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Independent Lens Nominated for 10 News & Doc Emmys




On the heels of the Primetime Emmy Award nomination for The Great Invisible, Independent Lens learned today that our series received 10 (count ’em, ten!) nominations for the 36th annual News & Doc Emmys, including three nominations for The Trials of Muhammad … Continue reading




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The Great Invisible Nominated for 2015 Emmy Award




We were excited to learn today that the Independent Lens film The Great Invisible, which aired on PBS in April, was just nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Exceptional Merit for Documentary Filmmaking. Kudos to director Margaret Brown and … Continue reading




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And the Winner of the 2014-2015 Independent Lens Audience Award Is…

The winner of this season’s Independent Lens Audience Award, as chosen by voting viewers, is…. Kumu Hina! Interestingly, Kumu Hina is not the first Independent Lens film to win the Audience Award that is about hula dance: Men of Hula won … Continue reading

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Time to Vote! Independent Lens 2014-2015 Audience Award

The Independent Lens 2014-2015 season may have ended, but the Audience Award is heating up. Rate and vote for your favorite films from this past season on our Audience Awards page. In order to avoid ballot box stuffing, once your vote is … Continue reading

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Brakeless Wins Peabody Award




The Independent Lens film Brakeless, which aired this season, was just given the great honor of winning a Peabody Award, which recognizes distinguished and meritorious public service by American radio and television stations, networks, online media, producing organizations, and individuals. The 74th annual Peabody … Continue reading




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And the winner of IDA Award for Best Curated Series goes to…




At Friday night’s 30th annual IDA Documentary Awards, given out every year by the International Documentary Association to recognize and honor outstanding documentary films and filmmakers, Independent Lens was given the great honor of winning the 2014 Best Curated Series … Continue reading




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Independent Lens Nabs IDA Award Nom; Evolution of a Criminal Filmmaker Wins IDA’s Emerging Documentary Filmmaker Award




Congratulations to all the outstanding films nominated for this year’s International Documentary Association Awards, and for the five documentary television series nominated for Best Curated Series, let’s all give ourselves a round of applause: Best Curated Series nominees include @AmExperiencePBS … Continue reading




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Independent Lens Wins 3 News & Documentary Emmy Awards




Cover your ears, it’s horn tooting time here! Last night at the News & Documentary Emmy Awards ceremony, Independent Lens films won three Emmy Awards, for Editing; Investigative Journalism, Long-Form; and Best Documentary. Independent Lens had been nominated for 10 News & … Continue reading




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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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