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Since 1998, IDA's fiscal sponsorship program has been helping independent documentary projects of all types get funded, finished and seen.


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Based on the award-winning book $2 A Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America by Kathryn Edin and Luke Shaefer, the film examines a level of extreme poverty in America that most people don’t think

One out of every four women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. Approximately 4-5 women are killed each day in the U.S. from the same.

1990: 100K US AIDS deaths. Government attacks 4 artists, 3 of them queer. Now a film about 1: JOHN FLECK IS WHO YOU WANT HIM TO BE.

Our Mary Corse Artist: Light, Truth, Perception documentary film tells the story of California contemporary artist, Mary Corse, who began painting at twelve, reaching artist maturity at the age of 

A psychological docu-thriller, Paraíso Tropical investigates the mysteries and unsolved questions of a terrorist attack in Latin America–one that had profound reverberations among those the victims

Paintings by Basquiat and Gerhard Richter sell at auction for tens of millions of dollars; a multi-story inflatable ballerina by Jeff Koons dwarfs visito

The natural way of the cultural wave: we generally experience that musical and cultural trends shift from an outstanding position within public opinion to near utter rejection, refusal and ridicule

For 30 years, Shige Suganuma and Chico Kodama, two Japanese hotrodders, built Mooneyes, an iconic American speed equipment & custom accessories company, into an international brand, honoring le

Welcome to the fundraising page for our special Social Issue Theatrical Presentations.

Marian Anderson: The Whole World in Her Hands is a 90-minute documentary about a beautiful African American woman, a brilliant contralto and an international singing star in the twentieth century,

BUCK meets BEST IN SHOW. Aged 70, Barbara Woodhouse, the Julia Childs of Animal Husbandry and precursor to Temple Grandin for invention, became a global phenomenon.

The United States has a long history of misunderstanding mental health disorders and addiction.

100 Years From Mississippi is a 60 minute documentary on the life of Mamie Lang Kirkland, a 111-year old African American woman who experienced and survived racial terrorism, segregation, bigotry a

"100% Possible" is about a science-based, 50-state plan to power America with electricity generated solely by wind, water, and the sun.

The colorful saga of a faded fight palace reveals the throbbing heart and multicultural soul of Los Angeles.

“4 Million Bullets: The Untold Fight for Survival” is the living testimony of everyday men and women, from 57 countries who traveled to Palestine to defend the nascent State of Israel.

5 CENTS is a feature-length documentary that reveals the untold truth about an American and global recycling crisis through a half-century-long war.

Jiuying, a printmaker with Bi-Polar Disorder and in financial crisis, returns to her hometown to spend the holidays with her mother.

Tucked away in the Thai jungle lies a small democratic school called Children’s Village.

“He opened his door, and it changed his life.”

In the documentary "612," ordinary individuals serve as catalysts for change, highlighting the transformative power of collective spirit.

9-MAN is a story about an isolated and exceptionally athletic Chinese-American sport that's much more than a past time.

This authorized documentary feature will provide a fresh lens on the inner workings of the Nonviolence Movement of America through the untold story of Rev. James Lawson

A Bunch of British working class amateur filmmakers with nothing left to lose, tackle one of Hollywood's greatest musicals in order to save their beloved Club.

"A CHASM IN CHINATOWN" follows the struggles of a Chinese American nonprofit, the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA), as its Executive Director, Nancy Yao Maasbach, navigates the challenges of NYC

A CLASSY BROAD is the story of an eighty-seven year old woman, MARCIA NASATIR, who transcends generations, a woman with an insatiable curiosity, a woman who worked hard and still does, a woman who

Growing up in Queens in the 70s, Corey Pegues played cops and robbers like all the other kids on the block but he never expected to become both.

It is freedom summer, 1966, on the sweltering Louisiana bayou.

The World Trade Center "Miracle Cross" was discovered amidst the rubble of the 9/11 attack. It became a symbol of "faith, hope, and healing" for many.

When housing on the lowest rung of the American dream is being devoured by the wealthiest of the wealthy, whose dream are we serving?

A spiritual missionary in the form of a 10-foot tree asks us to explore human nature and the survival of our species, but in the end he must contend with his own survival and past.

"A Finished Life: The Goodbye & No Regrets Tour" is a feature-length documentary about Gregg Gour, a 48-year-old HIV positive gay man who is on the "Road Trip" of his life.

The Yazidis are a small religious group scattered across northern Iraq.

"He was a little man who made coffee and played the harmonica - and that was enough!" Bill Sackter's life didn't start out extraordinary.