A curated list of indie news and recommendations from ITVS’s Rebecca Huval.
Look, up in the sky! Here comes trouble. When a movie character gawks into the ether, you know something bad is on its way. If you want to avoid this cliche, or simply have a Friday laugh, watch this montage from Devour. (via Open Culture) If you’re at a loss of what to watch this weekend, check out this list of documentaries opening in April.
Stanley Kubrick’s first three films were short documentaries. “It was invaluable experience,” he said, “because being forced to do everything myself, I gained a sound and comprehensive grasp of all the technical aspects of filmmaking.” His three shorts followed a middleweight boxer, the Seafarers International Union, and a New Mexico reverend. Are you afraid of marketing your documentary on social media? Or do you lack the time for Twitter? You can’t afford to feel that way any longer, says Sheri Candler at Tribeca Film Institute. How do you know if an independent film has fared well in box offices? Find out different ways to measure engagement from Indiewire. This is so wonderful. Argentinian filmmaker Juan Pablo Zaramella spent two years making this stop-motion short film, Luminaris. With charming cinematography, classic Buenos Aires cityscapes, and sparkling humor, this six-minute video made it onto the 2011 Oscar shortlist for Best Animated Film with good reason.
From our blog
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…
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…
June 1, 2023
Discover how Lisa Tawil's appointment to the International Board of INPUT strengthens worldwide collaboration in public media.