IDA Documentary Awards 2009

Ira Glass to Host 2009 IDA Documentary Awards

Ira Glass to Host 2009 IDA Documentary Awards IDA welcomes back Ira Glass, himself an IDA Award recipient, as host of the 2009 Awards. Glass is host and producer of This American Life, heard on more than 500 public radio stations each week by over 1.8 million listeners. This American Life has won the highest honors for broadcasting and journalistic excellence, including several Peabody and DuPont-Columbia awards. In March 2007, the television adaptation of This American Life premiered on Showtime to great acclaim winning IDA's Distinguished Continuing Series Award in 2008 as well as several Emmy awards in 2008 and 2009.

Join Ira and IDA as we honor the best documentaries of the year!

Errol Morris to Receive Career Achievement Award

Errol Morris! The IDA will award its prestigious 2009 Career Achievement Award to legendary and innovative filmmaker Errol Morris. Given to a filmmaker who has made a major impact on the documentary genre through a long and distinguished body of work, the IDA Career Achievement Award has previously been awarded to Sheila Nevins, Michael Apted, Ken Burns, Albert Maysles, Haskell Wexler, Michael Moore, and last year’s recipient, Werner Herzog. Part detective, part philosopher, part poet, part iconoclast, Errol Morris is one of the most important and influential non-fiction filmmakers of his generation. His movies have achieved great critical success, and he has received a Guggenheim fellowship and a MacArthur Foundation "genius" grant. His artistic journey has resulted in such landmark works as The Thin Blue Line, Standard Operating Procedure and Academy Award Winner The Fog of War.

IDA to Honor Nicolas Noxon with 2009 Pioneer Award

IDA to Honor Nicolas Noxon with 2009 Pioneer Award On December 4th, IDA will honor producer, director and writer Nicolas Noxon with the 2009 IDA Pioneer Award. Presented to individuals who have not only made extraordinary contributions to advancing the non-fiction form, the IDA Pioneer Award also recognized those who have also generously donated their time, vision and leadership to the community. Noxon has produced documentaries, television specials, and series in association with ABC, David Wolper, Columbia Pictures Television, MGM, Time-Life and National Geographic Television. His productions have won virtually every award in television including 58 Emmys, four George Foster Peabody awards, and two Dupont Columbia awards. Noxon is probably best known for Executive Producing the National Geographic Specials. In true pioneering spirit, he wrote and produced the first three programs of that long-running series when it premiered on CBS. During his prestigious career, he dramatically influenced the evolution of natural history and cultural programming, while at the same time helping audiences everywhere better appreciate and understand the world we live in.

Independent Film Advocate Michael Donaldson to Receive IDA's Amicus Award

Independent Film Advocate Michael Donaldson to Receive IDA's Amicus AwardFor only the third time in the 25-year history of the Awards, the IDA will present its Amicus Award to attorney and independent film advocate Michael Donaldson. Previously presented to John Hendricks and Steven Spielberg, the IDA Amicus Award acknowledges the friends of the documentary who have contributed significantly to our industry. An entertainment attorney who has been fighting for independent filmmakers for over thirty years, Michael Donaldson has represented writers, producers and directors as the go-to-attorney for fair use and other clearance-related issues. He is also the author of several books; one of which, "Clearance and Copyright" is used in over 50 films schools and is the standard reference book for the industry.

Natalia Almada to Receive Jacqueline Donnet Award

Natalia AlmadaIDA announces the 2009 Jacqueline Donnet Emerging Documentary Filmmaker Award to honor Natalia Almada. Born in Mexico, Almada's directing credits include ALL WATER HAS A PERFECT MEMORY, an internationally recognized experimental short, AL OTRO LADO, an award-winning feature documentary about immigration and drug trafficking, and EL GENERAL, her latest feature, which won the U. S. Directing Award: Documentary at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

Current Media's Laura Ling and Euna Lee to Present Special Tribute at IDA Documentary Awards

The 2009 IDA Documentary Awards will recognize filmmakers and film journalists who displayed conspicuous bravery in the pursuit of truth -- and put Freedom of Speech above all else, including their own personal safety, in a special “Courage Under Fire” tribute to be presented by Current Media journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee.

In March of this year Ling and Lee were reporting on the trafficking of North Korean women who are fleeing poverty and repression only to end up being exploited across the border in neighboring China. Ling and Lee were apprehended by North Korean soldiers while filming along the Tumen River, which separates China and North Korea. They were sentenced to 12 years in a North Korean labor prison for illegal entry and unspecified hostile acts. After 140 days in captivity, Ling and Lee were eventually pardoned, and they returned to the United States following an unannounced visit to North Korea by former US President Bill Clinton on August 4, 2009.


2009 International Documentary Association Awards

Host

Ira Glass

Honors

CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Errol Morris

PIONEER AWARD

Nicolas Noxon

AMICUS AWARD

Michael C. Donaldson

JACQUELINE DONNET EMERGING FILMMAKER AWARD

Natalia Almada

IDA HUMANITS AWARD

Garbage Dreams

Feature Documentary

Anvil! The Story of Anvil -- WINNER
Director: Sacha Gervasi
Producer: Rebecca Yeldham
Little Dean's Yard; Ahimsa Films; Abramorama; VH1

Afghan Star
Director/Producer: Havana Marking
Executive Producers: Mike Lerner, Martin Herring, Saad Mohseni, Jahid Mohseni
Kaboora Productions: Roast Beef Productions; Red Start Media; Zeitgeist Films in association with HBO Documentary Films

Diary of a Times Square Thief
Director/Writer: Klaas Bense
Producers: Janneke Doolard, Hans de Weers, Reinout Oerlemans
Executive Producer: Janneke Doolaard
Eyeworks Film & TV Drama

Food, Inc.
Director/Producer: Robert Kenner
Producer: Elise Pearlstein
Co-Producers: Eric Schlosser, Richard Pearce, Melissa Robledo
Executive Producers: William Pohlad, Robin Schorr, Jeff Skoll, Diane Weyermann
River Road Entertainment; Participant Media; Magnolia Pictures

Mugabe and the White African
Directors: Lucy Bailey, Andrew Thompson
Producers: David Pearson, Elizabeth Morgan Hemlock
Executive Producers: Steve Milne, Pauline Burt
Arturi Films in association with Explore Films, Film Agency For Wales and Molinare Productions.

Short Documentary

Salt -- WINNER
Directors: Michael Angus, Murray Fredericks
Producer/Writer: Michael Angus
Jerrycan Films

The Delian Mode
Director//Producer/Writer: Kara Blake
Producer: Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre
Philtre Films

Sari's Mother
Director/Producer: James Longley
Daylight Factory LLC; HBO Documentary Films

The Solitary Life of Cranes
Director: Eva Weber
Producer: Samantha Zarzosa
Odd Girl Out Productions

Continuing Series Award

P.O.V. -- WINNER
Executive Director: Simon Kilmurry
Vice President: Cynthia López
American Documentary, Inc.; PBS

Episodes Submitted:
Inheritance
(Dir./Prod.: James Moll; Prod.: Christopher Pavlick; Exec. Prods.: Chris Malachowsky, Ryan Malachowsky)
Campaign
(Dir./Prod.: Kazuhiro Soda)
Up the Yangtse
(Dir.: Yung Chang; Prods.: Mila Aung-Thwin, Germaine Ying-Gee Wong, John Christou; Exec. Prods.: Daniel Cross, Mila Aung-Thwin, Ravida Din, Sally Bochner)

American Experience
Executive Producer: Mark Samels
Senior Producer: Sharon Grimberg
Coordinating Producer: Susan Mottau
Series Manager: James E. Dunford
Series Producer: Susan Bellows
WGBH; PBS

Episodes Submitted:
A Class Apart
(Dirs./Prods.: Carlos Sandoval, Peter Miller; Writer: Carlos Sandoval)
The Trials of J. Robert Oppenheimer
(Dir./Prod./Writer: David Grubin)
The Polio Crusade
(Dir./Prod./Writer: Sarah Colt)
The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
(Dir./Prod./Writer: Barak Goodman)

Iconoclasts
Directors/Producers: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky
@radical media; Grey Goose Entertainment; Sundance Channel

Episodes Submitted:
Desmond Tutu & Richard Branson
Stella McCartney & Ed Ruscha
Tony Hawk & John Favreau
Bill Maher & Clive Davis
Venus Williams & Wyclef Jean
Cameron Diaz & Cameron Sinclair

Limited Series Award

Architecture School -- WINNER
Director/Executive Producer/Original Concept: Michael Selditch
Original Concept: Stan Bertheaud
Senior Producer: Rob Tate
Producer: Rachel Clift
Executive Producers: Lynne Kirby, Laura Michalchyshyn
Sundance Channel

The Alzheimer's Project
Series Producer: John Hoffman
Executive Producers: Sheila Nevins, Maria Shriver
Directors/Producers: Shari Cookson, Nick Doob, Eamon Harrington, John Watkin, Bill Couturié
Producers: John Hoffman, Susan Froemke, Anne Sandkuhler

HBO Documentary Films; National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health; Alzheimer's Association; Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund; Geoffrey Beene Gives Back Alzheimer's Initiative.

In Their Boots
Executive Producer: Richard Ray Perez
Line Producer: Sandi Williams
Producers: Amanda Spain, Abe Greenwald
Brave New Foundation

Time for School
Executive Producer: Pamela Hogan
Producer/Writer: Oren Rudavsky
Producer: Tamara Rosenberg
Wide Angle
; WNET Thirteen; PBS

We Shall Remain
Executive Producers: Mark Samels, Sharon Grimberg
Directors/Producers/Writers: Ric Burns, Dustin Craig, Sarah Colt
Director/Producer: Stanley Nelson
Director: Chris Eyre
Producer/Writer: Mark Zwonitzer
Producer: Rob Rapley
Writers: Anne Makepeace, Marcia Smith
American Experience
; WGBH; Native American Public Television

ABCNews VideoSource Award

Wounded Knee -- WINNER
Director/Producer: Stanley Nelson
Executive Producers: Sharon Grimberg, Mark Samels
Writer: Marcia Smith
Firelight Media; American Experience; WGBH; Native American Public Television

Earth Days
Director/Producer/Writer: Robert Stone
Executive Producer: Mark Samels
American Experience Films; Zeitgeist Films

Mugabe and the White African
Directors: Lucy Bailey, Andrew Thompson
Producers: David Pearson, Elizabeth Morgan Hemlock
Executive Producers: Steve Milne, Pauline Burt
Arturi Films in association with Explore Films, Film Agency For Wales and Molinare Productions.

Sergio
Director: Greg Barker
Producers: John Battsek, Julie Goldman
Executive Producers: Samantha Power, Sheila Nevins, Nick Fraser
HBO Documentary Films; BBC Storyville

Shouting Fire: Stories from the Edge of Free Speech
Director/Producer: Liz Garbus
Producers: Rory Kennedy, Jed Rothstein
Executive Producers: Sheila Nevins, Nancy Abraham
Moxie Firecracker Films; HBO Documentary Films

Soundtrack for a Revolution
Directors/Producers/Writers: Bill Guttentag, Dan Sturman
Producers: Joslyn Barnes, Jim Czarnecki, Dylan Nelson
Executive Producers: Danny Glover, Gina Harrell, Mark E. Downie, Marc Henry Johnson
Louverture Films; Freedom Song Productions; Goldcrest Films International; Wild Bunch

Studs Terkel
Director: Eric Simonson
Producers: Josh Veselka, Lisa Heller
Executive Producers: Sheila Nevins, Linda Ellerbee, Rolf Tessem
Lucky Duck Productions, Inc.; HBO Documentary Films

Thank You, Mr. President: Helen Thomas at the White House
Director/Producer: Rory Kennedy
Producers: Liz Garbus, Jack Youngelson
Executive Producer: Sheila Nevins
Moxie Firecracker Films; HBO Documentary Films

Valentino: The Last Emperor
Director/Producer: Matt Tyrnauer
Producer: Matt Kapp
Executive Producer: Carter Burden
Acolyte Films; Truly Indie; Vitagraph Films

IDA Music Documentary Award

Anvil! The Story of Anvil -- WINNER
Director: Sacha Gervasi
Producer: Rebecca Yeldham
Little Dean's Yard; Ahimsa Films; Abramorama; VH1

Archaeology of Memory: Villa Grimaldi
Directors/Producers: Quique Cruz, Marilyn Mulford
Interfaze Productions

The Audition
Director/Producer: Susan Froemke
Producer: Douglas Graves
Metropolitan Opera

It Might Get Loud
Director/Producer: Davis Guggenheim
Producers: Thomas Tull, Lesley Chilcott, Peter Afterman
Executive Producers: Bert Ellis, Mike Mailis
Steel Curtain Pictures; Sony Pictures Classics

Soundtrack for a Revolution
Directors/Producers/Writers: Bill Guttentag, Dan Sturman
Producers: Joslyn Barnes, Jim Czarnecki, Dylan Nelson
Executive Producers: Danny Glover, Gina Harrell, Mark E. Downie, Marc Henry Johnson
Louverture Films; Freedom Song Productions; Goldcrest Films International; Wild Bunch

Tibet in Song
Director/Producer/Writer: Ngawang Choephel
Executive Producer: Anne Corcos
Guge Productions; Tashi Sholpa Productions

Pare Lorentz Award

The Final Inch -- WINNER
Director/Producer: Irene Taylor Brodsky
Producer: Tom Grant
Vermilion Pictures; Google.org; HBO Documentary Films

The Cove
Director: Louis Psihoyos
Producers: Fisher Stevens, Paula DuPre Pesmen
Co-Producer: Olivia Ahnemann
Executive Producer: Jim Clark
Oceanic Preservation Society; Diamond Dogs; Skyfish Films; Roadside Attractions; Lionsgate

Earth Days
Director/Producer/Writer: Robert Stone
Executive Producer: Mark Samels
American Experience Films; Zeitgeist Films

Food, Inc.
Director/Producer: Robert Kenner
Producer: Elise Pearlstein
Co-Producers: Eric Schlosser, Richard Pearce, Melissa Robledo
Executive Producers: William Pohlad, Robin Schorr, Jeff Skoll, Diane Weyermann
River Road Entertainment; Participant Media; Magnolia Pictures

The Last Mermaids
Director/Producer: Liz Chae
Executive Producers: Kenneth K. Chae, Nam Im Yoon
Chae Films; Columbia University

Mugabe and the White African
Directors: Lucy Bailey, Andrew Thompson
Producers: David Pearson, Elizabeth Morgan Hemlock
Executive Producers: Steve Milne, Pauline Burt
Arturi Films in association with Explore Films, Film Agency For Wales and Molinare Productions.

Soundtrack for a Revolution
Directors/Producers/Writers: Bill Guttentag, Dan Sturman
Producers: Joslyn Barnes, Jim Czarnecki, Dylan Nelson
Executive Producers: Danny Glover, Gina Harrell, Mark E. Downie, Marc Henry Johnson
Louverture Films; Freedom Song Productions; Goldcrest Films International; Wild Bunch

We Shall Remain
Executive Producers: Mark Samels, Sharon Grimberg
Directors/Producers/Writers: Ric Burns, Dustin Craig, Sarah Colt
Director/Producer: Stanley Nelson
Director: Chris Eyre
Producer/Writer: Mark Zwonitzer
Producer: Rob Rapley
Writers: Anne Makepeace, Marcia Smith
American Experience
; WGBH; Native American Public Television

Youssou N'Dour: I Bring What I Love
Director/Producer/Writer: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
Co-Producers: Sarah Price, Scott Duncan, Hugo Berkeley, Gwyn Welles
Executive Producers: Jennifer Millstone, Patrick R. Morris, Edward Tyler Nahem, Kathryn Tucker, Jack Turner, Miklos C. Vasarhelyi
Groovy Griot; 57th & Irving Productions; Shadow Distribution

IDA/David L. Wolper Student Documentary Award

The First Kid to Learn English from Mexico -- WINNER
Director/Producer: Peter Jordan
Localfilms; Stanford University

Arresting Ana
Director/Producer: Lucie Schwartz
University of California at Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

Famous 4A
Director/Producer: Mike Attie
Stanford University

The Last Mermaids
Director/Producer: Liz Chae
Executive Producers: Kenneth K. Chae, Nam Im Yoon
Chae Films; Columbia University

My Name is Sydney
Director/Producer: Melanie Levy
Stanford University

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