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  • EMMY AWARDS
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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 24, 2020 11:59 PM PDT
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    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 3, 2020 9:00 AM PDT

    Recent Diversity Development Fund Projects

    Short-Form Open Call

    Short-Form Open Call offers development and co-production funding to help you complete your short nonfiction film or series for distribution on public media's web-based platforms.

    Submissions Accepted Year-Round

    Recent Short-Form Open Call 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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    Filmmaker Resources

    From our blog

    1. Filmmakers Coping During COVID

      June 30, 2020

      5 Documentary teams are sharing their experience as a filmmaker during COVID and how they are coping with social distancing.

    2. Three ITVS Films Win 2019 Peabody Awards

      June 9, 2020

      ITVS celebrates three films winning Peabody Awards for 2019 releases: Hale County This Morning, This Evening, Midnight Traveler and The Silence of Others.

    3. ITVS Statement of Solidarity with Black Lives

      June 4, 2020

      ITVS stands in solidarity with people expressing their First Amendment right to assemble in protest of the inhumane acts of police and the murders of Black people. Read full statement from ITVS Board Chair Garry Denny and President Sally Jo Fifer here.