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  1. And the 2010 duPont-Columbia University Awards go to…

    January 22, 2010

    Last night, the 2010 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards were presented. Among the winners of this prestigious broadcast journalism award was the ITVS film The Judge and the General, by Elizabeth Farnsworth and Patricio Lanfranco, which aired on P.O.V. on PBS. The Judge and the General reveals the transformation of Judge Juan Guzmán in Chile as

  2. GARBAGE DREAMS, Ellsberg Doc Make Oscar Short List

    November 23, 2009

    The Oscar buzz is in the air! The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recently announced 15 films in the Documentary Feature category that will advance in the voting process for the 82nd Academy Awards. Eighty-nine pictures had originally qualified in the category. Among those on the short list include GARBAGE DREAMS, airing on this season of

  3. ITVS Programs Nominated for Six Emmy Awards

    July 14, 2009

    The nominees for the 30th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards were announced today and ITVS programs received an impressive six nominations. Among the nominees are two Independent Lens programs––CHICAGO 10 and HARD ROAD HOME. CHICAGO 10, directed by Brett Morgen, received a nomination in the Outstanding Individual Achievement In A Craft: Graphic

  4. Filmmaker Lisa Russell Wins Boston/New England Emmy Award for BI-RACIAL HAIR

    June 9, 2009

    Filmmaker Lisa Russell was recently honored at the Boston/New England Emmy Awards for her short film BI-RACIAL HAIR, which will have an encore presentation tonight at 10:00 PM on Independent Lens with THE ORDER OF MYTHS (check local listings). Read about her experience making the film, attending the ceremony and what she thought about getting bumped by

  5. At the Peabody Awards with Vice President and Indie Lens Series Producer Lois Vossen

    May 19, 2009

    Yesterday, I attended the 2009 Peabody Awards ceremony at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. This year, PBS received six Peabody Awards and I’m proud to say that one-third of those went to Independent Lens. Taking home awards were Maria Finitzo for MAPPING STEM CELL RESEARCH: Terra Incognita, which looks at Dr. Jack Kessler, a prominent