Lois Vossen

Independent Lens Executive Producer

Independent Lens executive producer Lois Vossen

Lois Vossen is Founding and Executive Producer of Independent Lens, a weekly PBS series featuring 22 original documentaries each season. She is responsible for commissioning new films, programming the series, and working with filmmakers on content, editorial, and broadcast issues. Independent Lens films have received 12 Emmy Awards, including two Primetime Emmys, 16 George Foster Peabody Awards, five Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Journalism Awards, and seven Academy Award nominations. The series was thrice honored with the 2013, 2014, and 2015 International Documentary Association (IDA) Award for Best Continuing Series. Previously, Vossen was Associate Managing Director of the Sundance Film Festival and Sundance Labs. She has served on the juries at SXSW, DOC New Zealand, Toronto International Film Festival, Palm Spring International Film Festival, New Orleans Film Festival, among others.

Independent Lens films include The Weather Underground, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, Young@Heart, Art & Copy, Waste Land, Revenge of the Electric Car, Hell and Back Again, The Waiting Room, The House I Live In, The Invisible War, The Trials of Muhammad Ali, God Loves Uganda, Rich Hill, The Great Invisible, The Kill Team, Peace Officer, (T)ERROR, The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, Best of Enemies, Trapped, and Newtown, among many others.