA; Nashville, TN; Orlando, FL; San Francisco, CA; and Tucson, AZ.


From our blog

  1. ITVS Welcomes Brandii Rice as Head of Business and Legal Affairs

    August 10, 2023

    ITVS is pleased to welcome Brandii Rice as our new Head of Business and Legal Affairs. In her role Rice will oversee business and legal affairs across the ITVS brand portfolio. In addition, she will guide licensing and business strategies to support ITVS’ content development, production, distribution and audience development goals. She will join ITVS

  2. Carrie Lozano Will Lead ITVS as President & CEO, Succeeding Sally Jo Fifer

    June 7, 2023

    Carrie Lozano joins ITVS from the Sundance Institute, where she served as director of Documentary Film and Artist Programs, supporting boundary-breaking filmmakers across the globe. At ITVS, she will continue to protect independent artists’ voices, editorial control and copyright while elevating nonfiction storytelling as an essential strategy

  3. Lisa Tawil Joins the International Board of INPUT

    June 1, 2023

    Discover how Lisa Tawil's appointment to the International Board of INPUT strengthens worldwide collaboration in public media.