Two representatives from the San Francisco based ITVS (Independent Television Service), Cynthia Kane and Lois Vossen, attended the East European Forum. They made a very good impression expressing enthusiasm in their going for the creative and artistic documentary. They were at the right place!
In a morning session clips were shown from two films that they had supported, both of them on their way to international success:
“Cash and Marry” by Atanas Georgiev, produced by Nukleus, Sinisha Juricic, Croatia. And “The Caviar Connection”, produced and directed by Jovana and Dragan Nikolic, Serbia. The latter will be premiered at IDFA this year.
Here are some words from the site of ITVS:
Welcome to television’s independent voice. Innovative. Provocative. Real. ITVS funds, presents and promotes award-winning documentaries and dramas on public television and cable, innovative new media projects on the Web and the Emmy Award-winning weekly series Independent Lens Tuesday nights at 10:00 PM on PBS… 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.
Still: The Caviar Connection.