Administered by the Imagen Foundation, the Imagen Awards aim to recognize and reward positive portrayals of Latinos in all forms of media, as well as to encourage and recognize the achievements of Latinos in the entertainment and communications industries. A panel of entertainment industry executives and Latino community leaders select the winners for each category. The awards will be presented on Friday, August 16 at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, CA and will be aired as a one-hour special on PBS SoCal.
Granito: How to Nail a Dictator is the story of destinies joined by Guatemala’s past, and how a documentary film from 1982, When the Mountains Tremble, becomes forensic evidence to help prove a genocide case against a military dictator:
Mariachi High presents a year in the life of top-ranked members of Zapata High School’s championship mariachi ensemble on the Rio Grande in South Texas:
Precious Knowledge documents a highly successful Mexican American Studies program at a high school in Tucson that comes under fire for teaching ethnic chauvinism and the individuals who fought back:
Tales of Masked Men explores the world of lucha libre — Mexican wrestling — and the tradition of the masked wrestler, or luchador:
Congratulations to the filmmakers on this incredible achievement!
From our blog
December 11, 2018
It is with sadness that we say goodbye to filmmaker and educator Bill Siegel. Bill first became a part of the ITVS family with his award-winning film The Weather Underground, which he co-directed with Sam Green. It tells the story of former University of Chicago students who showed their outrage at the Vietnam War and racism in America by waging a low-level…
December 3, 2018
Last week the Sundance Institute announced the showcase of independent feature films selected for the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. We are thrilled to share that four of the selections drawn from a record-breaking 14,259 submissions are ITVS co-productions. It's a milestone moment for ITVS. The 2019 festival entries mark 100 ITVS co-productions…
National Issues, Local Impact: How Indie Lens Pop-Up, Filmmakers, and PBS Stations Gather CommunitiesOctober 17, 2018
Fueling films that spark conversations, and connecting with local audiences, is at the heart of our mission to bring impactful independent documentaries to public media. Indie Lens Pop-Up is the tool in which ITVS filmmakers, PBS member stations, and other local partners connect and engage with their communities. These events translate your film’s…