Via ITVS.org – “Open Call has two funding rounds each year, with deadlines in February and July.
We’re looking for exceptional storytelling that’s in line with our mission: stories that take risks, tackle important issues, and are seldom seen in public media. We know how hard you’ve worked on your project, and we’ll partner with you to help you finish it, then distribute it on public television.
As part of your application, you’ll submit a work in progress video from your production. For pre-production projects, see Diversity Development Fund or Digital Open Call. On average, Open Call applicants spend 1-2 weeks completing their applications.
One to three percent of Open Call applicants receive funding. Amounts average between $150,000 and $350,000.
Open Call is not a grant. ITVS provides a co-production investment in your project.”