Bold Storytelling Reigns at the 38th Annual News and Documentary Emmy® Awards

Posted on October 9, 2017

It was an extraordinary evening for bold storytellers on Thursday, October 5th at the 38th Annual News & Documentary Emmy® Awards. Five ITVS documentaries, four for Independent Lens and one for POV, received Emmy® Awards. The winning films include: The Armor of Light (Independent Lens) for Outstanding Social Issue Documentary; Thank You for Playing (POV) for Outstanding Arts & Culture Documentary; In Football We Trust (Independent Lens) for Outstanding Business and Economic Documentary; (T)ERROR (Independent Lens) for Outstanding Investigative Documentary; and Best of Enemies (Independent Lens) for Outstanding Historical Documentary. 


Director Tony Vainuku and Producer Erika Cohn with their Emmy Award for In Football We Trust, Outstanding Business and Economic Documentary

Director David Felix Sutcliffe, Director Lyric Cabral, and Independent Lens Executive Producer Lois Vossen with their Emmy Award for (T)ERROR, Outstanding Investigative Documentary



"We're delighted that five ITVS documentaries, including four films funded through our Open Call, won Emmys this year," said Sally Jo Fifer, President and CEO of ITVS. “We congratulate our filmmakers; it’s an honor for us to fund and bring these compelling and important films to public television audiences.”



The Armor of Light Team with their Emmy Award for Outstanding Social Issue Documentary

Executive Producer Julie Goldman of Motto Pictures, Director Robert Gordon, and Independent Lens Excutive Producer Lois Vossen with their Emmy Award for Best of Enemies, Outstanding Historical Documentary

Director David Osit and Director Malika Zouhali-Worrall with their Emmy Award for Thank You For Playing, Outstanding Arts & Culture Documentary


Congratulations to all the incredible nominated filmmakers including:  

Wilhemina's War Filmmaker: June Cross

Autism in Love  Filmmaker: Matt Fuller

No Más Bebés  Filmmakers: Renee Tajima-Peña and Virginia Espino 

Meet the Patels  Filmmakers: Geeta Patel and Ravi Patel

Dogtown Redemption  Filmmaker: Amir Soltani

Welcome to Leith  Filmmakers: Michael Beach Nichols & Christopher K. Walker      



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