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  1. Six New Projects Selected for Funding Through ITVS International Call

    October 20, 2009

    ITVS recently contracted six projects from ITVS International Call 2009, providing them with production funding and eventual U.S. television broadcast. This year's application process was highly competitive and included 482 submissions from 82 countries––spanning the globe and offering insights from countries such as Chile, Kenya, Vietnam and

  2. Maggie Gyllenhaal Discusses Community Cinema

    September 30, 2009

    Do you enjoy watching the latest indie films (before everyone else)? Join us at Community Cinema, which features films from the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens. Best of all -- it's free! In over 50 cities nationwide, screenings are followed by lively panel discussions that bring together citizens, organizations and public television

  3. Ask Programming: Recent Questions from Filmmakers

    September 29, 2009

    ITVS programming staff answer questions from filmmakers about the funding process: Q. Does the amount of funding a project has already received influence its chances? A. We ask our readers and panelists to evaluate the capacity of the applicant to complete their project on time and on budget. So, some look to see what you've been able to accomplish with

  4. Tips on Attending IFP with Senior Programming Manager Richard Saiz

    September 22, 2009

    After debuting with a program in the 1979 New York Film Festival, the nonprofit IFP has evolved into the nation's oldest and largest organization of independent filmmakers, and also the premier advocate for them. Richard Saiz, senior programming manager at the Independent Television Service (ITVS) offers tips for those who are attending the IFP market

  5. At the Toronto International Film Festival: THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN AMERICA

    September 17, 2009

    The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), which kicked off last week, is considered one of the top festivals in the world. This year, two ITVS films are in competition. Read the article below from the TIFF blog, by Heidy Morales, about the ITVS film THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN AMERICA: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers and the audience’s