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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.

    Open until June 11, 2021 11:59 PM PDT
    06/11/2021 23:59 PM America/Los_Angeles Open Call Deadline Details at https://www.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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    Filmmaker Resources

    From our blog

    1. Reimagining Policing and Public Safety

      April 30, 2021

      We asked more than 500 community members from across the country to discuss policing and public safety. Read participant's feedback on how communities can improve public safety.

    2. Filmmakers Show How Hard it Is to Make Change in Epic "Philly D.A." Docuseries

      April 6, 2021

      The co-directors and producer of the epic PBS docuseries "Philly D.A." share insight on switching from a feature to a series, working with ITVS, why it's good to have it on PBS, and how they got unprecedented access to Larry Krasner's office.

    3. ITVS Statement of Solidarity with Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities

      March 8, 2021

      ITVS stands in solidarity with Asian communities, as well as Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, as they endure a surge of racist discrimination and hate crimes across the world