The International Documentary Association (IDA) nominations for the 2013 IDA Documentary Awards have landed. The IDA will honor Oscar and Emmy-winner Alex Gibney with its Career Achievement Award; he has two films in the feature Oscar hunt this year, "We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks" and "The Armstrong Lie." Geralyn Dreyfous, producer and Impact Partners Film Fund co-founder, will receive the IDA Amicus Award, and filmmaker Laura Poitras will receive IDA’s Courage Under Fire Award, in recognition of “conspicuous bravery in the pursuit of truth.”
Five films nominated in IDA’s Feature category continue to lead the documentary field heading into a competitive Oscar season:
Winners in the Best Feature and Best Short categories are selected by IDA’s international membership. Screening committees of industry professionals based in New York City, Washington, DC, the San Francisco Bay Area and LA determine other award categories. “With over 400 submissions from around the world, this year’s Awards represent a thriving global documentary community,” said IDA Executive Director Michael Lumpkin. “Collectively these incredible stories expand our understanding of our shared human experience and foster an informed, compassionate and connected world.”
The IDA also named the Jacqueline Donnet Emerging Artist and Pare Lorentz awards as well as its Creative Recognition Awards (below). The 29th edition of the influential awards for nonfiction filmmaking will take place on Friday, December 6th at the DGA Theater in Los Angeles.
The full awards list is below.