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    For Royal Rodgers, Perseverance Is Key

    August 26, 2019

    We spoke with Royal Rodgers, whose project Hollywood’s Architect was among the very first films to receive ITVS development funding in 2004, and is due at last to air on PBS in 2020.

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    The Work Behind the Spectacle

    August 5, 2019

    The cheerleaders of the National Football League sweat through grueling drills, invest time, and money to stay in top physical condition, and revolve their lives around their sport. Yet most of them earn less than minimum wage. Shining a light on this astounding inequity, A Woman’s Work tells the story of a handful of cheerleaders who decide that they and

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    Handheld by Sheer Necessity: Midnight Traveler

    July 26, 2019

    Midnight Traveler was shot entirely on three cell phones out of sheer necessity. An autoethnographic film about a family in flight, the three-year journey follows filmmakers Hassan Fazili, Fatima Hussaini, and their two girls Zahra and Nargis fleeing Afghanistan, attempting to seek asylum in Germany because of a death bounty on Hassan. Due to its

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    Our five favorite big ideas from ITVS Independents Summit

    July 22, 2019

    We just wrapped the ITVS Independents Summer Summit, a week-long gathering for filmmakers and industry leaders to explore the opportunities and roadblocks that shape the contemporary documentary industry.We kicked off the Summit at Alamo Drafthouse with a preview screening of films from our most recent Open Call, and we ended the week at SPiN, where we

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    Let's Talk Industry Sustainability at ITVS Independents Summit

    July 11, 2019

    Congratulations to the ITVS Independent Summit participants. We are thrilled to announce the visionary filmmakers who will be attending this summer's ITVS Independents Summit.Ryah Aqel Phil Bertelsen Margaret ByrneChrista CassanoLauren Cioffi Chico ColvardReilly Dowd Alejandro FloresRobie FloresReed HarknessSu KimDaresha KyiMarianela