You’ve found a story and you’re committed to telling it—no matter what. Let’s do it together.
Open Call provides documentary funding and co-production support so you can complete your nonfiction work in progress, then air it on public television.
- Open until February 10, 2017 4:00 PM PST
Recent Open Call Projects
Digital Open Call
Digital Open Call offers research and development funding for you to pilot a series on public media platforms. Pre-production projects only.
- Open until February 17, 2017 5:00 PM PST
Recent Digital Open Call Projects
Diversity Development Fund
DDF gives producers of color up to $15,000 in research and development funding so you can develop your documentary for air on public television. Pre-production projects only.
- Reopens Fall 2017
Recent Diversity Development Fund Projects
Series and Special Projects
We commission a limited number of innovative and timely projects for public media, providing development and production funding. Submissions for Series and Special Project funding are by invitation-only. This collection also encompasses documentary films funded through limited special open calls held over the years.
Recent Series and Special Projects
ITVS in the Field
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January 19-24, 2017
Park City, UT
March 10-18, 2017
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From our blog
January 18, 2017
ITVS is back at the world famous Sundance Film Festival in 2017 to proudly support four of our funded films: QUEST, The Force, Motherland, and Tell Them We Are Rising.
December 12, 2016
ITVS documentary funding application windows now open for feature-length documentary works-in-progress and original web series pilots.
November 30, 2016
ITVS's VP Judy Tam retires. We would like to take this time to thank her for all the amazing contributions and impact she has made here at ITVS throughout the years.