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June 26, 2020

And the Winner of the 2019-2020 Audience Award is… (UPDATED)

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Update (7/9): With voting now closed and a total of 13,331 votes, we are thrilled to announce the winner of the Independent Lens Audience Award: Decade of Fire Congrats to…...

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June 10, 2020

Hale County This Morning, This Evening Wins Peabody Award

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The Peabody Awards announced that the Independent Lens film Hale County This Morning, This Evening was honored with a Peabody in the Documentary category.  We extend our heartiest congratulations to…...

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September 24, 2019

Big Night: Independent Lens Wins Four 2019 News and Documentary Emmy Awards

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It was a big night for Independent Lens. We were thrilled to be honored with four News and Documentary Emmy® Awards at a ceremony held on Tuesday, September 24 in…...

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May 28, 2019

The 2018-19 Independent Lens Audience Award Goes to… (Updated)

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Update (6/11): With voting now closed, we’ve tabulated the winners, with a record number of votes for our Audience Award (topping last year's record). And the prize goes to… Out of State…...

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April 16, 2019

Independent Lens Wins Two 2018 Peabody Awards

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Independent Lens is proud to announce that two of the series' films —Dolores and The Judge — have won 2018 Peabody Awards in the Documentary category. The oldest and most prestigious award for…...

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January 22, 2019

Independent Lens Film “Hale County This Morning, This Evening” Honored with Oscar Nomination

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced the nominations for the 91st Oscars and Independent Lens was elated that Hale County This Morning, This Evening received a…...

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October 02, 2018

Independent Lens Wins Two 2018 News & Documentary Emmys: TOWER and Forever Pure

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The News & Documentary Emmy Awards were presented on Monday, October 1, 2018, in a ceremony at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City, an…...

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June 18, 2018

Make Your Voice Heard: Pick Your Favorite 2017-18 Independent Lens Film (Updated)

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It's that time of the year again: Now that Independent Lens has concluded another season, we need you to vote for the recipient of this year's Audience Award. Yes you,…...

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October 05, 2017

Independent Lens Wins Four 2017 News and Documentary Emmys

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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…...

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June 30, 2017

2016-17 Independent Lens Audience Award Poll! The Winner Is…

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It's time to vote for your own personal favorite from the just-concluded 2016-2017 season of Independent Lens. The voting period will run through 5 pm PT Friday, July 21. There were…...

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January 24, 2017

Independent Lens Film “I Am Not Your Negro” Nominated for 2017 Academy Award

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced the nominations for the 89th Oscars and Independent Lens was thrilled to learn that I Am Not Your Negro [official site] received…...

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September 22, 2016

The Homestretch Wins 2016 News and Doc Emmy Award

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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…...