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    New Powerful Slate of Open Call-Funded Films Announced

    December 2, 2019

    As we look forward with great anticipation to the next Open Call round (in January 2020), ITVS is excited to announce the latest Open Call-funded films.These powerful projects will take viewers from a Syrian mother fiercely determined to protect her family amidst nightmarish conditions, to a nationwide support group for mothers coming to terms with

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    ITVS Open Call and Digital Open Call Now Accepting Submissions

    December 12, 2016

    ITVS documentary funding application windows now open for feature-length documentary works-in-progress and original web series pilots.

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    ITVS Digital Open Call Now Accepting Submissions

    March 7, 2016

    ITVS is excited to announce its call for entries for the Digital Open Call. Now in its second year, the fund will support independent filmmakers in developing and piloting original web series for public media's digital platforms, including PBS.org, PBS-branded YouTube channels, and others. ITVS is thrilled to continue building a pipeline for producers

  4. 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

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    How to Craft Competitive Work Samples to Get Your Film Funded

    February 2, 2016

    The deadline for Open Call is quickly approaching!  Before every deadline, we offer a series of webinars geared to help filmmakers become stronger applicants. Last week, we held a webinar on creating competitive work samples.  We were joined by two incredibly skilled editors: Aaron Wickenden and Eileen Meyer.  Aaron has had a prolific career as a