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January 24, 2017
ITVS filmmakers land three Oscar Nominations including Best Feature Documentary and Best Motion Picture.
October 12, 2012
A curated list of indie news and recommendations from ITVS’s Rebecca Huval. And you thought the logistics of your documentary were complicated. To produce The Iran Job, Till Schauder had to stuff the footage of his documentary in his underwear while traveling to duck the U.S. embargo against Iran. The movie, about American basketballers playing in Iran,…
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…
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…
January 25, 2012
Sam Cullman, co-director and cinematographer of If a Tree Falls reacts to his Oscar Nomination, which he learned about on Tuesday at Sundance. The movie takes a behind-the-scenes look at Earth Liberation Front, the radical environmental group that the FBI calls the "number one domestic terrorism threat" in America. If a Tree Falls aired on POV this past…