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  1. Newly Funded: ITVS is Pleased to Announce Funding for Jed Rothstein’s Heavy Metal Islam

    October 18, 2012

    ITVS recently approved funding for the documentary Heavy Metal Islam by filmmaker Jed Rothstein (Director/Producer).  In 2008, a film crew began documenting a group of young heavy-metal musicians in Egypt. Oppressed by massive social forces beyond their control, the kids — sons of a jailed political dissident and the leader of the only female metal

  2. Let’s Get Monday Night Audiences for Indies: See Viral Plan Below!

    October 5, 2012

    A message from ITVS President & CEO Sally Jo Fifer  Each year, as ITVS embarks on a new season of Independent Lens—the single largest series for independent voices on public or commercial television—we find ourselves along with public television audiences marveling at the powerful storytelling of independent producers. Independent producers

  3. Big Changes to ITVS International!

    September 19, 2012

    ITVS International Call promotes the exchange of compelling documentary films between the United States and other nations, going beyond stereotypes and headline news. We no longer have a once a year submission deadline but consider projects on a rolling basis. This is a big change! ITVS International enables independent producers from outside the

  4. Diversity Development Fund is Now Accepting Applications

    July 10, 2012

    The new deadline for the Diversity Development Fund is on Friday, September 7th.  Learn how to submit an application here. The Diversity Development Fund provides up to $15,000 in research and development funding to independent producers of color to develop single documentary programs for public television. Projects should speak to the ITVS mission

  5. Newly Funded: ITVS is Pleased to Announce Funding for Roger Ross Williams's God Loves Uganda

    June 19, 2012

    ITVS recently approved funding for the documentary God Loves Uganda  by filmmakers Roger Ross Williams (Director/Producer) and Julie Goldman (Producer). God Loves Uganda is a journey into the heart of East Africa, where Ugandan pastors and their American counterparts spread God’s word and evangelical values to millions desperate for a better life.