Category Archives: Awards

Independent Lens Nominated for 10 News & Doc Emmys

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced this year’s nominees for the 35th annual News & Documentary Emmy® Awards, which recognize outstanding achievement in broadcast journalism and documentary filmmaking.  And Independent Lens is proud to say that 7 of our … Continue reading

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The Winner of 2013-2014 Independent Lens Audience Award Is…

The votes are in and Independent Lens viewers have spoken! Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey is the winner of the Independent Lens 2013-2014 Audience Award. Congratulations to filmmaker Ramona S. Diaz and her team. The music-filled film [official site] about Journey’s new … Continue reading

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Vote for the 2013-2014 Independent Lens Audience Award!

Now that the Independent Lens 2013-2014 season is officially concluded, voting for the Audience Award is heating up. If you haven’t already, rate and vote for your favorite films from this past season by going to our Audience Awards page. … Continue reading

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Independent Lens Wins 3 Peabody Awards

The 73rd annual Peabody Awards — which recognizes distinguished and meritorious public service by radio and television stations, networks, producing organizations, and individuals — were just announced, and three Independent Lens films were among the winners.  The full list of winners of the prestigious … Continue reading

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The Great Invisible Wins Grand Jury Prize at SXSW

Margaret Brown’s new documentary The Great Invisible won the Grand Jury Prize at the SXSW festival, the top honors for nonfiction film at the prestigious Austin, Texas film festival. The film, which examines the disastrous Deepwater Horizon oil spill in … Continue reading

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Some of Our Favorite Oscar-Nominated Documentaries

As it’s Academy Award time again, where one feature documentary out of five worthy finalists is chosen as Best, it seemed fitting to take a trip down memory lane for that Oscar category in particular. In honor of the fact … Continue reading

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The Best of the Best Documentaries of 2013 Lists List

It was a good year for documentaries. Maybe we say that every year, but 2013 felt particularly strong. How can anyone keep track of all the excellent non-fiction films you need to see (and check off the ones you’ve already … Continue reading

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At Berkeley Shares National Society of Film Critics Best Non-Fic Honor

At Berkeley, which will be broadcast on Independent Lens on January 13, was just named co-recipient of Best Non-Fiction Film of 2013 by the National Society of Film Critics (NSFC), sharing the honor with The Act of Killing. The full vote breakdown … Continue reading

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The Revisionaries Wins 2014 duPont Award

The Independent Lens film The Revisionaries, by Scott Thurman, has won the 2014 duPont Award. The duPont honors excellence in broadcast and digital journalism in the public service, and is administered by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. They are … Continue reading

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Independent Lens Wins IDA Award for Best Continuing Series

The International Documentary Association (IDA) Documentary Awards were announced today in a ceremony in Los Angeles, and we’re proud to say that Independent Lens was bestowed the honor of being named Best Continuing Series. In addition, Blood Brother, Steve Hoover’s film about … Continue reading

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