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  1. Waste Land Nominated for Academy Award

    January 25, 2011

     The nominations for the 83rd annual Academy Awards were announced Tuesday morning from the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Los Angeles. Among the nominees for best documentary feature was Lucy Walker's Waste Land, which premiers this April on Independent Lens.The other films nominated for best documentary feature include: Exit through the Gift Shop,

  2. PUMA.Creative Impact Award, Launched at Sundance

    January 21, 2011

     Today PUMA.Creative and Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation announced the launch of the PUMA.Creative Impact Award, a major new annual award to honour the documentary film creating the most significant impact in the world. This 50,000 Euro award acknowledges the film's makers and will help the continuation of the film's campaign work.The PUMA.Creative

  3. Half-Dozen ITVS Films Selected by American Library Association

    January 13, 2011

    The American Library Association (ALA) has published its 2011 list of Notable Videos for Adults, a list of 15 outstanding programs released on video within the past two years and suitable for all libraries serving adults. Six ITVS films are among the documentaries selected: • Blacking Up: Hip-Hop’s Remix of Race and Identity • Garbage Dreams • Herb

  4. Last Train Home Picks Up Speed in December

    December 27, 2010

     The ITVS-funded Last Train home has been earning plenty of recognition this past month. The film earned top prize in the documentary category at the LA Film Critics Association and was selected in a cultural film exchange effort by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities and the Sundance Institute in New York. Read more about the program

  5. Doc Notes from Amsterdam

    December 10, 2010

    Last month, ITVS Vice President of Programming Claire Aguilar attended the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA). Claire offered a roundup of this year’s festival to BTB, which included a big win for Lucy Walker’s Waste Land (airing this season on Independent Lens), which picked up the Public Broadcaster IDFA Audience Award.