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The Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film is a $200,000 cash award presented annually to an independent film project for post production and finishing costs, including outreach and marketing, associated with an original, feature length U.S. historical documentary.  

The Better Angels Society will also award a $50,000 cash prize to the runner-up and $25,000 to 3-4 finalists. 

Films must reflect the highest standards of historical research, balance, accuracy, and dramatic storytelling.  

Prize winners will be recognized by Ken Burns and the Librarian of Congress at an Awards Ceremony Dinner on September 30, 2020 at the Library of Congress in Washington DC.  


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