Open Call is going digital!
Please be sure to read the updated How To Apply page for details.

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Citizens or legal residents of the U.S. or its external territories
  • “Independent producers.” This means that the individual applicants a) own the copyright of their production; b) have artistic, budgetary, and editorial control of their project and; c) are NOT regularly employed as producers/directors by a public or commercial broadcast entity or film studio, including public access stations. Staff persons who are not producers/directors are allowed to apply.
  • Persons age 18 or older
  • Persons with some previous film or television production experience in a principal role (director, co-director, producer, co-producer) as demonstrated by submitting a previously completed work sample

Who is not eligible to apply?

  • Individuals who do not meet ITVS's definition of an “independent producer”
  • Students
  • Current signatories of ITVS production contracts who have not completed delivery or previously funded producers who are not up to date with reporting requirements.
  • Producers representing foreign-based production entities
  • Persons regularly employed as producers/directors by a public or commercial broadcast entity including public access stations
  • Organizations such as universities, foundations, and nonprofit media organizations
  • Production managers, writers, assistants, supporting crew members