The Independent Television Service (ITVS) seeks applications for the Open Call funding initiative.
Open Call provides completion funds for single nonfiction public television programs on any subject, and from any viewpoint. Projects must have begun production as evidenced by a work-in-progress video. Open Call funding is only available to independent producers who are citizens or legal residents of the U.S. and its external territories.
Open Call accepts:
– Single programs of standard broadcast length (half-hour or one-hour). In rare cases, when a filmmaker’s skills, subject, and story structure warrant it, ITVS will consider programs at feature lengths.
– Programs that can be completed within one year of contract
The deadline for receiving all application materials is January 30th, 2015.
ITVS will be hosting a live chat on Wednesday, January 14th at 1pm ET/10am PT. Programming Manager N’Jeri Eaton and Senior Production Manager David Eisenberg will be on hand to answer your questions, from treatments to budgets and all that falls between.
For more information visit: ITVS’ Open Call. Check out some programs that have been funded by Open Call in the past.
Main image: The Cats of Mirikitani, an ITVS-funded film.