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  1. Fundraising in a New Media Landscape: Three Lessons From Sundance

    February 4, 2014

    This year, three ITVS-supported films premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris showcased both his feature film and transmedia project as a part of New Frontier, a program that showcases multi-media storytelling. These projects inspired ITVS to create a panel focusing on the challenges of fundraising for documentary

  2. Your Open Call Questions Answered

    January 13, 2014

    ITVS Programming Managers N’Jeri Eaton and Jorge Trelles hosted an informative live chat on Wednesday to answer any questions for the Open Call funding initiative. ITVS will be accepting applications through Friday, January 17, 2014. While the chat has come and gone, check out the archived conversation for helpful submission tips and insights! For

  3. Tips & Tools for Open Call Applications

    December 20, 2013

    In response to the growing demand for submission resources, the ITVS Programming Department hosted two informational webinars for filmmakers submitting for Open Call funding. Throughout the year, hopeful applicants have a tendency to bombard the ITVS Programming Department with questions regarding their submissions to various funding

  4. Diversity Development Fund Announces New Projects

    November 21, 2013

    ITVS has announced the eight documentary projects selected as part of the 2013 Diversity Development Fund, a funding initiative that provides research and development funding to producers of color to develop single documentary programs for public television.   This year’s selections provide extraordinary access and insight into the daily lives and

  5. ITVS Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

    November 13, 2013

    ITVS and PBS offer viewers the opportunity to explore the rich and vibrant history and cultural contributions of Native Americans throughout the year, but this November offers a special slate of new and encore programs in honor of Native American Heritage Month. This November, Independent Lens is shining a spotlight on Native American culture with two