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  1. 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

  2. ITVS Puts the ‘Independent’ in the Independent Spirit Awards

    February 24, 2012

    The Interrupters, Where Soldiers Come From, We Were Here, and Hell and Back Again were among the documentaries nominated for this year's Independent Spirit Awards.With the Academy Awards right around the corner, it is important to remember that the Independent Spirit Awards are also this weekend. ITVS has four films nominated, The Interrupters and We

  3. Guess the Oscars with ITVS

    February 23, 2012

    It’s Academy Awards time again and this year ITVS has not one, but two horses in the Oscar race! Among the films selected for best documentary were two ITVS programs: Hell and Back Again by Danfung Dennis and If a Tree Falls by filmmakers Marshall Curry and Sam Cullman (broadcast last September on POV). Hell and Back Again airs on May 24, 2012 at 10 pm and on

  4. 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

  5. ITVS Films Clean Up at Sundance

    January 29, 2012

    All six ITVS films in competition at Sundance picked up awards on Saturday, marking an unprecedented accomplishment for the organization and the filmmakers.WINNER OF THE GRAND JURY PRIZE IN U.S. DOCUMENTARY COMPETITIONThe House I Live In by Eugene Jarecki The film weaves together director Eugene Director's personal narrative with America's war on