Press Releases

  1. ITVS Projects Receive Twelve News and Documentary Emmy Award Nominations

    July 26, 2018

    (San Francisco, CA, July 26, 2018) Twelve documentaries funded by ITVS received News & Documentary Emmy Award nominations, it was announced today, including eight nominations for films that premiered on Independent Lens on PBS. The nominated films include Steve James’s Abacus: Small Enough to Jail, Keith Maitland’s TOWER, Susan Gray and Bestor

  2. Three ITVS-Funded Documentaries Win Peabody Awards

    April 18, 2018

    (San Francisco, CA, April 18, 2018) — ITVS is pleased to announce that three of its funded films have won Peabody Awards in the Documentary category: Deej, Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise, and Newtown. Honoring the “most powerful, enlightening and invigorating stories in television, radio and digital media,”the 77th Annual Peabody Awards ceremony will be

  3. Six ITVS-Funded Documentaries and Three Independent Lens Films Honored with Peabody Award Nominations

    April 12, 2018

    (San Francisco, CA, April 12, 2018) — ITVS is pleased to announce that six of its funded films have been nominated for 2017 Peabody Awards in the documentary category: ABACUS: Small Enough to Jail, Deej, Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise, Motherland, Newtown, and TOWER.  In addition, The Bad Kids, which aired on the PBS series Independent Lens, which is

  4. ACORN and the Firestorm Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, May 21, 2018 on PBS

    March 28, 2018

    Community Organizing Group ACORN, the Video Sting that Sought to Bring Them Down, and the Ensuing Media Firestorm (San Francisco, CA) — For 40 years, the controversial community organizing group ACORN sought to empower marginalized communities. Its critics, though, believed ACORN exemplified everything wrong with liberal ideals, promoting

  5. No Man’s Land on Independent Lens Monday, May 7, 2018 on PBS

    March 20, 2018

    Inside the 2016 Standoff Between Protesters Occupying Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and Federal Authorities(San Francisco, CA) – With unfettered access, filmmaker David Byars gives a detailed, on-the-ground account of the 2016 standoff between protesters occupying Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and federal