The ITVS Indie Roundup

A curated list of indie news and recommendations from ITVS’s Rebecca Huval.

Explore the possibilities of transmedia docs with Filmmaker Magazine’s reflections on the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. At the festival, Doc Lab showcased choose-your-own-adventure documentaries that don’t sacrifice the main storyline.

Oscar excitement is through the roof! The shortlist for best documentary includes 15 picks, and Realscreen has interviews with seven of the directors.

Zooming out even further from the Oscar choices of 2012, here are the top 10 Sundance documentaries of the decade.

If you’ve never seen Paul Madonna’s illustrations, now is the time to start. Here is his adorable and insightful comic about the difficulties of living a creative life.

Now for some practical advice. POV has provided thorough and invaluable tips on pitching to a funder, such as: Don’t pester your potential supporter!

With the year coming to a close, critics are reflecting on another fabulous year in television. Here is Emily Nussbaum’s anti-best-of-the-year list that still manages to catch you up on 2012’s highlights.

When he was six years old, Indian American filmmaker Dinesh Sabu’s mother committed suicide. Eventually, the tragedy led him to investigate the taboo of mental health treatment in the Indian American community through his first documentary, Unbroken Glass. This short video describes his filmmaking journey. (via @Kartemquin)

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