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ITVS funds, distributes, and promotes new programs primarily for public television. We work with independent producers to create and present programs that take creative risks, advance issues and represent points of view not usually seen on public or commercial television. ITVS is committed to programming that addresses the needs of underserved and underrepresented audiences. We look for programs that bring new audiences to public television and that expand civic participation by bringing diverse voices into the public sphere.

Stuck? Here is a short video on applying to ITVS using this new digital application system.

Update 12/9/11: The application system has been upgraded and now automatically creates a portfolio folder for you. Please disregard the instruction on creating a portfolio folder in the video below.


Funding Initiatives

You may apply to only one ITVS funding initiative per round. Read the funding descriptions carefully to make sure that you have chosen the initiative that your film is eligible for. Clicking the links below will take you back to the initiative information on

Open Call

Open Call has two deadlines per year. Next Open Call deadline: January 11, 2013

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.


For more information about all ITVS funding initiatives, see