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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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    Filmmaker Resources

    From our blog

    1. Let's Talk Industry Sustainability at ITVS Independents Summit

      July 11, 2019

      Congratulations to the ITVS Independent Summit participants. We are thrilled to announce the visionary filmmakers who will be attending this summer's ITVS Independents Summit.Ryah Aqel Phil Bertelsen Margaret ByrneChrista CassanoLauren Cioffi Chico ColvardReilly Dowd Alejandro FloresRobie FloresReed HarknessSu KimDaresha KyiMarianela

    2. Sugar Shakers, Handbags, and Resistance: Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria

      June 21, 2019

      Placards are pieces of history. They show us verve. They show us wit. They show us pain and personality. They are floating, gripped, vital statements of resistance, rendering the individual voices of protest visible. The protests and riots of our times are documented and extended through social media, creating long-lasting visual histories that live

    3. 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