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Independent Lens Wins Four 2017 News and Documentary Emmys

Last night, the 38th annual News and Documentary Emmy® Awards were held at the Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City, and Independent Lens was thrilled to learn four of our films took home the Emmy® statuette. Congratulations to the winning films: In Football We Trust, Best of Enemies, The Armor … READ MORE

The Homestretch Wins 2016 News and Doc Emmy Award

We were pleased to learn that The Homestretch took home a News and Documentary Emmy® Award for Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting, in the News & Doc Emmy Awards ceremony held at New York City’s Lincoln Center presented by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) on September 21. In addition, filmmaker Stanley Nelson, who directed … READ MORE

Independent Lens Wins Two News & Documentary Emmys

Last night, the News & Documentary Emmy® Awards ceremony was held at Geffen Hall in New York City, and we were excited to learn that two Independent Lens films came away with Emmys. Congratulations to not only the winning filmmakers and all the Independent Lens films that were nominated, but to the full group of outstanding documentaries and … READ MORE

Independent Lens Nominated for 10 News & Doc Emmys

On the heels of the Primetime Emmy Award nomination for The Great Invisible, Independent Lens learned today that our series received 10 (count ’em, ten!) nominations for the 36th annual News & Doc Emmys, including three nominations for The Trials of Muhammad Ali and two for Bully, both films garnering a nom for Best Documentary. All told, PBS nabbed an Emmy-leading 57 … READ MORE

The Great Invisible Nominated for 2015 Emmy Award

We were excited to learn today that the Independent Lens film The Great Invisible, which aired on PBS in April, was just nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Exceptional Merit for Documentary Filmmaking. Kudos to director Margaret Brown and her whole team for the honor. The Hollywood Reporter called The Great Invisible “a powerful documentary that reminds … READ MORE

Independent Lens Short Documentary Nominated for Emmy

The Independent Lens short film As I Am, which was broadcast with the documentary The House I Live In, was nominated for an Emmy Award in the category “New Approaches: Documentaries.” The short is part of the series “Memphis Poverty: What Obama Didn’t See,” by filmmaker Alan Spearman [read a Q&A with the filmmaker here.] It was chosen … READ MORE

2013 Emmy Nominations for Independent Lens

We were excited to learn that several Independent Lens films have been nominated for 2013 News and Documentary Emmy Awards by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Danfung Dennis’s Hell and Back Again — which had previously been nominated for an Oscar — was nominated for a Best Documentary Emmy. The film intimately traces a … READ MORE

Have You Heard from Johannesburg wins Primetime Emmy Award

Independent Lens Audience Award Winner Have You Heard From Johannesburg won the Emmy for Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards last night! Have You Heard From Johannesburg is an epic five-part documentary series, produced and directed by Connie Field, chronicling the unprecedented international movement of citizen activists who fought for three decades to bring … READ MORE

Have You Heard From Johannesburg Nominated for Primetime Emmy

In January of this year, we brought you the epic five-part documentary series Have You Heard From Johannesburg, by Connie Field. This morning we learned that the series has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking! We’re pretty excited and proud, as you can imagine. As you prepare for … READ MORE

Independent Lens Snags Five Emmy Nominations!

We arrived in the office this morning to fantastic news! Four Independent Lens films have been nominated for a total of five Emmy Awards! We are thrilled that these remarkable filmmakers are receiving such a well-deserved honor. Congratulations to all of you! And the nominees are … OUTSTANDING CONTINUING COVERAGE OF A NEWS STORY – … READ MORE