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  1. Filmmaker Profile: Edna and Elinor Kowarsky, SEEDS OF SUMMER

    January 30, 2009

    Israeli filmmakers Edna and Elinor Kowarsky once thought that they would never be able to reach U.S. audiences with their films. In 1989, they formed their production company, Eden Productions, to make films about social issues in the Middle East. While their company grew to become a leading source of documentary content in Israel, working with the top

  2. FRONTLINE and ITVS Explore Parkinson's Disease

    January 29, 2009

    Next Tuesday, February 3 at 9:00 PM on PBS, FRONTLINE, in a co-production with ITVS, will present MY FATHER, MY BROTHER AND ME, a film that explores life with Parkinson’s disease. In 2004, journalist Dave Iverson received the same news that had been delivered to his father and older brother years earlier: He had Parkinson’s disease, a degenerative

  3. EL GENERAL Wins at Sundance

    January 26, 2009

    The jury and audience award-winners of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival were announced over the weekend at the Festival’s closing Awards Ceremony. Winning this year’s Directing Award for U.S. Documentary was Natalia Almada for the ITVS film EL GENERAL, which will air this year on P.O.V. on PBS. Through the legacy of filmmaker Natalia Almada,

  4. WALTZ WITH BASHIR Nominated for an Academy Award

    January 22, 2009

    It’s award season and the ITVS International film WALTZ WITH BASHIR, directed by Air Folman, continues to top the lists as one of the best films of the year. Today the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences officially announced that WALTZ WITH BASHIR was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film. This marks the 10th Academy Award nomination

  5. Filmmaker Cassandra Herrman at West Hollywood Screening of TULIA, TEXAS

    January 21, 2009

    As I’ve been going to community cinema events for TULIA TEXAS, the documentary I co-directed with Kelly Whalen, I’ve come to realize that what makes them unique is that they do something that a broadcast cannot, which is reveal people’s immediate responses to the film. And it’s been fascinating to watch how those reactions have differed. Last night at the