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  1. ITVS Heads to Austin for SXSW '16

    March 10, 2016

    We’ll be in Austin this Friday to support our funded films, participate in panels, and keep tabs on what’s new and exciting in the film and tech world.

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    Applying for the News & Documentary Emmy® Awards: What You Need to Know

    March 7, 2016

    Every year, the News & Documentary Emmy® Awards recognize outstanding achievement in broadcast journalism and documentary filmmaking, awarding their coveted statuette to the very best news reports and documentaries that have aired on national television or streamed over the Internet. This year marks the 37th Annual News & Documentary Emmy®

  3. ITVS Funds Diverse Filmmakers Through Open Call

    February 26, 2016

    In its 25th year, ITVS is committed to open access, transparency, and diversity. In that spirit, ITVS is proud to release filmmaker statistics from our first round of Open Call funding in 2016. Over 300 filmmakers applied for ITVS’ Open Call; 48 percent were women and 40 percent were filmmakers of color. First-time applicants made up 42 percent of funded

  4. Submit Your Film to Independent Lens!

    August 8, 2013

    Independent Lens is currently seeking submissions of films in advanced rough cut or fine cut stage or completed films to broadcast during the October 2014 - June 2015 season. To learn more about eligibility, what we're looking for, and to complete our online submission form go to Any questions? Feel free to drop a line to

  5. Don't Miss the ITVS Open Call Deadline

    June 20, 2013

    The Independent Television Service (ITVS) seeks applications for the Open Call funding initiative. Open Call provides completion funds for single nonfiction public television programs on any subject, and from any viewpoint. Projects must have begun production as evidenced by a work-in-progress video. Open Call funding is only available to