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November 6, 2015
Every year, the Peabody Awards recognize those who excel in radio, television broadcasting, and online media in America. The judges review over a thousand documentary entries and only a select few are awarded the prestigious gold medallion. With such stiff competition, what makes a film stand out? Earlier this week we hosted a webinar featuring Dr. Nate…
ITVS Receives Funding from MacArthur Foundation to Foster Collaborations Between Journalists and FilmmakersFebruary 3, 2015
ITVS is partnering with news organizations to distribute the videos and experiment with new models of in-depth storytelling, a project supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to pioneer innovative collaborations between journalists and independent filmmakers.
May 31, 2013
Travel from your living room with the latest season of Global Voices! Airing on the WORLD channel, season six premieres June 2 with 18 weeks of international documentaries that give you vistas into other worlds.Peek into the spectacular, treacherous terrain of Eastern Java, Indonesia, where miners haul sulfur through toxic gases to supply material for…
January 25, 2013
A curated list of indie news and recommendations from ITVS’s Rebecca Huval. Female directors are way more likely to have directed a documentary at Sundance than a narrative film — 34.5 percent of documentaries were directed by women, compared to 16.9 percent of narrative films in the last decade of the festival. One filmmaker at Sundance, Sarah Polley,…
August 17, 2012
A curated list of indie news and recommendations from ITVS’s Rebecca Huval. Celebrity documentaries don’t have to be brainless. Australia’s Special Broadcasting Service compiled a list of the top ten performer documentaries, including such classics as the Bob Dylan film Don’t Look Back and Madonna: Truth or Dare. (via POV) If you’re wondering where…