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Become an IDA Member

Whether you’re a filmmaker, work in the industry, or just love documentaries, the IDA has a membership that fits your needs, interests and budget. And you can feel good knowing that your annual dues help us build and serve the needs of a thriving documentary culture.

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Group Membership

IDA also offers organizational, corporate, and university memberships that include custom packages of

  • Individual-level memberships for staff and students
  • Print and digital advertising discounts 
  • Invitations to IDA Member Mingles 
  • Recognition in IDA annual report and Documentary magazine
  • Invitations to exclusive industry screenings and events 
  • Tickets to the IDA Documentary Awards
  • Recognition on
  • Waivers for students to submit to the David L. Wolper Award category at the IDA Documentary Awards

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Donate to IDA

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the IDA depends on the charitable investment of its members and friends. Your tax-deductible gift—of any amount—helps us provide the resources, community, and advocacy documentary filmmakers depend on.


The IDA reaches the documentary filmmaking community—including filmmakers, industry executives, and documentary film lovers. Across multiple platforms, the IDA delivers integrated marketing campaigns, offering creative and flexible advertising programs to suit various budget levels.

Event Sponsorship

Supporting the IDA through program and event sponsorship not only gets your brand in front of the documentary filmmaking community—but it also reflects a strong commitment to sustaining the vitality of documentary film and the filmmakers.


IDA depends on the generous contribution of time and knowledge of its volunteers to make our programs and events happen. Volunteering is a great way to support IDA, meet like-minded professionals in the filmmaking industry, and gain access to IDA’s informative and sought-after programs and events.

Our Supporters

The IDA Family’s generosity over the past twelve months has helped us build and serve the needs of a thriving documentary culture. Without this support, we’d be unable to provide the resources, advocacy, and community that all documentarians need to succeed in their field.