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  1. Ask Programming: Seven Criteria for Your Film Proposal

    October 29, 2009

    Each year, ITVS fields well over 1,000 applications for program funding. In reviewing a documentary proposal, there are seven criteria that ITVS and its peer reviewers consider in their evaluations. As you craft your own application for funding, these are important to keep in mind. 1. What is the overall quality of the project. Is the idea well conceived?

  2. Filmmaker Shukree Hassan Tilghman Discusses MORE THAN A MONTH

    October 21, 2009

    ITVS funds, distributes and promotes new programs produced by independent producers primarily for public television and beyond. Check out the clip below with filmmaker Shukree Hassan Tilghman, who received Open Call funds for MORE THAN A MONTH, a tongue-in-cheek film about his cross-country campaign to end Black History Month. The film looks at what

  3. Filmmaker Kathy Huang Discusses TALES OF THE WARIA

    October 19, 2009

    ITVS’s Open Call provides finishing funds for single non-fiction or animation public television programs on any subject and from any viewpoint. Projects must have begun production as evidenced by a work-in-progress video. Check out the clip below with filmmaker Kathy Huang, who received Open Call funds for her film TALES OF THE WARIA. The film looks at

  4. Filmmakers Sean Flynn and Beth Murphy Discuss THE PROMISE OF FREEDOM

    October 15, 2009

    ITVS funds, distributes and promotes new programs produced by independent producers primarily for public television and beyond. Check out the clip below with co-producer Sean Flynn and director/producer Beth Murphy, who received Open Call funds for their film THE PROMISE OF FREEDOM, which looks at the story of Kirk Johnson, a 26-year-old American aid

  5. Open Call Recipient: Micha Peled, filmmaker of SEEDS

    October 5, 2009

    ITVS’s Open Call provides finishing funds for single non-fiction or animation public television programs on any subject and from any viewpoint. Projects must have begun production as evidenced by a work-in-progress video. Check out the clip below with filmmaker Micha Peled (STORE WARS: When Wal-Mart Comes to Town and CHINA BLUE). His latest film,