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Awards Watch: IDA Documentary Award Nominees

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood October 27, 2010 at 5:24AM

The International Documentary Association nominees for distinguished feature and short are below. The winners will be named at the IDA Documentary Awards on December 3.
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The International Documentary Association nominees for distinguished feature and short are below. The winners will be named at the IDA Documentary Awards on December 3.

Super Size Me director Morgan Spurlock will host the event, which will present Jeff Malmberg, director of Marwencol, with the IDA/Jacqueline Donnet Emerging Documentary Filmmaker Award; Susan and Alan Raymond with the IDA’s Pioneer Award, for their PBS series An American Family; and filmmaker and film professor Mark J. Harris with the Preservation and Scholarship Award. IDA’s previously announced Career Achievement honoree, Barbara Kopple, will also be recognized at the ceremony.

The nominees are after the jump. More information is here.

IDA members will view and vote for Distinguished Feature and Short Documentary via a secure online system. The five nominees for Distinguished Feature are:

Exit Through the Gift Shop [pictured], directed by Banksy
The Oath, Laura Poitras
Steam of Life, Mika Hotakainen
Sweetgrass, Ilisa Barbash and Lucien Castaing-Taylor
Wasteland, Lucy Walker

The five nominees for Distinguished Short are:

The Fence, Rory Kennedy
Keep Dancing, Greg Vander Veer
The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner, Daniel Junge
The Last Truck: The Closing of A GM Plant, Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert
Woman Rebel, Kiran Deol

This article is related to: Awards, Directors, Genres, Independents, Documentaries


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.