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  1. International Call Profile: Rachel Wexler

    November 12, 2010

    With the International Call deadline less than a month away (December 10, 2010!), BTB is highlighting past recipients of funding through that initiative. This week, we turn to Producer Rachel Wexler who teamed up with Director Geoffrey Smith on his Emmy Award-winning documentary The English Surgeon. Wexler is also attached to the ITVS-funded film My

  2. Live Chat with Karim Ahmad on DDF Funding

    November 9, 2010

    With the Diversity Development Fund (DDF) deadline approaching this Friday, ITVS Programming Manager Karim Ahmad will be taking your DDF questions today from NOON to 1:00pm PST in a live chat. All questions are welcome on the application process; tips on writing a compelling treatment; what ITVS staff is looking for; what happens if you're funded, etc,

  3. International Call Profile: Simon Chambers

    November 5, 2010

    As the new International Call deadline quickly approaches (December 10, 2010!), BTB is highlighting past recipients. This week, we turn to filmmaker Simon Chambers and his film Cowboys in India, which will air on Global Voices next year. The film follows one tribe’s fight to rescue a sacred mountain from a multinational mining company. For those

  4. Introducing the FUTURESTATES Lesson Plans

    November 1, 2010

    Educators: get back to the future with your students! Check out ITVS's online series FUTURESTATES, short films fusing an exploration of social issues with elements of speculative and science fiction. Free companion lesson plans for grades 9-12 are now available! Educators can access more lesson plans like this one, on the Community Classroom

  5. Several ITVS Films Nominated for IDA Awards

    October 29, 2010

    Nominees for the 2010 IDA Documentary Awards were announced this week, with many of the year’s most buzzed-about titles and festival favorites making the list. Several ITVS films were nominated, including a handful from Independent Lens. Winners will be announced on December 3 at the Directors Guild Theater in Los Angeles in a ceremony hosted by