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Open Call provides documentary funding and co-production support so you can complete your nonfiction work in progress, then air it on public television.
Open until June 11, 2021 11:59 PM PDT
06/11/2021 23:59 PM America/Los_Angeles Open Call Deadline Details at https://archive.itvs.org/funding/open-call MM/DD/YYYY aKiBAUpmXzpWKCxyzmOc24221
Recent Open Call Projects
Diversity Development Fund
DDF gives producers of color up to $25,000 in research and development funding so you can develop your documentary for air on public television. Pre-production nonfiction projects only.
- Open Summer 2021
Recent 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.
- Open Summer 2021
Recent 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.
Recent Series and Special Projects
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