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  1. Newly Funded: ITVS is Pleased to Announce Funding for Christina Ibarra’s Marthas

    March 14, 2012

    ITVS recently approved funding for the documentary Marthas by filmmakers Christina Ibarra (Director/Co-Producer) and Erin Ploss-Campoamor (Co-Producer).Marthas is a one-hour documentary that follows the year-long preparations of Mexican American teenagers debuting in the annual Martha Washington Society Ball in Laredo, Texas. The Ball, a

  2. NEWLY FUNDED: ITVS is Pleased to Announce Funding for Jehan S. Harney’s The Lost Dream

    February 28, 2012

    ITVS recently approved funding for the documentary The Lost Dream by filmmakers Jehan S. Harney (Director/Producer) and Laura Poitras (Executive Producer).The Lost Dream examines the lives of two Iraqis who supported the U.S. mission in their own country and came to America, only to find themselves strangers in a strange land. Nazar and Salam both

  3. NEWLY FUNDED: ITVS is Pleased to Announce Funding for Lacey Schwartz’s Outside the Box

    February 17, 2012

    ITVS recently approved funding for Outside the Box by filmmakers Lacey Schwartz (Producer/Director), Mehret Mandefro (Producer), and James Adolphus (Director).Outside the Box follows the life of Lacey Schwartz, a young woman who grew up in an upper-middle-class household with two loving Jewish parents. When she discovers that the man she's always

  4. A Determined Filmmaker Returns to Open Call

    February 16, 2012

    Filmmaker Judith Helfand's latest documentary Cooked was one of a dozen projects accepted into ITVS's latest round of Open Call funding. She offered BTB this roundup of the producer's orientation, held last week in San Francisco.I started writing this amidst the din of the one week orientation for filmmakers funded through ITVS’ most recent Open Call.

  5. Filmmakers Shed Light on International Call

    December 7, 2011

    ITVS's International Call deadline falls on Friday, December 9. For more than a month, BTB has profiled previous recipients of the funding to shed light on the process. Watch their videos, conducted via Skpye from Chile to Madrid, after the jump.