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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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