Independent Lens wins 4 News & Documentary Emmys, 2017

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…...

American Denial filmmakers Llewellyn Smith, Christine Herbes-Sommers, and Kelly Thomson

October 23, 2015

Independent Lens and POV Are the Most Diverse Documentary Series on TV

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Last week, the Center for Media & Social Impact released the results of its audit on diversity in commercial and public documentary television, and ranked Independent Lens and our sister series POV at the top.…...

September 17, 2015

Independent Lens Nominated for 10 News & Doc Emmys

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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…...

June 19, 2015

POV 2015: More Great Docs to Get You Through Summer

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[caption id="attachment_7008" align="alignnone" width="600"] Out in the Night[/caption] 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…...


January 19, 2015

Moral Dilemmas in 10 War Films

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The central dilemma in Dan Krauss's Independent Lens documentary The Kill Team is grappled with by an American soldier in Afghanistan who found members of his platoon were committing immoral war crimes, and wanted…...

June 23, 2014

POV Season Premiere!

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[caption id="attachment_5776" align="alignnone" width="600"] When I Walk[/caption] While the 2013-2014 Independent Lens season has now wound down to a close (the final film of the season The New Black just had its broadcast…...

March 05, 2014

PBS Indies Shorts Launches With Independent Lens & POV Films

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PBS Indies Shorts, a new collection of short films, working in partnership with its independent strand producers POV and us here at Independent Lens/Independent Television Service (ITVS), launched today. Over…...

October 07, 2013

PBS Indie Showcase + Online Event

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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…...

July 12, 2013

2013 Emmy Nominations for Independent Lens

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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…...

December 03, 2012

POV Announces the 25 Greatest Documentaries of All Time

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[caption id="attachment_2509" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Which documentary won the most votes?[/caption] Your votes are in, the ballots have been counted, and sister series POV has announced the 25 Greatest Documentaries of…...

November 09, 2012

Election Season Extended (for Best Documentaries of All Time)

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What does it mean to be the greatest? This week our sister series, POV, launched an ambitious survey which will culminate in a master list of the greatest documentaries of…...

May 09, 2012

This Just In: Next Season, We’re Moving to Monday Nights on PBS!

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by Lois Vossen, Independent Lens Senior Series Producer & Vice President, ITVS We are pleased to report that PBS, ITVS, and POV have emerged from months of conversation to confirm…...