Applications for ITVS’s Diversity Development Fund are open till June 16!

DEADLINE ALERT: ITVS Indies is offering $35k in funding to develop docs with public media!

We’re looking for exceptional stories by filmmakers from diverse backgrounds: stories that take creative risks, inspire dialogue, and are rarely seen on public media. We are committed to supporting directors of color and creating public media programming that is truly inclusive.

Diversity Development Fund gives directors of color up to $35,000 in research and development funding to develop a documentary for public media. The documentary can be on any subject, viewpoint, or style as long as it is in development or pre-production. For films further along in production, see Open Call.

ITVS has adopted the Non-Fiction Core standards as a foundation for our funding applications. Much of the Diversity Development Fund application has been aligned with this model, however, there are additional details required, specific to creating a documentary for public media. On average, applicants spend two weeks completing their applications.

The Diversity Development Fund is not a grant. You will receive funding in the form of a development agreement that assigns ITVS certain rights over your project during the term of the contract.

APPLY by June 16: