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    ITVS Humanities Documentary Development Fellowship

    A one-time, 12-month fellowship to help pandemic-affected independent documentary filmmakers develop high-potential projects that increase the diversity, urgency, and relevance of the nation’s humanities-centered documentary pipeline.

    Open until December 1, 2021 11:59 PM PST
    12/01/2021 23:59 PM America/Los_Angeles ITVS Humanities Documentary Development Fellowship Deadline Details at https://archive.itvs.org/funding/itvs-humanities-documentary-development-fellowship MM/DD/YYYY aKiBAUpmXzpWKCxyzmOc24221

    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 in 2022

    Featured 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.

    Reopens in 2022

    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.

    Reopens in 2022

    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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    1. ITVS Names Antonia Carew-Watts Vice President of Business Affairs

      November 8, 2021

      ITVS is pleased to welcome Antonia Carew-Watts as our new Vice President of Business Affairs. In her new role, she will lead a team focusing on strategic deals and relationships with the San Francisco nonprofit’s partners and oversee business and legal affairs across ITVS units, brands, multiplatform assets and events. In addition, Carew-Watts will

    2. Seeking Justice: Belly of the Beast’s Impactful Engagement Strategy

      November 2, 2021

      Belly of the Beast, which premiered on Independent Lens in November 2020, exposes illegal sterilizations and reproductive injustices in California prisons. The film follows Kelli Dillon, who was involuntarily sterilized at the age of 24 while incarcerated, as she teams up with human rights lawyer Cynthia Chandler to fight for reproductive

    3. Remembering Michael Shiro

      October 29, 2021

      Remembering the life and impact of longtime ITVS Controller Michael Shiro, who died age 59 on October 22, 2021.