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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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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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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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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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August 15, 2016

Independent Lens Audience Award Survey!

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Vote now for your own personal favorite from the just-concluded 2015-2016 season of Independent Lens. The voting period will run through 5 pm PT Monday, August 29. There were 21…...

July 01, 2015

And the Winner of the 2014-2015 Independent Lens Audience Award Is…

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The winner of this season's Independent Lens Audience Award, as chosen by voting viewers, is.... Kumu Hina! Interestingly, Kumu Hina is not the first Independent Lens film to win the…...

June 24, 2015

Time to Vote! Independent Lens 2014-2015 Audience Award

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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…...

June 30, 2014

The Winner of 2013-2014 Independent Lens Audience Award Is…

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The votes are in and Independent Lens viewers have spoken! Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey is the winner of the Independent Lens 2013-2014 Audience Award. Congratulations to filmmaker Ramona S. Diaz and…...

June 16, 2014

Vote for the 2013-2014 Independent Lens Audience Award!

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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…...

July 01, 2013

The 2013 Audience Award Goes to…

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After a tight and active race, Independent Lens voters have spoken: The winner of the 2013 Independent Lens Audience Award is The Revisionaries. Scott Thurman's "well-made dispatch from a long…...

August 20, 2012

The 2012 Independent Lens Audience Award Goes To ….

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We had so many great films with so much excellence filling out our 10th season that our Audience Award came right down to a photo finish. Our dual winners tied…...

August 03, 2012

Which Film Will be This Season’s Audience Favorite? Vote Now

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UPDATE: Voting for the Season 10 Audience Award is now closed. Thanks for participating! Statues, laurels, trophies, medals, plaques, certificates ... there are plenty of awards to be won in…...