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  1. Top Five Predictions for Films and Digital Distribution

    February 18, 2010

    The Independent Digital Distribution Lab –– IndiesLab for short –– is a joint initiative of ITVS and PBS designed to help filmmakers navigate the marketplace and to generate revenue streams while also having a social impact. Indie Labs Director Davin Hutchins shares his first of five predictions about the future of films and digital distribution. Be sure

  2. Six Films From ITVS’s FUTURESTATES to Premiere at SXSW

    February 10, 2010

    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. SXSW recently announced its 2010 film line-up and this year six ITVS films from our new online fictional series FUTURESTATES will have their theatrical premiere at the

  3. Reflections From the Sundance Film Festival

    January 28, 2010

    The Sundance Film Festival, held annually in Park City, Utah, is one of the largest and most prominent festivals for independent filmmakers. This year, three ITVS films made their world premiere at the festival, which brings the total number of ITVS funded films that have screened at Sundance to 69 since we first attended in 1994. Lois Vossen, ITVS vice

  4. IndiesLab: Supporting Independent Filmmakers in the Digital Marketplace

    January 12, 2010

    Happy New Year and greetings from IndiesLab! My name is Davin Hutchins and I am the new director of this exciting joint initiative of ITVS and PBS now entering its second year –– the Independent Digital Distribution Lab –– or IndiesLab for short. What is IndiesLab? It’s an ITVS-PBS initiative designed to help filmmakers navigate this marketplace and to

  5. Critics Pick Favorite Docs of the Decade

    January 7, 2010

    What were the best documentary films of the past decade? One thing is certain -- it’s not an easy task to narrow the list down. Good thing there are film critics who reflect back every ten years and compile lists of their own. Check out some of their favorites below, which include several ITVS funded documentaries and Independent Lens broadcasts. Do you agree?