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  1. Ask Programming: Recent Questions from Filmmakers

    April 30, 2009

    ITVS programming staff answer questions from filmmakers about the funding process: Q: I’m a filmmaker from Argentina with an urgent documentary in development, and I need seed money. Do you offer any funding for research and development? A: ITVS’s capacity to fund projects outside of its standing initiatives is extremely limited and highly

  2. Vice President and Indie Lens Series Producer Discusses Filmmaking Trends

    March 18, 2009

    What are some of the latest trends in documentary film? Lois Vossen, vice president and series producer for Independent Lens, discusses what she has seen on the film festival circuit and films submitted to ITVS. Listen to her exclusive interview with Beyond the Box Blog.

  3. ITVS Hosts Diversity Development Fund Workshop

    March 6, 2009

    For this first time, ITVS invited Diversity Development Fund (DDF) recipients to the office in San Francisco for a special workshop with filmmaker mentors. Alex Zacarias was there to describe firsthand his experience. Earlier this week, I participated in the first Diversity Development Fund (DDF) workshop, which took place at ITVS in San Francisco.

  4. New Digital Initiative Report: Scott Kirsner’s Case Study for I.O.U.S.A.

    March 3, 2009

    To keep up with the shifting landscape of new technology, ITVS commissioned author Scott Kirsner to find out what independent filmmakers are doing in the field. Wordplay filmmaker Patrick Creadon’s latest documentary, I.O.U.S.A., focuses on the precarious state of the country’s finances. Creadon found an unusual partner for the film: the Peter G.

  5. International Report From the Field with Cynthia Kane

    February 18, 2009

    ITVS International Programming Manager Cynthia Kane reports from Australia––“the land of Oz”––about her first day at the Australian International Documentary Conference (ADIC) and the Adelaide Film Festival.It takes virtually two days to get here, in reality about 18 hours, but you cross the International Date Line, so you feel a bit surreal and wonky