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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 recorded for a given film, you will not be able to vote for it again … READ MORE

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 @PBSAmerMasters @IndependentLens @povdocs and @RealSportsHBO #IDAawards — The IDA (@IDAorg) October 29, 2014 We’re excited … READ MORE

Vote for the 2013-2014 Independent Lens Audience Award!

Now that the Independent Lens 2013-2014 season is officially concluded, voting for the Audience Award is heating up. If you haven’t already, rate and vote for your favorite films from this past season by going to our Audience Awards page. In order to avoid ballot box stuffing, once your vote is recorded for a given … READ MORE

Independent Lens Wins 3 Peabody Awards

The 73rd annual Peabody Awards — which recognizes distinguished and meritorious public service by radio and television stations, networks, producing organizations, and individuals — were just announced, and three Independent Lens films were among the winners.  The full list of winners of the prestigious awards are listed here, but the Independent Lens films honored with 2014 Peabodys are The … READ MORE

The Great Invisible Wins Grand Jury Prize at SXSW

Margaret Brown’s new documentary The Great Invisible won the Grand Jury Prize at the SXSW festival, the top honors for nonfiction film at the prestigious Austin, Texas film festival. The film, which examines the disastrous Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in-depth through the eyes of oil executives, survivors, and Gulf Coast residents, … READ MORE

Some of Our Favorite Oscar-Nominated Documentaries

As it’s Academy Award time again, where one feature documentary out of five worthy finalists is chosen as Best, it seemed fitting to take a trip down memory lane for that Oscar category in particular. In honor of the fact that there have been 86 of these ceremonies now, I’ve created a few new, slightly … READ MORE

The Best of the Best Documentaries of 2013 Lists List

It was a good year for documentaries. Maybe we say that every year, but 2013 felt particularly strong. How can anyone keep track of all the excellent non-fiction films you need to see (and check off the ones you’ve already seen)? By using this handy-dandy List of the Lists, as it were. We’ve collected many … READ MORE