Carrie Lozano

Carrie Lozano is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, journalist and media executive. She is currently president and CEO of ITVS, public media’s leading incubator and co-producer of independent film, and presenter of the series “Independent Lens.”

Prior to ITVS, she was director of the Sundance Institute’s Documentary Film and Artist Programs, which serves hundreds of filmmakers each year with funding, labs, fellowships and intensive artist support. She previously launched and directed the International Documentary Association’s Enterprise Documentary Fund, where she supported filmmakers with funds and professional development on projects at the intersection of documentary and journalism, including “Welcome To Chechnya,” “A Thousand Cuts,” “Through the Night,” “Always In Season” and “One Child Nation.”

Lozano was also a documentary executive at Al Jazeera America and a senior producer of the network’s investigative series “Fault Lines,” where her team garnered numerous honors including an Emmy, a Peabody and several Headliner Awards.

Among other work, Lozano led BAVC Media’s MediaMaker Fellowship and was a lecturer in the Documentary Program at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. She produced the Academy Award-nominated documentary “The Weather Underground,” the live-cinema piece “Utopia In Four Movements” and produced, directed and edited the Teddy Award nominee “Reporter Zero.” Her most recent film, the 2016 documentary “The Ballad of Fred Hersch,” is a portrait of one of today’s foremost jazz pianists. In addition to serving on ProPublica’s board of directors, Lozano serves on the advisory boards of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and PBS Frontline, and she is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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