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POV 2015: More Great Docs to Get You Through Summer

Our friends at POV are ready to grab the baton for thought-provoking docs airing Mondays on PBS, with a new slate of films about extraordinarily strong and determined individuals. The 28th season of POV begins this coming Monday, June 22, 2015 at 10 p.m. (check local listings) on PBS and continues through the fall. (Independent Lens will then be … READ MORE

Independent Lens Announces New Fall Slate

Independent Lens officially announces our new slate of films scheduled to air in the fall 2014 on PBS. The series will take viewers around the globe to explore fascinating human stories in documentaries from the U.S., Norway, Japan, Bhutan, and India. Hope you’ll travel with us.

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POV Season Premiere!

As the Independent Lens season has come to a close, POV is just heating up, with a terrific slate of oustanding independent documentaries. Read our preview of the season premiering this week on PBS with the acclaimed and moving When I Walk.

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Gotham Awards: Independent Lens Films Nominated for Best Doc and for Audience Award

Three Independent Lens films, Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey, Blood Brother (which will air on PBS in January), and The New Black (airing next June), are all up for IFP Gotham Audience Awards, which “celebrates audience award winners from across the Top 50 US and Canadian film festivals.” Voting is open now and you can vote … READ MORE

PBS Indie Showcase + Online Event

The idea behind PBS’s Indie Showcase is to spotlight the work of independent filmmakers, offering viewers year-round access to the diversity of voices and unique perspectives these films provide. Debuting this fall with last week’s premiere of Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey, the program pairs up new documentaries on Independent Lens with those on our sister … READ MORE

Independent Lens Submissions

Independent Lens is currently seeking submissions of films in advanced rough cut or fine cut stage or completed films to broadcast during the October 2014 – June 2015 season. To learn more about eligibility, what we’re looking for, and to complete our online submission form go to www.ilsubmissions.org. Any questions? Feel free to drop a line to ILsubmissions@itvs.org.

Which Film Will Be This Season’s Audience Favorite? It’s Up to You!

Statues, laurels, trophies, medals, plaques, certificates … there are plenty of awards to be won in the film business, but there is only ONE Independent Lens Audience Award, honoring our fans’ favorite film of the season. Like audience awards at the great film festivals, filmmakers especially treasure our audience award because it is an expression … READ MORE

Wonder Women! Inspires Wonder City Game

Originally posted on Beyond the Box. Wonder City has been developed as companion game to the PBS documentary feature, Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines. While the film encourages young audiences to explore pop cultural history as a means of thinking critically, the Wonder City game aims to change how we visualize power and gender. We … READ MORE