If the Oscars were any indication, we know Hollywood is lagging behind on representing women and girls in all their diversity on the big screen. In fact only 11 percent of protagonists in Hollywood films are female, according to a 2011 report from the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film. Women and Girls Lead has turned to the little screen to offer a refreshing selection of films starring women and girls as leaders in their own lives. The #SheDocs Online Film Festival will run from March 1-31 and feature 10 documentary films to watch online all month long in celebration of Women's History Month. We promise you'll be inspired by these protagonists! Start watching at today!
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January 22, 2019
Today we are excited to announce that Hale County This Morning, This Evening and ITVS Open Call-funded Minding the Gap have been nominated for Best Documentary Feature for the 91st Oscars. The Oscars will be presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on February 24th. Minding the Gap, directed by first-time filmmaker Bing Liu, and Hale…
January 17, 2019
Going home can be challenging in many circumstances, but returning home to capture a nearby community in turmoil can add a whole new layer of complexity. Rita Baghdadi and Jeremiah Hammerling, directors of ITVS Open Call funded My Country No More, described those challenges and share some insight into capturing the rural community of Trenton, North…
December 11, 2018
It is with sadness that we say goodbye to filmmaker and educator Bill Siegel. Bill first became a part of the ITVS family with his award-winning film The Weather Underground, which he co-directed with Sam Green. It tells the story of former University of Chicago students who showed their outrage at the Vietnam War and racism in America by waging a low-level…