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National Issues, Local Impact

How Indie Lens Pop-Up, filmmakers, and PBS stations gather communities.

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Using Data to Measure Impact

How do you know if documentary film makes a difference in the world?

Connected thousands of emerging and seasoned racial justice leaders through screenings of The Black Panthers in 90 cities.

Featuring documentaries seen on PBS’s Independent Lens, this neighborhood series brings people together for film screenings and locally-driven conversations. Online and in over 90 cities across the U.S.

Connecting you to new and targeted communities, this digital platform lets you screen your film and lead a conversation, engage with panelists, and answer poll questions from any desktop or mobile device. Over 50,000 attendees and counting.

Partnering with organizations in eight countries, this global campaign uses storytelling to create social change—from increasing girls’ access to education to reducing child marriage and gender-based violence.

For Educators

Get free access to innovative, standards-aligned digital resources and streaming content based on our award-winning documentaries.

From our blog

  1. The Role of Filmmakers in Documenting Global Health Crises

    April 24, 2020

    Two of the filmmakers behind ITVS-supported Survivors reflect back on making a film during the Ebola outbreak in Africa and lessons we can learn during the COVID crisis.

  2. Applying for Federal COVID-19 Relief as a Filmmaker - Webinar Recordings, Related Resources and FAQ

    April 2, 2020

    Hour-long webinar to learn the basics of applying for the various Small Business Administration relief programs.

  3. Filmmakers Provide Insight on Taking Risks at Winter 2020 Independents Summit

    March 2, 2020

    What risks are worth taking? Last week, at the ITVS Independents Winter Summit, storytellers and thought leaders came together from all over the country, and beyond, to explore the inherent risks and pressures facing the documentary industry. It was a support group, a safe space, an information-gathering marathon and a networking event all at once.We