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Mon, 12/04/2023 - 13:05

Los Angeles, CA  ––  International Documentary Association (IDA) has announced that Dominic Asmall Willsdon has been appointed as the organization’s new Executive Director, effective January 8, 2024...

Wed, 02/01/2023 - 18:51

International Documentary Association (IDA) announced the recipients of the 2022 Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund.

Three projects were selected out of 19 applicants to receive a total of $75,000 in...

Wed, 02/01/2023 - 18:46

Headshots of Chris Albert and Orwa Nyrabia with IDA logo on black background

Los Angeles, CA (February 1, 2023) –– International Documentary Association (IDA) announced that Orwa Nyrabia, Syrian filmmaker, activist, and Artistic Director of IDFA (International Documentary...

Thu, 11/10/2022 - 16:37
Los Angeles, CA – The International Documentary Association (IDA) announced the nominations in 18 categories for the 38th annual IDA Documentary Awards, which will be held on December 10, 2022, at the Paramount Theater on the Paramount Studios Lot in Los Angeles.
Wed, 08/10/2022 - 19:13

Los Angeles, CA (Tuesday, August 9, 2022) – The International Documentary Association (IDA) announced today that the Getting Real ‘22, its biennial convening for documentary practitioners, will be...

Wed, 06/01/2022 - 09:55
The International Documentary Association (IDA) announced the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors.
Thu, 03/24/2022 - 00:00
IDA announces two new senior staff members, Abby Sun and Keisha Knight, who will serve as Director of Artist Programs and Director of IDA Funds and Enterprise Program as well as Louise Rosen, a senior consultant to the organization.
Fri, 03/04/2022 - 12:42
FLEE wins Best Feature, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson wins Best Director for Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised), and A Broken House wins Best Short.
Tue, 12/14/2021 - 00:00
IDA announced the four emerging writers who will participate in the Documentary Magazine Editorial Fellowship Program. These fellows will participate in IDA’s editorial planning process, receive a quarterly stipend to write articles for the publication, partake in mentorship sessions, and attend the Getting Real Documentary Film Conference in September 2022.
Mon, 11/22/2021 - 00:00
IDA has announced grants, totaling $75,000, to three vérité short documentaries from Bhutan, Colombia and the United States through its IDA+XRM Media Incubator. The Incubator supports short vérité documentary films from around the globe, with an emphasis on emerging filmmakers and new perspectives.