Lois Vossen

Independent Lens Executive Producer

Headshot of Independent Lens Executive Producer Lois Vossen.

Lois Vossen, founder and executive producer of Independent Lens, is responsible for commissioning new work, curating the series, and working closely with ITVS and Independent Lens-funded filmmakers to provide creative feedback and editorial support related to broadcast standards.

Independent Lens films have received 10 News & Documentary Emmy Awards, two Primetime Emmys, 15 George Foster Peabody Awards, five Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Journalism Awards, seven Academy Award nominations, and was the winner of the 2013 and 2014 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 jury at SXSW, DOC New Zealand, Toronto International Film Festival, and New Orleans Film Festival, among others.

Independent Lens films include The Weather Underground, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, Crips & Bloods: Made in America, Helvetica, The Order of Myths, Young@Heart, Waste Land, Hell and Back Again, The Waiting Room, Detropia, The House I Live In, The Invisible War, Let the Fire Burn, The Trials of Muhammad AliThe Kill Team, 1971, Evolution of a Criminal, Best of Enemies, In Football We TrustWelcome to Leith, and Meet the Patels, among others.