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March 23, 2009
ITVS and PBS celebrated independent film and new media at the recent South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive & Film conference in Austin, Texas. PBS Engage hosted a "Social Media & Online Video Studio" on Sixth Street and interviewed ITVS funded filmmaker Karen Skloss. Her fearless and evocative film SUNSHINE made its world premiere at SXSW.…
March 20, 2009
Did you know one in eight people worldwide lack access to clean water, and that water-related illnesses account for the deaths of 5,000 children every day? Now is a great time to learn more about this critical issue. March 22 is World Water Day, an international celebration of fresh water, organized annually by the United Nations to call attention to water…
March 19, 2009
Today is just one day in the three and a half year journey that has been THE EYES OF ME. It’s a day that I haven’t given myself permission to spend too much time thinking about––just one day after its world premiere at South by Southwest (SXSW). THE EYES OF ME is a documentary that follows the lives of four blind teens in Austin, Texas. All four teens in the film had…
March 19, 2009
Held annually in Austin, Texas, South By Southwest (SXSW) is considered one of the world's premiere festivals, recognizing the best of film, music and interactive projects. ITVS Programming Manager Karim Ahmad gives some of the highlights from ITVS's and PBS's participation from this past week.Despite unseasonably cold and wet weather in Austin (and…
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.