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  1. Filmmaker Shukree Tilghman Wraps up Last Days at Open Call Orientation

    July 28, 2009

    ITVS's Open Call orientation concluded last week. Shukree Tilghman, filmmaker of MORE THAN A MONTH, reflects on his experience meeting staff, attending workshops and gives an inside look at the process––something he believes filmmakers consider to be shrouded in secrecy. Get his take below.I was asked to write a blog about my experiences at Open Call

  2. Filmmaker Adi Lavy Reflects on Day One of Open Call Orientation

    July 27, 2009

    ITVS’s Open Call provides finishing funds for single non-fiction or animation public television programs on any subject and from any viewpoint. Last week, ITVS hosted 17 filmmakers who were recently awarded Open Call funding. Adi Lavy, filmmaker of SUN KISSED, shares her thoughts about her first day at ITVS.Our journey in the public television maze is

  3. Apply for ITVS Open Call Funding: Deadline July 31

    July 6, 2009

    Looking for film funding? ITVS funds, distributes and promotes new programs primarily for public television. We work with independent producers to create and present programs that take creative risks, advance issues and represent points of view not usually seen on public or commercial television. Open Call provides finishing funds for single

  4. Watch GARRISON KEILLOR Tonight on American Masters

    July 1, 2009

    "This documentary, created for PBS' American Masters series, is an amiable portrait of this somewhat enigmatic radio performer..." - San Francisco Chronicle Garrison Keillor is an author, a highly sought public speaker and is credited with reviving the lost art of live radio. His weekly program, A Prairie Home Companion, began in 1974 and has more than

  5. Ask Programming: Recent Questions from Filmmakers

    June 29, 2009

    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