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  1. The Academy Award Shortlist Has Been Announced and ITVS Couldn't Be Happier!

    December 5, 2012

    What a week for ITVS! First the Sundance Film Festival announced the lineup for 2013, then Time Magazine showed Invisible War some love in their “Top Movies of 2012”, the National Board of Review listed three ITVS funded films in their “Top 5 Documentaries”, and now the Academy Award shortlist is out!  Before anyone walks down any red carpets or starts

  2. 'The Island President' to Receive IDA Pare Lorentz Award

    November 20, 2012

    Originally posted on Documentary.org.This year, the esteemed Pare Lorentz Award will go to The Island President, directed by John Shenk. Each year, the International Documentary Association gives this award to a film that demonstrates concern for the appropriate use of the natural environment, justice for all and the illumination of pressing social

  3. ITVS Filmmakers Awarded MacArthur Genius Grants

    October 2, 2012

    The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation gave 23 awards this year. The two awards for filmmakers went to ITVS documentarians. Two ITVS filmmakers, Natalia Almada and Laura Poitras, have been awarded MacArthur “genius” grants, which include a no-strings-attached, five-year award of $500,000 and an enormous pat on the back from America’s

  4. Three ITVS Programs Receive News and Doc Emmy Awards

    October 2, 2012

    Last Train Home, Where Soldiers Come From, and The Woodmans were among the ITVS programs to receive News and Doc Emmys on Monday.Congratulations to all the filmmakers! Independent LensThe Woodmans by filmmaker C. Scott WillisOutstanding Arts & Culture Programming ITVS Last Train Home by filmmaker Lixin FanBest DocumentaryOutstanding

  5. Independent Lens's Have You Heard From Johannesburg Wins Primetime Emmy

    September 16, 2012

    The acclaimed Independent Lens documentary Have You Heard From Johannesburg has been awarded the Emmy for Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards.Have You Heard From Johannesburg is an epic five-part documentary series, produced and directed by Connie Field, chronicling the unprecedented international