Events

  • California Documentary Project Grant Workshop

    Tue. September 19, 2017 @ 7:00pm
    IDA Office
    3470 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 980
    Los Angeles, CA 90010
    United States

    Join us for free informational workshop on how to apply to the 2017 California Documentary Project grant program with California Humanities Senior Program Officer, John Lightfoot.

  • Awards Spotlight: IFC - Documentary Now!

    Wed. August 23, 2017 @ 7:00pm
    The Landmark, Westside Pavillion
    10850 W. Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90064
    United States

    Documentary Now! is a loving send up of some of the world’s best-known documentaries. Join us for a screening of "Mr. Runner Up: My Life as an Oscar Bridesmaid" (based on Brett Morgen and Nanette Burstein's The Kid Stays In The Picture) followed by Q&A with stars Fred Armisen and Bill Hader and directors Rhys Thomas and Alex Buono in conversation with Matt Holzman, producer of The Document on KCRW.

  • IDA Presents: Served Like A Girl

    August 17, 2017 @ 7:00pm
    The Landmark Theater
    10850 W. Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90064

    IDA Presents a special screening of Served Like A Girl with moderated Q&A. Director Lysa Heslov's documentary provides a look several...

  • Awards Spotlight: Netflix - The Keepers

    Tue. August 15, 2017 @ 7:00pm
    The Landmark, Westside Pavillion
    10850 W. Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90064
    United States

    From director Ryan White (The Case Against 8, Good Ol' Freda) comes The Keepers, a riveting seven-part documentary series about the unsolved murder of a Baltimore nun and the horrific secrets and pain that linger nearly five decades after her death. Moderated Q&A with Gemma Hoskins, Jean Hargadon Wehner and Executive Producer, Jessica Hargrave to follow.

  • Awards Spotlight: National Geographic - Life Below Zero

    Mon. August 14, 2017 @ 7:00pm
    The Landmark, Westside Pavillion
    10850 W. Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90064
    United States

    IDA invites you to its Awards Spotlight: National Geographic - Life Below Zero with screening of episode “Loaded” plus special behind the scene short.

  • What's New: A Conversation with KCET's Juan Devis

    Wed. July 19, 2017 @ 4:30pm
    IDA Offices
    3470 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 980
    Los Angeles, CA 90010
    United States

    Join us and Juan Devis, Chief Creative Officer, for the next installment in our What’s New series, in which prominent industry leaders in documentary present up-to-the-minute information about what’s happening in the documentary landscape and discuss new opportunities for filmmakers.

Events - Los Angeles

  • California Documentary Project Grant Workshop

    Tue. September 19, 2017 @ 7:00pm
    IDA Office
    3470 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 980
    Los Angeles, CA 90010
    United States

    Join us for free informational workshop on how to apply to the 2017 California Documentary Project grant program with California Humanities Senior Program Officer, John Lightfoot.

  • Awards Spotlight: IFC - Documentary Now!

    Wed. August 23, 2017 @ 7:00pm
    The Landmark, Westside Pavillion
    10850 W. Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90064
    United States

    Documentary Now! is a loving send up of some of the world’s best-known documentaries. Join us for a screening of "Mr. Runner Up: My Life as an Oscar Bridesmaid" (based on Brett Morgen and Nanette Burstein's The Kid Stays In The Picture) followed by Q&A with stars Fred Armisen and Bill Hader and directors Rhys Thomas and Alex Buono in conversation with Matt Holzman, producer of The Document on KCRW.

  • IDA Presents: Served Like A Girl

    August 17, 2017 @ 7:00pm
    The Landmark Theater
    10850 W. Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90064

    IDA Presents a special screening of Served Like A Girl with moderated Q&A. Director Lysa Heslov's documentary provides a look several...

  • Awards Spotlight: Netflix - The Keepers

    Tue. August 15, 2017 @ 7:00pm
    The Landmark, Westside Pavillion
    10850 W. Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90064
    United States

    From director Ryan White (The Case Against 8, Good Ol' Freda) comes The Keepers, a riveting seven-part documentary series about the unsolved murder of a Baltimore nun and the horrific secrets and pain that linger nearly five decades after her death. Moderated Q&A with Gemma Hoskins, Jean Hargadon Wehner and Executive Producer, Jessica Hargrave to follow.

  • Awards Spotlight: National Geographic - Life Below Zero

    Mon. August 14, 2017 @ 7:00pm
    The Landmark, Westside Pavillion
    10850 W. Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90064
    United States

    IDA invites you to its Awards Spotlight: National Geographic - Life Below Zero with screening of episode “Loaded” plus special behind the scene short.

  • What's New: A Conversation with KCET's Juan Devis

    Wed. July 19, 2017 @ 4:30pm
    IDA Offices
    3470 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 980
    Los Angeles, CA 90010
    United States

    Join us and Juan Devis, Chief Creative Officer, for the next installment in our What’s New series, in which prominent industry leaders in documentary present up-to-the-minute information about what’s happening in the documentary landscape and discuss new opportunities for filmmakers.

Events - SF Bay Area

  • Digital Security Training for Filmmakers

    Sat. June 10, 2017 @ 2:00pm
    ITVS Offices
    1435 Folsom St
    San Francisco, CA 94103
    United States

    With increasing challenges to the privacy and security of filmmakers, do you know how to protect your digital communications and equipment? This half-day intensive, co-hosted by the International Documentary Association, ITVS and Freedom of the Press Foundation will provide how-to guides and resources for protecting your privacy in the age of mass surveillance.

  • IDA Conversation Series: Jon Else and Bonni Cohen

    Wed. March 29, 2017 @ 6:00pm
    Delancey Street
    600 Embarcadero
    San Francisco, CA 94107
    United States

    Join us for the San Francisco edition of the IDA Conversation Series as we celebrate the collaborative creative history of Emmy nominated Director/Producer Bonni Cohen and legendary multi award winning director, cinematographer, producer, and educator, Jon Else.

  • IDA Conversation Series: Stanley Nelson

    Thu. October 1, 2015 @ 7:00pm
    Lakeside Theater
    300 Lakeside Drive, Ste. 108
    Oakland, CA 94612
    United States

    Interviewed by Orlando Bagwell

    Join us for this special Bay Area edition of the IDA Conversation Series featuring the preeminent documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson in conversation with Orlando Bagwell, Director of the U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism documentary program.

  • Doc U: Making Your Trailer Stand Out

    Wed. April 22, 2015 @ 7:30pm
    Ninth Street Independent Film Center
    145 Ninth Street, Suite 250
    San Francisco, CA
    United States

    Having a killer trailer or work sample may not guarantee your film’s success in the funding lottery or land you that coveted distribution deal, but it does ensure that your film will...

  • Doc U: Stayin' Alive - Monetizing the Doc Career

    Wed. March 18, 2015 @ 7:30pm
    Ninth Street Independent Film Center
    145 Ninth Street, Suite 250
    San Francisco, CA
    United States

    Get any group of documentary filmmakers together and, no doubt, a big topic of conversation will be money: how to get it, how to make it, and how to keep getting and making it. Why?...

  • Doc U: The Documentary Filmmaker as Journalist

    Tue. February 17, 2015 @ 7:30pm
    Ninth Street Independent Film Center
    145 Ninth Street, Suite 250
    San Francisco, CA 94103
    United States

    From Citizenfour to Virunga, documentary filmmakers are increasingly breaking important investigative stories, while at the same time employing gripping story-telling techniques and delivering powerful cinematic experiences. What are the artistic and personal challenges of...

Events - New York

  • IDA x NYFA: VR 101 for Documentary

    Sat. June 10, 2017 @ 10:00am
    New York Film Academy
    17 Battery Place
    New York, NY 10004
    United States

    Join us in New York for VR 101 for Documentary, co-presented with the New York Film Academy. This daylong workshop is specifically designed to give nonfiction filmmakers the basic tools to enter the world of VR for documentary. From storytelling to stitching, attendees will receive hands-on experience with the tools used for this developing technology.

  • DocuClub NY: afterward

    Mon. June 5, 2017 @ 7:00pm
    DCTV
    87 Lafayette Street
    New York, NY 10013
    United States

    Please join us Monday, June 5th, for DocuClub NY! We'll be screening director Ofra Bloch's afterward. Following the screening, we will be joined by OFRA BLOCH (Director), JACK RICCOBONO (Producer), and MICHEAL J. PALMER (Editor) for a moderated discussion.

  • DocuClub NY: Personal Statement

    Mon. April 3, 2017 @ 7:00pm
    DCTV
    87 Lafayette Street
    New York, NY 10013
    United States

    Please join us Monday, April 3 for the second installment of DocuClub NY 2017! We'll be screening Juliane Dressner’s, Personal Statement.

  • DocuClub NY: Island Soldier

    Mon. February 6, 2017 @ 7:00pm
    DCTV
    87 Lafayette Street
    New York, NY 10013
    United States

    Please join us Monday, February 6 for the first installment of DocuClub NY 2017!

  • 20th Anniversary Screening of Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills

    December 14, 2016 @ 6:30pm
    Alamo Drafthouse Downtown Brooklyn
    445 Albee Square West
    Brooklyn, NY 11201

    The International Documentary Association and the new Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn present a 20th anniversary screening of one of the most...

  • DocuClub NY: Minding the Gap

    Mon. October 17, 2016 @ 7:00pm
    DCTV
    87 Lafayette Street
    New York, NY 10013
    United States

    Please join us Monday, October 17, for the next DocuClub NY with a screening of Minding the Gap by filmmaker Bing Liu.

Events - Austin

  • AFS x IDA: Master Class with Cinematographer Kirsten Johnson

    Sat. June 10, 2017 @ 10:00am
    Austin Public
    1143 Northwestern Ave
    Austin, TX 78702
    United States

    Join the IDA and AFS for another Austin Master Class with lauded cinematographer Kirsten Johnson, exploring her approach and techniques to documentary filmmaking.

  • AFS x IDA: Master Class with Director Robert Greene

    Sat. February 18, 2017 @ 10:00am
    AFS Screening Room
    1901 E 51st St
    Austin, TX 78723
    United States

    Join the IDA and AFS for a three hour master class in discussing documentary storytelling, filmmaking ethics, creating and working with "hybrid" non-fiction narratives and how his narrative editing work has informed this.

  • AFS x IDA present: Kate Plays Christine

    January 15, 2017 @ 4:00pm
    Texas Spirit Theater at The Bullock
    1800 Congress Ave
    Austin, TX 78701

    Join the Austin Film Society and IDA for a screening of Robert Greene's Kate Plays Christine, a "nonfiction thriller" in which actress...

  • AFS x IDA: Master Class with Director Jeff Feuerzeig

    Sat. August 13, 2016 @ 10:00am
    AFS Screening Room
    1901 E 51st St
    Austin, TX 78723
    United States

    Join the IDA and AFS for an intimate non-fiction storytelling workshop with documentary director Jeff Feuerzeig.