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    Open Call

    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 July 26, 2019 11:59 PM PDT
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    Recent Open Call Projects

    Digital Open Call

    Digital Open Call offers research and development funding for you to pilot a story on public media digital platforms. Pre-production nonfiction projects only.

    Reopens Winter 2020

    Recent Digital Open Call Projects

    Diversity Development Fund

    DDF gives producers of color up to $25,000 in research and development funding so you can develop your documentary for air on public television. Pre-production nonfiction projects only.

    Reopens August 5, 2019 9:00 AM PDT

    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

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    1. AFI Docs Film Festival

      June 19-22, 2019
      Washington, DC
      Supervising Producer

      Michael Ehrenzweig

      Senior Director of Engagement & Impact

      Sherry Simpson Dean

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    From our blog

    1. Visualizing the Modern Digital Age

      June 12, 2019

      In the land of memes, baby photos, and selfies, social media can serve many purposes for users. Social media not only connects friends and families who are wide distances apart but also allows users to author their own stories. The Instagram grid can be an archive of personal growth, while Facebook videos can narrate lived experiences.  For many

    2. ITVS Names Keri Archer Brown Director of Content and Initiatives

      June 10, 2019

      ITVS is pleased to announce that Keri Archer Brown will join the organization as Director of Content and Initiatives. Keri Archer Brown comes to ITVS with deep production, development, and management experience as both a line producer and an executive. She has worked in both capacities at ITV America/Sirens Media as well as at Discovery Studios for

    3. When a Five Month Trek Leads to Self-Healing

      May 24, 2019

      Documenting a 5-month journey of self-healing across the country was the goal of Almost Sunrise director Michael Collins and producer Marty Syjuco. What they discovered along the way was an issue seldom talked about but that affects so many American veterans. We were fortunate to have Michael and Marty speak at our headquarters as a part of our