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  1. Blog Story: Ask Programming: International Call Questions

    With the ITVS International Call deadline quickly approaching on February 5, 2010, the ITVS programming staff takes some time out to answer a few of your frequently asked questions:Q. How does the International Call work?A. Through the International Call funding initiative, ITVS works to: 1. Seek out international projects. We work closely with…

  2. Blog Story: Ask Programming: FUTURESTATES

    ITVS programming staff answer questions from filmmakers about the funding process:Q: I recently discovered the FUTURESTATES website, and I'm really enjoying the films. How did ITVS come up with the idea for this project? A: The long answer could fill a chapter in a book. But here's the short version. ITVS has a long history of supporting independent…

  3. Blog Story: Ask Programming: Recent Questions from Filmmakers

    ITVS programming staff answer questions from filmmakers about the funding process: Q. Does the amount of funding a project has already received influence its chances? A. We ask our readers and panelists to evaluate the capacity of the applicant to complete their project on time and on budget. So, some look to see what you've been able to accomplish with…

  4. Blog Story: Ask Programming: Questions from Filmmakers

    ITVS programming staff answer questions from filmmakers about the funding process: Q. Does it help my application if I include letters of support from funders or letters of interest from broadcasters? A. No, do not waste your efforts in padding your application with letters of interest and support––these do not improve the quality of your application…

  5. Blog Story: Ask Programming About LINCS Funding

    ITVS programming staff answer questions from filmmakers about the funding process: Q: My proposal was declined from the last round of Open Call. Can I apply to LINCS with the same project?  A. Yes, you may apply for LINCS with the same project. The application and evaluation processes for the two initiatives are distinct and a declination in one

  6. Blog Story: Ask Programming: Recent Questions from Filmmakers

    ITVS programming staff answer questions from filmmakers about the funding process: Q. My film has already screened in festivals but needs additional post work to meet the requirements for television broadcast distribution. Should I apply to ITVS for funding? A. It would not be in your best interest to apply to ITVS if your program simply needs funding…

  7. Blog Story: Ask Programming: Seven Criteria for Your Film Proposal

    Each year, ITVS fields well over 1,000 applications for program funding. In reviewing a documentary proposal, there are seven criteria that ITVS and its peer reviewers consider in their evaluations. As you craft your own application for funding, these are important to keep in mind. 1. What is the overall quality of the project. Is the idea well

  8. Blog Story: Ask Programming: Recent Questions from Filmmakers

    ITVS programming staff answer questions from filmmakers about the funding process: Q. I understand that only people of color can apply to the Diversity Development Fund (DDF). As a disabled filmmaker, I wonder why aren't other minority status categories included in this initiative? A. DDF is specifically for producers of color, as defined by ethnic…

  9. Blog Story: Ask Programming: Recent Questions from Filmmakers

    ITVS programming staff answer questions from filmmakers about the funding process: Q. I am putting together an application for LINCS. What makes a strong Letter of Agreement? A. The Letter of Agreement is more than a simple contract between the filmmaker and the public television station. ITVS reviewers read an applicant’s Letter of Agreement as a…

  10. Blog Story: Ask Programming: Recent Questions from Filmmakers

    ITVS programming staff answer questions from filmmakers about the funding process: Q: I’m a filmmaker from Argentina with an urgent documentary in development, and I need seed money. Do you offer any funding for research and development? A: ITVS’s capacity to fund projects outside of its standing initiatives is extremely limited and highly…