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  1. Frederick Wiseman on Public Televison

    June 16, 2011

    Acclaimed Filmmaker Frederick Wiseman has a long history of producing for public television. Earlier this year, the director dropped by ITVS and offered a few thoughts on what makes the public system unique. Wiseman's latest film, Boxing Gym, premieres Thursday, June 16, on PBS (check local listings).  The legendary filmmaker recently fielded some

  2. And the FUTURESTATES Audience Award Goes to…..

    June 3, 2011

    In May, ITVS launched the first ever FUTURESTATES Audience Award. Voting has now closed. Thousands of you watched; hundreds of you voted. And now we have a winner.   But first: we're very happy to announce that ITVS has partnered with Telegraph 21 and The Big Screen Project to provide a very special Grand Prize to the winner. In August, the winning film will be

  3. Top Five LGBT Films with Pride

    June 1, 2011

    Johnny Symons has made two films with ITVS: Ask Not and Daddy & Papa. In celebration of LGBT month this June, the Bay Area filmmaker offered BTB his top five, favorite LGBT films.  I make non-fiction films about the LGBT experience to help right a wrong:  there aren’t nearly enough authentic, complex images of gay people out there.  The result is that too

  4. Catch New Year Baby Sunday Night on Global Voices

    May 29, 2011

    The documentary follows the personal story of filmmaker Socheata Poeuv, who grew up in the U.S. never knowing that her family survived the Khmer Rouge genocide in Cambodia. On Friday, Poeuv participated in a live chat — alongside fellow doc filmmaker Jocelyn Glatzer — to discuss her film in honor of Asian American Heritage Month. New Year Baby airs Sunday

  5. FOCUS ON: Kim Snyder, Director of Welcome to Shelbyville

    May 28, 2011

    FOCUS ON is a regular interview series profiling independent filmmakers and their projects. Up this week is Kim Snyder, whose documentary Welcome to Shelbyville, aired on Independent Lens. Why did you originally want to become a filmmaker and has that reason changed? I love film. I've always enjoyed storytelling and I felt a compelling drive to express