The ITVS Indie Roundup

Posted on February 24, 2012

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


Will YouTube’s new branded channels kill cable TV? We’re betting not, but here’s how filmmakers can stay ahead of the curve.

Get ready! The first PBS Online Film Festival starts this Monday Feb. 27 and runs until March 30.

Hard work is what separates good taste from great stories, Ira Glass says. Now, you can watch the beloved storyteller’s interview on the secrets to success in a short motion graphics video by filmmaker David Shiyang Liu.

As violence erupted in Syria this week, the promising 28-year-old French photojournalist Rémi Ochlik was killed by government forces in Homs. Browse the haunting conflict photography he captured before his untimely death.

How do you take a documentary idea from inception to production? And how do you present it to the right policymakers? Filmmaker Mary Mazzio talks about her experience making The Apple Pushers, a documentary about street vendors in New York City’s food deserts, narrated by Edward Norton.

South by Southwest is just around the corner. Here’s a peak at eye-grabbing film title designs that will appear in the festival.

Sure, Valentine’s is over, but can you ever get your fill of romance? Discover the meaning of an Italian “love lock” from this whimsical short documentary nominated for Shooting People’s monthly film competition.

Legendary filmmaker Errol Morris has worked as a private eye, traveled to Crimea based on two sentences by Susan Sontag, and dodged an ashtray thrown at his head by philosopher Thomas Kuhn. The man is fascinating. Read about Morris’s latest projects in Smithsonian Magazine.


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