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    2019 Sundance Film Festival for U.S, Special Jury Award for Moral Urgency
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    2019 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature
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    2019 Sundance Film Festival for U.S. Grand Jury Prize Documentary
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    2019 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature
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    2019 Sundance Film Festival for World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for No Borders
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    2019 Tribeca Film Festival for Best Cinematography - Documentary
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    1. Independent Lens Receives Eight News and Documentary Emmy Award Nominations Including Best Documentary

      August 6, 2020
      (San Francisco, CA) Thursday, August 6, 2020 — ITVS announced today that six Independent Lens films earned a total of eight News and Documentary Emmy® Award nominations, including Best Documentary. Nominated projects include Charm City, The Interpreters, The King, Made in Boise, RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World and Wrestle which premiered on
    2. Independent Lens Kicks Off New Season of Award-Winning Documentaries on PBS

      July 30, 2020
      (San Francisco, CA) July 30, 2020 — ITVS, the leading documentary co-producer and distributor for public media, today announced the fall lineup of new documentaries that will kick off the upcoming season of Independent Lens, the documentary anthology series on PBS.The new season premieres in October, opening with Arthur Jones’ Sundance hit Feels Good
    3. ITVS Documentaries Honored With Three Peabody Awards

      June 10, 2020
      (San Francisco, CA, June 10, 2020) — ITVS announced today that three of its films have been honored by the prestigious Peabody Board of Jurors with awards in the Documentary category. Titles awarded Peabody Awards include Hale County This Morning, This Evening, Midnight Traveler and The Silence of Others.As the leading documentary co-producer and

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