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  1. Newly Funded: ITVS is Pleased to Announce Funding for Mariachi High

    May 17, 2012

    ITVS recently approved funding for the documentary Mariachi High by filmmakers Kim Connell and Ilana Trachtman. In a part of America that rarely makes headlines, there is a small town with a group of teenagers who will captivate your ears and warm your heart. Mariachi High presents a year in the life of the champion mariachi ensemble at Zapata High School on

  2. Newly Funded: ITVS is Pleased to Announce Funding for David Osit’s Building Babel

    April 20, 2012

    ITVS recently approved funding for the documentary Building Babel by filmmaker David Osit (Director/Producer).Building Babel  follows a year in the life and work of Sharif El- Gamal, the developer behind New York’s ‘Ground Zero Mosque’ otherwise known as Park51 — a Muslim community center two blocks from the site of the World Trade Center. The film

  3. A Full Frame Documentary Extravaganza

    April 16, 2012

    Eric Martin, filed this report from the 2012 Full Frame Film Festival, which ran April 12-April 15 in Durham, N.C.The Full Frame Film Festival turned 15 years old this year in Durham, N.C., where I happen to live right now, and it’s no surprise that the well-attended, four-day, 100+ documentary extravaganza, which ended Sunday, included a meaty slate of

  4. 2011 Slate of Diversity Development Fund Films

    April 9, 2012

    ITVS has announced the eleven documentary projects selected as part of the 2011 Diversity Development Fund. This year’s selections provide extraordinary access and insight into the daily lives and struggles of people around the world, from military veterans threatened with deportation in the U.S. to women's human rights struggles in Nigeria. The

  5. Joint Task Force Working to Boost Audience for Indies on PBS

    March 14, 2012

    ITVS, POV, and PBS Leadership Meet Weekly to Develop New Indies Strategy During most of the past decade, Independent Lens and POV together have provided a year-round broadcast slot of independent documentary films, airing on Tuesday nights at 10 PM, with POV running June to October with special presentations in other months and Independent