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The ITVS Mission

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    2017 Peabody Awards - Institutional Winner
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    2017 Academy Awards - Best Feature Documentary
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    2017 Sundance Film Festival: Best Directing, US Documentary
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    Jobs

    We’re hiring! Join us and help fuel the future of filmmaking.

    Full Time

    • Vice President of Digital Production

      Serve as key member of our senior leadership team working cross-functionally to drive digital content strategy and multi-platform business development. Please bring 8-10 years of digital media production experience.

    • Digital Producer, OVEE Management

      Join ITVS as a Digital Producer managing OVEE, our social TV platform that engages, educates, and connects communities. Bring your business development, product management and digital producer skills.

    • Director of Distribution

      Drive content distribution strategy for ITVS programming across public media and emerging digital platforms. Bring your strategic thinking and keen interest in the evolving landscape of content distribution.

    • Coordinator, Broadcast & Digital Distribution

      Join our distribution team representing our current content pipeline as well as 1400+ titles from our film library. Work cross-functionally with our production, programming, and audience development teams to ensure smooth delivery of all ITVS-funded films to public media and digital platforms.

    • Director of Engagement & Impact

      Focus on engagement strategy and oversee execution of campaigns that maximize impact of ITVS documentaries. Bring your engagement strategy, leadership, and program evaluation skills that will expand public dialogue around diverse issues presented in ITVS films.

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    IN THE PRESS

    1. The Force Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, January 22, 2018 on PBS

      November 1, 2017

      (San Francisco, CA) — At a powder keg moment in American policing, The Force presents a mesmerizing cinema vérité look deep inside the long-troubled Oakland Police Department as it struggles to confront federal demands for reform, a popular uprising following events in Ferguson, Missouri, and an explosive sex scandal.

    2. I Am Another You Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, January 29, 2018 on PBS

      October 30, 2017

      (San Francisco, CA) — When 20-something Chinese filmmaker Nanfu Wang first came to America in 2011, Florida seemed like an exotic frontier full of theme parks, prehistoric swamp creatures, and sunburned denizens. 

    3. Independent Lens Nominated for Best Curated Series by the International Documentary Association

      October 20, 2017
      (San Francisco, CA) October 16, 2017— Independent Lens has received a nomination for the 2017 Best Curated Series from the International Documentary Association (IDA), it was announced today. Independent Lens has won the award in three previous years — 2013, 2014, and 2015. The 33rd Annual IDA Documentary Awards will take place on Saturday, December 9,

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