María Luisa Santos is a Costa Rican director, editor and writer. She’s interested in stories about place, memory, and personal loss. Her latest short documentary, Direcciones, won Best Short...
Covering the latest quick bites from IDA and the world of documentary.
Tue, 08/22/2023 - 08:11
Black Public Media announced a new partnership with The Redford Center for its upcoming 2023 open call for production funding. BPM will award a total of $230,000 in funding for feature-length...
Fri, 08/18/2023 - 12:18
Today, the Berkeley FILM Foundation (BFF) announces that it has awarded a total of $200,000 in its 2023 grant cycle to 20 independent filmmakers and 5 student filmmakers who live, work, or attend school in the East Bay cities of Richmond, El Cerrito, Berkeley, Albany, Emeryville, or Oakland.
Wed, 08/09/2023 - 18:01
Gita joined FilmAid as the Director after decades of producing, programming, and fundraising for documentary films. She spent many years with Kartemquin Films, a Chicago-based film collaborative that empowers documentary filmmakers who create stories that foster a more engaged and just society.
Tue, 07/25/2023 - 17:17
IDA proudly awards the IDA Supported Artist Grant to Cirta (Tunisia) – Producer Olfa Ben Achour and Director Saif Chida. With an authentic approach and creative construction, this cinematic film made us remember why we love physical exhibition spaces.
Mon, 07/24/2023 - 11:31
We are pleased to announce that on Friday, July 21, International Documentary Association (IDA) and Documentary Workers United/CWA Local 9003 ratified their first two-year contract.
Mon, 07/24/2023 - 10:23
Largely due to the ongoing efforts of disabled artists and activists, ensuring art is accessible—to both audience members and artists—has moved from the margins to a central topic in creating...
Wed, 07/19/2023 - 14:54
Member Spotlight highlighting Dani Wieczorek, a Brazilian, LA-based creative producer. Born with a disability, Dani has a journey where unimagined things were proven possible. She believes her incredible capacity to solve problems to be a special power brought to her by her disability. She has defied the odds and found ways to hack life from a young age. Nothing seems impossible to her.
Tue, 07/18/2023 - 12:27
We asked the IDA team for their favorite documentaries to watch during Disability Pride Month.
Thu, 06/15/2023 - 15:47
Member Spotlight: Agniia Galdanova and Igor Myakotin