Category Archives: Festivals

Indie Lens Goes South by Southwest

By Elisabeth Copper, Independent Lens social media manager Independent Lens is packing up and heading down to Austin for what’s going to be our busiest SxSW yet. I know, I know, I say that every year. But take a look … Continue reading

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#SHEDOCS: Online Film Festival Marches into March

March marches in with the second annual #SheDocs, an online film festival showcasing 12 documentaries highlighting extraordinary women and their accomplishments in celebration of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month. The fest is presented by ITVS’s Women and Girls Lead … Continue reading

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Gotham Awards: Independent Lens Films Nominated for Best Doc and for Audience Award

Three Independent Lens films, Don’t Stop Believin': Everyman’s Journey, Blood Brother (which will air on PBS in January), and The New Black (airing next June), are all up for IFP Gotham Audience Awards, which “celebrates audience award winners from across the … Continue reading

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Ten Things We Have Learned from #SheDocs for Women’s History Month

It’s hard to believe that Women’s History Month is already half over! With only 12 days left to go, we’d like to share a few facts we learned this March during the #SheDocs Online Film Festival from Women and Girls … Continue reading

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PBS Correspondent Goes Rogue at SXSW … Hilarity Ensues

On Sunday, another South by Southwest (SXSW) will close its doors on the thousands of festival-goers, wrapping up nine full days of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. With such a wide and varied audience, how can those of … Continue reading

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#SheDocs to the Rescue! Finally, a Film Festival Places Women at the Forefront

Sad fact: Only 11 percent of films have female protagonists. Not #SheDocs. Running March 1 to 31, #SheDocs online film festival boasts 100 percent female leads. Independent filmmakers in the festival spotlight women who are working to transform their lives, their … Continue reading

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Announcing the 2013 PBS Online Film Festival!

It’s back! The PBS Online Film Festival returns for its second year, today! The 25 films in the festival, including shorts from Independent Lens and POV, will be available for viewing — and voting — between March 4 to 22. The same goofball … Continue reading

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We’re Having Fun Behind the Scenes at Sundance

Can’t make it to Sundance Film Festival this year? Neither could some of us at the office, and at least a few other people in the world. But tens of thousands of others have descended on the festival, and our … Continue reading

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Moscow: A Nightmare of Inaccessibility for the Disabled

Lives Worth Living filmmakers Eric Neudel and Alison Gilkey recently returned from presenting their film in Moscow at Breaking Down Barriers, an international disability film festival. The festival is a celebration of diversity, showcasing films from across the globe that … Continue reading

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Video Extras and Updates About the Ponces of Circo

If you’ve seen Circo, you might be wondering whatever happened to Tino and his wife, Ivonne after she left, and of course the children, the extended family, and the circus itself. We certainly wanted to know what had happened to … Continue reading

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