ITVS Open Call Accepting Applications Now thru Feb 14th

  • Deadline / Program Start: 2020-02-14
  • Organization: ITVS
  • Organization Type: Cinema/Film
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Recurring: Array
  • URL: Link


Get co-production funding and support to complete your documentary for broadcast on public television—whether you’re an emerging filmmaker or a veteran producer.

The deadline for receiving all Open Call application materials is Friday, February 14th at 11:59 pm Pacific.

To apply to Open Call and for more information please visit:

Open Call funding is only available to independent producers who are citizens or legal residents of the U.S. and its’ external territories.


Tues, January 15 at 1pm PT – Open Call: Budgeting 101
Hear from ITVS about basic budgeting: from guidelines to building a realistic budget that will get your film finished on time and pay everyone an equitable salary. Presented by David Eisenberg, Sr. Director of Production.
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Tues, January 21 at 1pm PT – Open Call: What makes a Good WIP?
Join this live chat and online screening and chat to learn what ITVS is looking for and hear from filmmakers whose projects were recently greenlit by ITVS. The panelists will show selects from their works-in-progress and discuss their editing process. Presented by Jannette Bivona, Initiatives and Field Relations Manager. Guest Speakers: Robie Flores and Alejandro Flores (The In-Between) and Phil Bertelsen and Lise Yasui (Double Exposure).
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