Lois Vossen

Exec Producer
Independent Lens

Lois Vossen, founder and executive producer of Independent Lens, is responsible for commissioning new work, curating the series, and working closely with ITVS and Independent Lens-funded filmmakers to provide creative feedback and editorial support related to broadcast standards. Independent Lens films have received 11 News & Documentary Emmy Awards, two Primetime Emmys, 15 George Foster Peabody Awards, five Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Journalism Awards, seven Academy Award nominations, and was the winner of the 2013, 2014 and 2015 IDA Award for Best Curated Series. Previously, Vossen was Associate Managing Director of the Sundance Film Festival and Sundance Labs. She serves on the Documentary Peer Panel for the Television Academy, and has been a juror at SXSW, DOC New Zealand, Toronto International, New Orleans, and Palm Springs International film festivals, among others.

Independent Lens films include The Weather Underground, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, Young@Heart, Art & Copy, Waste Land, Revenge of the Electric Car, Hell and Back Again, The Waiting Room, The House I Live In, The Invisible War, The Trials of Muhammad Ali, God Loves Uganda, Rich Hill, The Great Invisible, The Kill Team, Peace Officer, (T)ERROR, The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, Best of Enemies, Trapped, and Newtown, among many others.

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