The Independent Television Service (ITVS) has announced its funding of 12 international documentary projects from its 2010 International Call as part of the Global Perspective Project, an exchange that brings documentaries from other countries to U.S. audiences. In total, 489 submissions came from 117 countries for the 2010 round.
The projects include The Boy Mir (directed by Phil Grabsky); Champion Fabrice (directed by Olivier Meyrou); Comrade Duch (directed by Adrian Maben); Family Portrait in Black and White (directed by Julia Ivanova); Karla’s Arrival (directed by Koen Suidgeest); Khadija’s Daughters (directed by Deepa Dhanraj); Last Days of the Arctic (directed by Magnus Vidar Sigurdsson); Left by the Ship (directed by Emma Rossi Landi and Alberto Vendemmiati); Peace vs. Justice (directed by Klaartje Quirijns); Putin’s Kiss(directed by Lise Birk); Town of Runners (directed by Jerry Rothwell)and I Was Worth 50 Sheep (directed by Nima Sarvestani and Maryam Ebrahimi).
Each of the above documentary projects is slated for eventual broadcast, including primetime slots on the PBS series Independent Lens, P.O.V., and Global Voices. The programs will also be distributed on assorted commercial outlets including the Sundance Channel, the National Geographic Channel and HBO as well as online. The next deadline for the 2011 ITVS International Call is December 10, 2010. For more information on the initiative and the above doc projects, visit //www.itvs.org/funding/international.