2011 Independent Lens Audience Award Winner!

Your votes have been counted! Find out who won the Independent Lens Audience Award.

At film festivals, the award that often matters most to filmmakers and their subjects alike is the Audience Award. They know they’ve struck a chord when the audience applauds their efforts.

The race for the most coveted award of the year for Independent Lens came down to the last 30 minutes of voting. Our top three highest-rated films with the largest number of votes pulled in nearly 5,000 votes between them. It was like the documentary version of American Idol.

Find out the winner of the Independent Lens Audience Award after the jump >>
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ITVS in the News

A sampling of coverage from The Huffington Post, Hyphen, Indian Country Today and more…

The Huffington PostTwo Spirits: Overlapping Identities for First Nations People
The story of Fred Martinez’s life and death is a compelling story for so many reasons. Particularly the fact that the movie was the first time I have seen the story of Two Spirit people highlighted, front and center. I am grateful to the filmmakers and participants who brought Fred’s story forward.
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