Board of Governors

November 05, 2014

Lois Vossen, Documentary Programming

Lois Vossen is founding and executive producer of Independent Lens on PBS, the largest showcase for independent documentary on television. She's responsible for commissioning new films, programming the series, and working with filmmakers on content. Recent documentaries she co-produced include I Am Not Your Negro, TOWER, and Newtown. Independent Lens films have received 16 Emmy Awards, 16 Peabody Awards, 5 duPont-Columbia Journalism Awards, and 7 Academy Award nominations. The series was thrice honored with the 2013, 2014, and 2015 IDA Award for Best Series and is nominated again in 2016. Previously, Vossen was Associate Managing Director at Sundance Institute. She has served on the jury at SXSW, DOC New Zealand, Toronto International Film Festival, Palm Spring International Film Festival, New Orleans Film Festival, among others.

Independent Lens films include Have You Heard From Johannesburg, The Lion in the House, The Weather Underground, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, Young@Heart, Waste Land, Hell and Back Again, The House I Live In, The Invisible War, The Trials of Muhammad Ali, God Loves Uganda, (T)ERROR, Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, Best of Enemies, Newtown, TOWER, I Am Not Your Negro, among many others.