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  1. 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

  2. Independent Lens Presents: A Social Screening of Hell and Back Again

    May 25, 2012

    The Academy Award-nominated documentary To Hell and Back Again by Danfung Dennis will stream on Tuesday, May 29 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT — following its Monday night premiere on PBS. The documentary follows then 25 year-old Sgt. Nathan Harris’s experience fighting the war in Afghanistan and recovering from a serious injury back in the U.S. In his gripping

  3. Late Night Oscar Diaries from Independent Lens

    February 27, 2012

    Independent Lens Series Producer Lois Vossen attended Sunday night’s Academy Awards in Los Angeles. She was there to support two nominated films for Best Documentary feature: Independent Lens' Hell and Back Again and the ITVS-funded If a Tree Falls (which aired on POV). The documentary Undefeated wound up taking the prize. Still, Lois had a blast and as

  4. Live Chat with Filmmaker Marshall Curry

    February 24, 2012

    POV invites you to join filmmaker Marshall Curry (If a Tree Falls, Racing Dreams) for a live chat today at 11am PT / 2pm ET.  Follow this link to participate in the live chat. Participating in the live chat will be Marshall Curry, director of Racing Dreams and the Oscar-nominated film If a Tree Falls, along with a special guest, driver Annabeth Barnes, who was

  5. Oscar Nominated Filmmakers Visit Talk of The Nation

    February 22, 2012

    Filmmakers Danfung Dennis (Hell and Back Again) and Marshall Curry (If A Tree Falls) appeared separately on NPR this week to discuss their respective films — both of which have been nominated for an Academy Award. Listen to the interviews with host Neal Conan, below:Hell and Back Again"After so many years of war, society's become numb to pictures of