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  1. Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry Scores a duPont Award

    December 19, 2012

    Fourteen winners of the Alfred I. duPont- Columbia Awards were announced Wednesday morning by Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, by filmmaker Alison Klayman, will premiere on Independent Lens in February 2013. The documentary is an intimate and compelling portrayal of an extraordinary artist on the cusp of

  2. Google Recognizes the Geena Davis Institute’s Commitment to Women and Girls

    December 12, 2012

    Women and Girls Lead partner, the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, has been selected by Google to receive the inaugural Global Impact Award. The Global Impact Awards support organizations using technology and innovative approaches to tackle some of the world’s toughest human challenges. The Geena Davis Institute will be one of seven

  3. ITVS Docs Hold Their Own at the 2012 IDA Awards

    December 10, 2012

    Well, it looks like some holiday cheer came early for two ITVS films! Both The Island President and Bitter Seeds won awards at the 2012 IDA Documentary Awards.The IDA Documentary Awards celebrate outstanding achievement in documentary filmmaking and on Friday night in Los Angeles, two ITVS films received special recognition at the 28th annual IDA

  4. The Academy Award Shortlist Has Been Announced and ITVS Couldn't Be Happier!

    December 5, 2012

    What a week for ITVS! First the Sundance Film Festival announced the lineup for 2013, then Time Magazine showed Invisible War some love in their “Top Movies of 2012”, the National Board of Review listed three ITVS funded films in their “Top 5 Documentaries”, and now the Academy Award shortlist is out!  Before anyone walks down any red carpets or starts

  5. 'The Island President' to Receive IDA Pare Lorentz Award

    November 20, 2012

    Originally posted on year, the esteemed Pare Lorentz Award will go to The Island President, directed by John Shenk. Each year, the International Documentary Association gives this award to a film that demonstrates concern for the appropriate use of the natural environment, justice for all and the illumination of pressing social