As awards season heats up, three ITVS films were recently honored with BRITDOC Social Impact Awards. The films, Granito, The House I Live In, and American Promise each received $15,000 to reward their passion and achievements in using storytelling to provoke change.
Now in its fourth year, the BritDOC Social Impact Award honors filmmakers whose work has had the most impact globally every year.
"We are thrilled that three of our funded filmmakers have received the BRITDOC Social Impact Award," said Jim Sommers, ITVS senior vice president. “It is a testament to their incredible hard work, dedication and commitment to sharing the stories of people from diverse communities across the globe in order to ignite conversations and engage people in positive social change."
The BRITDOC organization offers an Impact Field Guide and Toolkit for filmmakers, which includes suggestions and tools to create engaging campaigns on how to impact the topics their films explore. ITVS is proud to be the home for impactful filmmakers. This year, of the five BRITDOC Impact Award winners, three were ITVS funded films. Previous ITVS documentaries that have also taken home the award include Bully, Give Up Tomorrow, The Interrupters and The Invisible War.
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