Lois Vossen is the Founding and Executive Producer of Independent Lens, a weekly PBS cross-platform broadcast and digital series. The series broadcasts 22 original feature documentaries and 7 encores each season on PBS, and Indie Lens Storycast features short digital docuseries that stream at PBS Digital Studios. Vossen is responsible for commissioning new films, programming the series, working with filmmakers on content, editorial, and broadcast issues, and the integration of programming for new digital audiences on non-broadcast outlets. Independent Lens has received 19 Emmy Awards, 17 George Foster Peabody Awards, 5 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Journalism Awards, and 9 Academy Award nominations. The series was honored with the 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2017 International Documentary Association (IDA) Best Series Award.
Previously, Vossen was the Associate Managing Director at the Sundance Institute and managed the Sundance Summer Labs. She has served on the jury at SXSW, DOC New Zealand, Toronto International Film Festival, Palm Springs International Film Festival, New Orleans Film Festival, among others. She serves on the Television Academy Board of Governors and is a member of the documentary branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS).
Independent Lens co-funded and co-produced three films in the 2019 Sundance U.S. Documentary Competition: Always in Season, Bedlam and One Child Nation. Past Independent Lens co-produced films include I Am Not Your Negro, The King, Black Memorabilia, TOWER, Newtown, Trapped, Best of Enemies, (T)ERROR, The Trials of Muhammad Ali, The Black Panthers, The Invisible War, among many others.