The ITVS Indies Roundup

Posted on April 13, 2012

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


Happy poetry month! Read about the “greatest poetry documentary of all time,” according to the Poetry Foundation: Ron Mann’s 1982 Poetry in Motion. A new interactive documentary called Barcode is a carnival funhouse of films. Thirty filmmakers produced 100 docs about the objects that surround us, from brooms to lipstick. My favorite short follows subway riders engrossed in books with a voiceover of the lines they’re reading. YouTube added a pay-per-view option for live streaming of events, which adds another funding platform to your arsenal.

The nominees for the Webby Awards were announced this week, including an entire category of Online Video/Film. Check out IDEO’s The Future of the Book, a video nominated in the Experimental & Weird category. An East German guard kissed a woman on study abroad through the Berlin Wall, as shown in this photograph originally posted to Reddit. If you’re stumped about what release to watch this weekend, Indiewire reviewed twelve new indie films. In 1946, two Columbia University anthropologists dismissed racism in a scientific pamphlet distributed to U.S. troops, and it was eventually adapted into a quirky animation called The Brotherhood of Man. Enjoy!


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

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