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  1. ITVS Summer Summit: That Was Then, This Is Now

    August 23, 2021

    Get a sneak peek at the Summer 2021 ITVS Independents Summit, a series of conversations for funded filmmakers to talk about what is changing in the documentary industry, about what public media makers have gone through, and what ITVS has learned in a tumultuous year.

  2. ITVS Shares Our Progress on POC Representation

    July 6, 2021

    ITVS is committed today to publish key data that we provide each fiscal year to our Board.

  3. "Free Chol Soo Lee" Filmmakers Share Desire to Tell Complex, Nuanced Stories of Asian Americans

    May 31, 2021

    Julie Ha and Eugene Yi talk about the journey their film "Free Chol Soo Lee" has already made and the road that lies ahead, the importance of this story to Asian American activists, and impart some wisdom to doc makers about the process of applying to and working with ITVS.

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  1. Philly D.A. and the Power of the Prosecutor

    May 21, 2021

    A series of engagement events led by Independent Lens and Fair and Just Prosecution for Philly D.A. concluded with a survey around the criminal legal system. Read the results from more than 750 participants.

  2. What Your Peers Want You to Know About Making Docs

    May 13, 2021

    Experienced documentarians offer advice gleaned from their own journeys as filmmakers, from how to stick with it when it all seems so overwhelming, to finding your own support network, to how learning all the technical tricks of the trade will make your project stronger.