Press Releases

  1. Independent Lens Nominated for IDA Documentary Award for the Prestigious Best Curated Series and Three ITVS-funded Films Receive Honors from the International Documentary Association

    October 26, 2018

    (San Francisco, CA) Wednesday, October 24, 2018 — For the eighth consecutive year, the ITVS series Independent Lens has been nominated for the IDA Documentary Award for Best Curated Series from the International Documentary Association, it was announced today. The series has won four times in the last five years. The 34th Annual IDA Documentary Awards

  2. RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked The World Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, January 21, 2019 on PBS and

    October 22, 2018

    An Electrifying Look at the Native American Influence in Popular Music Despite Attempts to Ban, Censor and Erase Indian Culture(San Francisco, CA) — A musical celebration of how Native American musicians transformed blues, jazz and rock, RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World, will premiere on Independent Lens Monday, January 21, 2019, 10:00-11:30

  3. Wildland Launches New Season of Independent Lens Monday, October 29, 2018 on PBS

    October 2, 2018

    Filmmaker/Firefighters Tell the Epic Yet Intimate Story ofOne Crew Battling Wildfires in the West(San Francisco, CA) — Filmed during two recent wildfire seasons, Wildland is a sweeping yet deeply personal account of a single wildland firefighting crew as they struggle with fear, loyalty, dreams, and demons. What emerges is a rich story of


    October 2, 2018

    (San Francisco, CA, October 2, 2018) Three documentaries funded by ITVS received News and Documentary Emmy Awards, two for Independent Lens and one for FRONTLINE, it was announced last night at the 39th Annual News & Documentary Emmy® Awards. The winning films were Abacus: Small Enough to Jail, Forever Pure and TOWER. The News & Documentary Emmy®

  5. Dawnland Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, November 5, 2018 on PBS

    September 24, 2018

    Follow the First Government-Endorsed Truth and Reconciliation Commission in the United States as Maine Investigates the Devastating  Impacts of Native American Child Removal(San Francisco, CA) — Dawnland reveals the untold story of Indigenous child removal in the United States through the first government-endorsed truth and reconciliation