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Open Call

Open Call provides documentary funding and co-production support so you can complete your nonfiction work in progress, then air it on public television.

Reopens 2023

Featured Open Call Projects

Diversity Development Fund

DDF gives directors of color up to $35,000 in research and development funding so you can develop your documentary for air on public television. Pre-production nonfiction projects only.

Reopens June 6, 2022 9:00 AM PDT

Featured Diversity Development Fund Projects

Short-Form Open Call

Short-Form Open Call offers development and co-production funding to help you complete your short nonfiction film or series for distribution on public media's web-based platforms.

Featured Short-Form Open Call Projects

Series and Special Projects

We commission a limited number of innovative and timely projects for public media, providing development and production funding. Submissions for Series and Special Project funding are by invitation-only. This collection also encompasses documentary films funded through limited special open calls held over the years.


Featured Series and Special Projects

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We’d love to meet you! Join the ITVS team at an event. We want to hear about your latest projects.

  1. New Orleans Film Society Southern Producers Lab

    May 17-20, 2022
    New Orleans, LA
    Supervising Producer

    Shana Swanson

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From our blog

  1. Independent Lens Releases Stories for Justice Impact Report

    June 1, 2022

    Documentary storytelling increased understanding about the inequities in the U.S. justice system.

  2. The Supervising Producer Partnership: How CJ Hunt Found the Arc for "Neutral Ground" While Working with ITVS

    April 12, 2022

    How do filmmakers and ITVS supervising producers work together in their back-and-forth partnership?To best explain CJ Hunt's partnership with ITVS, we wanted to have him in the same room with three-time Emmy-nominated ITVS Supervising Producer Shana Swanson to explore what it meant to work together as funder and maker. Hunt made his feature film debut

  3. Announcing the ITVS Humanities Documentary Development Fellows

    April 5, 2022

    ITVS is pleased to announce the recipients of the ITVS Humanities Documentary Development Fellowship. These 20 fellows will each receive a 12-month unrestricted stipend, a one-on-one relationship with an advisor working in the humanities to strengthen their proposed projects, and a series of programmatic sessions hosted by ITVS on best practices in