NAVALNY Q&A with director Daniel Roher, producer Diane Becker, and Shane Boris, moderated by John Horn.

NAVALNY Q&A with director Daniel Roher, producer Diane Becker, and Shane Boris, moderated by John Horn.

Screening Series Audience in the theater
O.J.: Made in America director Ezra Edelman with John Horn

O.J.: Made in America director Ezra Edelman with John Horn


What Happened, Miss Simone? director Liz Garbus

Rich Hill director Tracy Droz Tragos and Indiewire Editor-at-Large Anne Thompson

Rich Hill director Tracy Droz Tragos and Indiewire Editor-at-Large Anne Thompson

Steve Gilula, Co-President of Fox Searchlight Pictures with He Named Me Malala director Davis Guggenheim and Indiewire Editor in Chief Dana Harris.

Steve Gilula, Co-President of Fox Searchlight Pictures with He Named Me Malala director Davis Guggenheim and Indiewire Editor in Chief Dana Harris.


Merry Clayton sings for the audience after the screening of Twenty Feet from Stardom

Author: The JT LeRoy Story director Jeff Feuerzeig with Alex Cohen

Author: The JT LeRoy Story director Jeff Feuerzeig with Alex Cohen

The Sachal Jazz Ensemble, featured in Song of Lahore, perform for the IDA Screening Series audience.

The Sachal Jazz Ensemble, featured in Song of Lahore, perform for the IDA Screening Series audience. 


Meet The Patels subjects Vasant and Champa Patel with filmmaker Geeta Patel and Indiewire's Steve Greene

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IDA remains steadfast in its commitment to supporting a thriving and equitable documentary filmmaking culture. Entering its 9th year of programming, IDA’s Screening Series will continue to advance the changes implemented in 2020 and 2021 to fulfill those goals. Read more about the changes made to our selection process.

The Audience

The IDA Documentary Screening Series is now exclusive to IDA & AMPAS members and is invitation-only to craft guild members. As a staff, we are closely following local COVID-19 public health protocols and social-distancing measures for in-person screenings. If you aren’t already a member, join the IDA family today!

The changes we have outlined are part of IDA’s many efforts to implement its core values. We cannot do this work alone, and we are grateful for our industry partners and sponsors whose financial support helps us fund important field-building initiatives.

Awards Campaign Access Initiative (ACAI)

Entering its 9th year of programming, IDA is excited to present a selection of the most acclaimed documentaries of the 2022-2023 awards season. In the interest of advancing a more equitable documentary culture, in addition to the changes made last year to our selection process, IDA has expanded the curation process to include a programmer to survey ethical standards of submissions. 

This year IDA continues those commitments through our Awards Campaign Access Initiative (ACAI), an in-kind award campaign program that will amplify the visibility of under-resourced Oscar-qualifying projects directed an/or produced by filmmakers from historically excluded communities, including but not limited to BIPOC, LGBTQ+, D/deaf, and disabled filmmakers. Eligible films are Oscar-qualifying or Oscar-qualified documentary features for the 2022-2023 awards season. International filmmakers are welcome to apply. Learn more here.

The Screening Series committee will assess the applications to select up to 10 films that will be part of the curated series at no cost to those filmmakers. The program is underwritten primarily through Screening Series event fees and supplemented with additional funds from IDA’s general operating budget. 

Please note that Screening Series - Awards Campaign Access Initiative (ACAI) has no connection to the IDA Documentary Awards. These two programs are separate and run by different departments at IDA.     

IDA Documentary Screening Series 2022 Program