The George Foster Peabody Awards, administered by the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, is the oldest, and one of the most prestigious honors in electronic media. Among this year’s winners are two Independent Lens programs:
Between the Folds, by Vanessa Gould, chronicles the stories of 10 fine artists and intrepid theoretical scientists who have abandoned careers and hard-earned graduate degrees — all to forge unconventional lives as modern-day paper-folders.
The Order of Myths, by Margaret Brown , a complex story about race relations and the ever-present racial divide in America told through the pageantry at America’s oldest Mardi Gras in Mobile, Alabama. Congratulations to the filmmakers on this incredible achievement! This brings the total of Peabody awards for ITVS films to 16. The Peabody awards will be presented May 17 at a luncheon at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City with ABC’s Diane Sawyer as host.
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January 4, 2018
Seasoned documentarians turn cameras on themselves to share their transracial adoption story in The F Word.
December 6, 2017
From UK to Virginia, ITVS funded filmmakers come from all walks of life, from all parts of the world. The moment when a filmmaker’s journey across oceans and wild plains takes them to a community fighting to continue the traditions of their ancestors is where bold stories are born. How would that experience forever leave its mark on the filmmakers and how…
November 1, 2017
From New York City streets to the back roads of rural America, capturing a story sometimes involves embarking on a journey that can take you thousands of miles from home, meeting people along the way and perhaps discovering an America that most people don’t see. ITVS-funded filmmaker Bernardo Ruiz set himself to tell the story of those people who bring wine…