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  1. Several ITVS Films Honored by IDA

    November 30, 2010

     The winners of the International Documentary Association’s 2010 IDA Documentary Awards were announced this week with several ITVS films earning high praise, including: Waste Land ***Airing this season on Independent Lens The IDA Pare Lorentz Award, in homage to the pioneering filmmaker’s legacy, was awarded to Lucy Walker for Waste Land. The

  2. From Low Budget to Gold Statuette

    November 17, 2010

    Filmmaker Heather Ross recently picked up an Emmy for her film Girls on the Wall, which was a recipient of ITVS’s Open Call. Ross fills in the picture for BTB on the journey that led to the award. Six years ago, I moved to a faraway city and started shooting a documentary with the naïve idea that the rest of the pieces would fall into place. The film, Girls on the

  3. Several ITVS Films Nominated for IDA Awards

    October 29, 2010

    Nominees for the 2010 IDA Documentary Awards were announced this week, with many of the year’s most buzzed-about titles and festival favorites making the list. Several ITVS films were nominated, including a handful from Independent Lens. Winners will be announced on December 3 at the Directors Guild Theater in Los Angeles in a ceremony hosted by

  4. Emmy Winner Geoffrey Smith on The English Surgeon

    September 29, 2010

    Filmmaker Geoffrey Smith has made more than 22 films throughout his career and has collected numerous awards for his work. On Monday night, he picked up an Emmy for The English Surgeon, his film about a British neurosurgeon who confronts the dilemmas of the doctor-patient relationship on his latest mission to Ukraine. The documentary was supported

  5. Lois Vossen on Emmy Honors for the Fourth Estate

    September 28, 2010

    Independent Lens Series Producer and ITVS Vice President, Lois Vossen, was on hand Monday night in New York for the 31st Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards. Earlier today she filed this report for BTB, on an evening that bestowed plenty of laurels on public television. A warm September rain didn't dampen the News & Documentary Emmy Awards. The