The Independent Television Service's International Call enables independent producers from outside of the United States to create documentaries for U.S. television.
The program is designed to help storytellers from other countries introduce U.S. audiences to their global neighbors. In addition to production funding and support, ITVS International will premiere funded programs on U.S. public and commercial television.
ITVS International Call seeks programs that bring international perspectives, ideas, events, and people to U.S. television; content that represents diverse communities and advances underrepresented points of view; content that explores globally significant themes and inspires public dialogue; single story-driven documentaries with broadcast hour versions; programs that have already begun production and can be realistically completed within one year of contract; and co-production projects with either international broadcast partner(s) or co-productions with producers from different countries.
Applicants must be at least 18 years old. The primary applicant must be a citizen of another country and must not reside in the U.S. Dual foreign/U.S. citizens are eligible if they do not reside in the U.S. American citizens may only participate as co-applicants in a true co-production relationship with a non-U.S. primary applicant. Applicants must have previous film or television production experience in a principal role (producer, co-producer, director, or co-director) as demonstrated by credits on a sample tape of a previously completed work submitted with the application.
All written materials must be in English. Video materials must also be in English, subtitled if necessary.
Visit the ITVS Web site for complete program guidelines.
Link to Complete RFP
Primary Subject: Arts and Culture
Geographic Funding Area: National