29th Annual IDA Awards

  • Karim Amer and Jehane Noujaim's The Square Wins Best Feature

  • Slomo Wins Best Short

  • IDA Documentary Awards 2013 Host Paul Provenza

  • Career Achievement Award Recipient Alex Gibney

  • IDA Amicus Award Recipient Geralyn Dreyfous

  • Courage Under Fire Award Recipient Laura Poitras

  • Jacqueline Donnet Emerging Documentary Filmmaker Award Winner Zachary Heinzerling

2013 IDA Documentary Award Winners


Best Feature Award

The Square (WINNER)
Director: Jehane Noujaim
Producer: Karim Amer
Executive Producers: Geralyn Dreyfous, Mike Lerner, Sarah Johnson, Jodie Evans, Lekha Singh, Gavin Dougan, Dan Catullo III, Lisa Nishimura, Adam Del Deo,
Khalil Noujaim, Alexandra Johnes, Jeff Skoll
Noujaim Films, Netflix Originals

The Act of Killing
Director: Joshua Oppenheimer
Producers: Joshua Oppenheimer, Signe Byrge Sørensen
Executive Producers: Errol Morris, Werner Herzog, Torstein Grude, André Singer, Joram ten Brink, Bjarte Mørner Tveit
Drafthouse Films

Blackfish
Directors: Gabriela Cowperthwaite
Producer: Manuel V. Oteyza
Writers: Gabriela Cowperthwaite, Eli Despres
Executive Producers: Judy Bart, Erica Kahn
Magnolia Pictures, CNN Films

Let the Fire Burn
Director/Producer: Jason Osder
Executive Producer: Andrew Herwitz
The George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs

Stories We Tell
Director/Writer: Sarah Polley
Producer: Anita Lee
Roadside Attractions


Best Short Award

Slomo (WINNER) 
Director: Josh Izenberg
Producer: Amanda Micheli
Executive Producer: Neil Izenberg
Big Young Films, Runaway Films

The Education of Mohammad Hussein
Directors: Heidi Ewing & Rachel Grady
Producers: Heidi Ewing; Rachel Grady; Sadia Shepard; Sara Bernstein (for HBO)
Executive Producers: Sheila Nevins (for HBO)
HBO Documentary Films

The Flogsta Roar
Director/Producer: Johan Palmgren
Writer: Johan Palmgren and Åsa Blanck
Strix Television AB, Swedish National Television

Nine to Ninety
Director: Alicia Dwyer
Producer: Juli Vizza
Executive Producers: Sally Jo Fifer
Independent Television Service (ITVS)

Vultures of Tibet
Director: Russell O. Bush
Producer: Elisabeth Oakham
Executive Producer: Gary Newsom
Bushfilm


Best Limited Series Award

Inside Man (WINNER)
Producers: Kristen Vaurio, Lisa Kalikow, Shannon Gibson, Suzanne Hillinger, Lara Benario
Writers: Jeremy Chilnick, Morgan Spurlock
Executive Producers: Jeremy Chilnick, Matthew Galkin, Morgan Spurlock
CNN

180 Days: A Year Inside an American High School
Directors/Producers: Jacquie Jones, Garland McLaurin
Executive Producer: Jacquie Jones
NBPC/PBS

Inside Combat Rescue
Producers: Jared McGilliard, John Collin, Jr.
Executive Producers: Jerry Decker, Ted Duvall, Richard J. Wells.
National Geographic Channel

Viewfinder: Latin America
Directors: Manuel Contreras, Russ Finkelstein, Alfonso Gastiaburo, Juan Pablo Rojas, Paola Gosalvez, Luciana Freitas Silva, Susanna Lira, Fernanda Polacow and Juliana Borges
Producers: Rodrigo Vazquez, Patricia Boero
Writer: Ingrid Falck
Executive Producers: Flora Gregory
Series Producer: Jean Garner
Al Jazeera English

Witness
Directors:David Frankham, Abdallah Omeish
Producers: Ike Martin, Allison Kunzman, Youree Henley, Julie Herrin, Josiah Hooper
Co-Producer: Ra'uf Glasgow
Executive Producers: Michael Mann, David Frankham
Blue Light Productions and Little Puppet Productions with HBO Entertainment and HBO Documentary Films


Best Continuing Series Award

Independent Lens (WINNER)
Producer: Lois Vossen
Executive Producers: Sally Jo Fifer
Independent Television Service (ITVS) in association with PBS

30 For 30
Producers: Libby Geist, Andy Billman, Kyle Godwin, Brian D'Ostilio, Jenna Anthony, Erin Leyden, Deirdre Fenton
Executive Producers: Connor Schell, John Dahl, Bill Simmons
ESPN

Curiosity
Producers: Geoff Deehan, Leslie Schwerin, Christine Weber
Executive Producers: Erik Nelson, Simon Dickson, Sanjay Singhal, Dave Harding, Mike Masland, Howard Swartz, Simon Andreae
Discovery Channel

POV
Executive Producer: Simon Kilmurry
Co-Executive Producer: Cynthia López
VP of Programming & Production: Chris White
Series Producer: Andrew Catauro
American Documentary | POV in association with PBS

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
Producer: Joe Perskie
Executive Producers: Rick Bernstein
HBO Sports


David L. Wolper Student Documentary Award

This award recognizes exceptional achievement in non-fiction film and video production at the university level and brings greater public and industry awareness to the work of students in the documentary field.

My Sister Sarah (WINNER)
Director/Producer: Elizabeth Chatelain
University of Texas at Austin

Between Land and Sea
Directors/Producers/Writers: Sarah Berkovich, J. Christian Jensen
Stanford University

OME: Tales From a Vanishing Homeland
Director/Producer: Raul O. Paz Pastrana
Producer: Emily Parkey
MFA Social Documentary Film Department at the School of Visual Arts

Sodiq
Directors/Producers/Writer: Adeyemi Michael
National Film & Television School, UK

Why We Race
Directors: Kiley Vorndran, Ryan Westra, Andrew Evers, Ben Fischinger
Producer: Kiley Vorndran
Chapman University / Dodge College of Film and Media Arts


Humanitas Documentary Award

This award is given to a film that explores the hopes and fears of human beings who are very different in culture, race, lifestyle, political loyalties and religious beliefs in order to break down the walls of ignorance which separate us.

Blood Brother (WINNER)
Director: Steve Hoover
Producer: Danny Yourd
Writers: Steve Hoover, Phinehas Hodges, Tyson VanSkiver
Executive Producers: Steve Hoover, Michael Killen, Kathy Dziubek, Jim Kreitzburg, Leigh Blake, John Carlin
Independent Television Service (ITVS)

Antons Right Here
Director: Lyubov Arkus
Producers: Konstantin Shavlovsky , Aleksandra Golutova
Writers: Lyubov Arkus
Executive Producers: Sergey Selyanov
INTERCINEMA Agency

Let the Fire Burn
Director/Producer: Jason Osder
Executive Producer: Andrew Herwitz
The George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs

The Square
Director: Jehane Noujaim
Producer: Karim Amer
Executive Producers: Geralyn Dreyfous, Mike Lerner, Sarah Johnson, Jodie Evans, Lekha Singh, Gavin Dougan, Dan Catullo III, Lisa Nishimura, Adam Del Deo, Khalil Noujaim, Alexandra Johnes, Jeff Skoll
Noujaim Films, Netflix Originals


Pare Lorentz Award

The Pare Lorentz Award recognizes films that demonstrates exemplary filmmaking while focusing on the appropriate use of the natural environment, justice for all and the illumination of pressing social problems.

A Place at the Table (WINNER)
Directors/Producers: Lori Silverbush and Kristi Jacobson
Producers: Julie Goldman, Ryan Harrington
Magnolia Pictures

The Pare Lorentz Committee acknowledges A River Changes Course (director Kalyanee Mam) with a Special Mention.

"As representatives of the Pare Lorentz legacy, we are delighted with the 2013 Winner and Special Mention films. These two documentaries continue the spirit of Lorentz’ social importance, artistic vision and technical excellence."
- The Pare Lorentz Committee


ABCNews VideoSource Award

This award is given each year for the best use of news footage as an integral component in a documentary.

The Trials of Muhammad Ali (WINNER)
Director: Bill Siegel
Producers: Bill Siegel, Rachel Pikelny
Executive Producers: Justine Nagan, Gordon Quinn, Leon Gast, Kat White; Sally Jo Fifer (for ITVS)
Independent Television Service (ITVS), Kartemquin Films, Kino Lorber

All the President's Men Revisited
Director/Producer: Peter Schnall
Executive Producers: Robert Redford, Andy Lack, Laura Michalchyshyn
Writers: Chana Gazit, Patrick Prentice
Partisan Pictures in Association with Sundance Productions

Free Angela and All Political Prisoners
Director/Producer/Writer: Shola Lynch
Producers: Sidra Smith, Carole Lambert, Carine Ruszniewski
Overbrook Entertainment

Let the Fire Burn
Director/Producer: Jason Osder
Executive Producer: Andrew Herwitz
The George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs

We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks
Director/Producer/Writer: Alex Gibney
Producer: Marc Shmuger
Focus World


Creative Recognition Award Winners

The Creative Recognition category recognizes special achievement in cinematography, editing, music and writing in films entered in the Feature Category. 
Award recipient: The primary person involved in the recognized craft of the selected film.

Best Cinematography

Pablo's Winter
Cinematographer: Julian Schwanitz
Director: Chico Pereira


Best Editing

Let the Fire Burn
Editor: Nels Bangerter
Director: Jason Osder


Best Music

Narco Cultura
Original Music By: Jeremy Turner
Director: Shaul Schwartz


Best Writing

How to Make Money Seeling Drugs
Writer/Director: Matthew Cooke