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Lois Vossen

Lois Vossen is the founding executive producer of Independent Lens, a multiplatform series on the PBS primetime schedule. The series broadcasts 22 original documentaries each season, produces Indie Lens Storycast digital programming, and docuseries (Have You Heard From Johannesburg, A Lion in the House, etc.). Independent Lens has received 19 Primetime and News & Documentary Emmy Awards, 18 Peabody Awards, 5 duPont-Columbia Journalism Awards, 9 Academy Award nominations, and was honored with the 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017 International Documentary Association (IDA) Best Ongoing Series Award, along with 3 additional nominations. Vossen was Associate Managing Director of the Sundance Film Festival and Sundance Labs previously, and has served on the jury of SXSW, DOC New Zealand, Toronto International Film Festival, Palm Springs International Film Festival, and New Orleans Film Festival. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). Independent Lens co-funded and co-produced documentaries include One Child Nation, Always in Season, Bedlam, I Am Not Your Negro, The Judge, TOWER, Trapped, (T)ERROR, The Invisible War, The House I Live In, Black Panthers: Vanguard of a RevolutionThe Trials of Muhammad Ali, among many others.

Lois Vossen is the founding executive producer of Independent Lens, a multiplatform series on the PBS primetime schedule. The series broadcasts 22 original documentaries each season, produces Indie Lens Storycast digital programming, and docuseries (Have You Heard From Johannesburg, A Lion in the House, etc.). Independent Lens has received 19 Primetime and News & Documentary Emmy Awards, 18 Peabody Awards, 5 duPont-Columbia Journalism Awards, 9 Academy Award nominations, and was honored with the 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017 International Documentary Association (IDA) Best Ongoing Series Award, along with 3 additional nominations. Vossen was Associate Managing Director of the Sundance Film Festival and Sundance Labs previously, and has served on the jury of SXSW, DOC New Zealand, Toronto International Film Festival, Palm Springs International Film Festival, and New Orleans Film Festival. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). Independent Lens co-funded and co-produced documentaries include One Child Nation, Always in Season, Bedlam, I Am Not Your Negro, The Judge, TOWER, Trapped, (T)ERROR, The Invisible War, The House I Live In, Black Panthers: Vanguard of a RevolutionThe Trials of Muhammad Ali, among many others.

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AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

5 Nominations 2 Emmys

Exceptional Merit In Documentary Filmmaking - 2019

Exceptional Merit In Documentary Filmmaking - 2016

Exceptional Merit In Documentary Filmmaking - 2015

  • Nominee
  • Lois Vossen, Senior Series Producer
  • The Great Invisible (Independent Lens)
  • PBS/Pivot
  • A co-production of 7 & 7 Films, LLC, Gigantic Pictures, Passion Pictures, Motto Pictures and Independent Television Service (ITVS) in association with Participant Media

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