Lois Vossen

Lois Vossen is the Founding and Executive Producer of Independent Lens, a weekly PBS XPlatform broadcast and digital series. The broadcast series features 22 original documentaries and 7 encore broadcasts each season and the digital only Indie Lens Storycast series features 7-8 short digital docuseries. Vossen is responsible for commissioning new films, programming the series, working with filmmakers on content, editorial, and broadcast issues, overseeing Indie Lens Storycast integration, and coproducing Independent Lens Journalism shorts. Independent Lens has received 17 Emmy Awards, 17 George Foster Peabody Awards, 5 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Journalism Awards, 8 Academy Award nominations, and was honored with the 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017 International Documentary Association (IDA) Best Series Award. Previously, Vossen was Associate Managing Director of the Sundance Film Festival and Sundance 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 and is a member of the Television Academy Board of Governors representing the documentary branch. Independent Lens funded films include I Am Not Your Negro, TOWER, Trapped, Best of Enemies, (T)ERROR, The Trials of Muhammad Ali, The Black Panthers, The Invisible War, The King, among others.