The deadline for International Call is December 10, 2010
ATTENTION non-U.S. filmmakers, the new International Call deadline of December 10, 2010 is sneaking up on us all. In order to prepare the most competitive applications possible, ITVS is pleased to be hosting this live chat about the funding deadline to answer questions about the application process.
Senior Programming Manager Cynthia Kane and ITVS staffers will be online to field questions in real-time starting at 5 AM Pacific (find out what time that is for you.) Please sign in below and start loading your questions. We hope to get to them all!
About the International Call: International Call provides production and/or post-production funds for single non-fiction television documentaries that bring international perspectives, ideas, stories and people to a U.S. audience. This initiative is for non-U.S. producers and filmmakers who live outside the U.S.
With the Diversity Development Fund (DDF) deadline approaching this Friday, ITVS Programming Manager Karim Ahmad will be taking your DDF questions today from NOON to 1:00pm PST in a live chat.
All questions are welcome on the application process; tips on writing a compelling treatment; what ITVS staff is looking for; what happens if you’re funded, etc, etc.
ITVS' Karim Ahmad
Get your questions ready and log on below to ask Karim about the DDF funding process.
About the DDF: The DDF provides up to $15,000 in research and development funding to independent producers of color to develop single documentary programs for public television. Projects should speak to the ITVS mission to serve under-served audiences with programs that take creative risks, explore complex issues, inspire dialogue and express points of view seldom seen on commercial or public television.
Q. My last program was funded by ITVS several years ago. I see that the Open Call guidelines state that I am not eligible to apply if I am not “up to date with reporting requirements.” How do I find out if I am current or not?
A. If you have previously received production funding from ITVS, your ancillary income reporting requirements were laid out in your original agreement. Please revisit this to understand your requirements. You should also contact the business finance staff if you have questions about your ancillary income reporting status or about the steps you need to take to come up to date. Continue reading →