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    How to Craft Competitive Work Samples to Get Your Film Funded

    February 2, 2016

    The deadline for Open Call is quickly approaching!  Before every deadline, we offer a series of webinars geared to help filmmakers become stronger applicants. Last week, we held a webinar on creating competitive work samples.  We were joined by two incredibly skilled editors: Aaron Wickenden and Eileen Meyer.  Aaron has had a prolific career as a

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    Big Night for ITVS and its Films at International Documentary Association Awards

    December 7, 2015

    The International Documentary Association (IDA) announced the winners of the 31st IDAs this weekend with ITVS receiving four IDA awards. This weekend's honors brings the total number of IDA honors for ITVS to 21, including a third consecutive win for its acclaimed weekly series Independent Lens. ITVS’ Independent Lens established a bona fide winning

  3. ITVS Announces Diversity Development Funded Films

    September 23, 2015

    ITVS is pleased to announce 10 projects have been selected for development funding out of 158 submissions through the ITVS Diversity Development Fund. The Diversity Development Fund (DDF) provides up to $15,000 in research and development funding to producers of color to develop single documentary programs for public television. The next round of DDF

  4. Open Call Webinars: How to Craft Work Samples, Treatments, and Budgets that Get Your Film Funded

    June 24, 2015

    In the lead up to the Open Call deadline on August 7th, ITVS is hosting a series of webinars to provide support, insight and tips for upcoming applicants. Creating Competitive Work SamplesLearn how to craft strong work samples that will make your project competitive for Open Call. Watch several successfully funded work samples and ask the filmmakers about

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    ITVS Announces New Digital Open Call

    March 27, 2015

    The ITVS team just wrapped up a great week of sessions, film screenings, and networking with fellow storytellers and filmmakers at the annual SxSW Festival in Austin, Texas. While we were there, in conjunction with a panel that ITVS’s own Karim Ahmad, Senior Digital Content Strategist, participated in called “Who’s Going To Fund Your Web Series,” we made a