Tomorrow at SXSW, Independent Television Service (ITVS) will announce the launch of Digital Open Call, a new funding initiative for independent film and media makers designed to develop and pilot independently-produced web series for production funding and distribution on public media’s digital platforms and beyond.
Proposals submitted may include web series in any genre, nonfiction or fiction, episodic or anthology in structure, and may even incorporate interactive or immersive elements, such as those found in the final season of the ITVS series FUTURESTATES distributed last summer.
“We have worked with indie film and media makers to develop and co-produce numerous web series,” said Karim Ahmad, Senior Digital Content Strategist at ITVS. “And now the digital space has become the critical place to engage younger viewers and viewers of color. ITVS, as stewards of diversity in public media, want to do so much more. We want to support makers of digital series who will invite those voices into the public discourse around current social issues with envelope-pushing, innovative, genre-bending stories designed specifically for online and mobile audiences.”
Ahmad will participate in tomorrow’s SXSW panel, “Who’s Going To Fund Your Web Series.” …
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