Screen shot 2011-07-19 at 11.01.03 AM.pngWe are extremely proud to report that five Independent Lens films scored Emmy Award nominations this week! Mostly, we are thrilled for the amazing and creative independent filmmakers who toil to tell these stories, and who deserve all of the praise an laurels we can heap upon them. Huzzah and hooray to one and all!

And the nominees are …


Art & Copy, by Doug Pray
Nominated for Outstanding Arts and Culture Programming


A Village Called Versailles by S. Leo Chiang
Nominated for Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story – Long Form


The Virtual Mine from the film Deep Down, by Sally Rubin and Jennifer Gilomen

Nominated for New Approaches to News and Documentary Programming


The Eyes of Me, by Keith Maitland

Nominated for Outstanding Graphic Design and Art Direction

The Longoria Affair, by John J. Valadez
Nominated for Outstanding Historical Programming – Long Form