A través de su Fondo para el Desarrollo de Medios Internacionales, ITVS Internacional promueve el Llamado Internacional anual para documentales provenientes de países fuera de los EE.UU., mediante el cual los cineastas independientes pueden solicitar apoyo económico para completar documentales en producción.

ITVS Internacional busca programas que presenten personas, culturas y puntos de vista rara vez vistos en la televisión estadounidense. Se considerarán documentales individuales que traten de plasmar temas internacionales de índole social, económica, cultural o de derechos humanos.

La fecha límite para presentar solicitudes es el 9 de febrero 2007.

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The Independent Television Service (ITVS) brings to local, national and international audiences high-quality, content-rich programs created by a diverse body of independent producers. ITVS programs take creative risks, explore complex issues, and express points of view seldom seen on commercial or public television. ITVS programming reflects voices and visions of underrepresented communities and addresses the needs of underserved audiences, particularly minorities and children.

Vision Statement
ITVS seeks to expand cultural and global awareness, advance civic participation, and creatively engage audiences as it brings new and diverse voices into the public discourse through programming. ITVS forges alliances and explores new opportunities through emerging technologies that will cultivate new audiences for independent media.

Statement of Values
In an era that encompasses both the explosion of commercial information enterprises and a consolidation of media empires, the role of public sector media becomes critical to a free, open, and informed society. ITVS holds the following values as essential to carrying out the organization’s work:

Freedom of expression is a human right.
A free press and public access to information are foundations of democracy.
An open society allows unpopular and minority views to be publicly aired.
A civilized society seeks economic and social justice.
A just society seeks participation from those without power, prominence, or wealth.
A free nation allows all citizens forums in which they can tell their own stories and express their own opinions.