Events

  • AFS x IDA: Master Class with Cinematographer Kirsten Johnson

    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.

  • IDA Conversation Series: Sheila Nevins

    May 17, 2017 @ 1:00pm
    Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, located in the lobby of the George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex
    900 W. 34th Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90089
    United States

    Join us for a very special edition of the IDA Conversation Series, co-presented with the USC School of Cinematic Arts, as we traverse the unwavering career of the legendary HBO Executive Producer Sheila Nevins.

  • Interview Shooting & Lighting Master Class with Adam Irving

    May 13, 2017 @ 10:00am
    IDA Offices
    3470 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 980
    Los Angeles, CA 90010
    United States

    Join us for an comprehensive Master Class on best practices in interviewing techniques, from how to effectively prepare your subject to producing the best possible conditions for lighting and audio recording.

  • DocuClub LA: The Judge

    May 1, 2017 @ 7:00pm
    3470 Wilshire Blvd.
    Suite 980
    Los Angeles, CA 90010
    United States

    Please join us Monday, May 1, for the second installment of DocuClub LA in 2017 with a screening of THE JUDGE by director/producer Erika Cohn. The film provides rare insight into Shari’a law (Islamic law), an often misunderstood legal framework for Muslims, told through the eyes of the first woman judge to be appointed to the Middle East’s religious courts.

  • Animation and Graphics Master Class with Syd Garon and Chris Kirk

    April 29, 2017 @ 10:00am
    IDA Offices
    3470 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 980
    Los Angeles, CA 90010
    United States

    Join us for an instructive Master Class with Emmy-nominated and Golden Eye Award-winning Animation and Graphic Designers, Syd Garon and Chris Kirk.

  • Get Money for Your Doc: The Enterprise & the Pare Lorentz Documentary Funds

    April 4, 2017 @ 7:00pm
    IDA Offices
    Suite 980
    Los Angeles, CA 90010
    United States

    Do you have any burning questions about the IDA’s newest and oldest funds? If so, please join us for an information session with Carrie Lozano (Fund...

Events - Los Angeles

  • IDA Conversation Series: Sheila Nevins

    May 17, 2017 @ 1:00pm
    Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, located in the lobby of the George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex
    900 W. 34th Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90089
    United States

    Join us for a very special edition of the IDA Conversation Series, co-presented with the USC School of Cinematic Arts, as we traverse the unwavering career of the legendary HBO Executive Producer Sheila Nevins.

  • Interview Shooting & Lighting Master Class with Adam Irving

    May 13, 2017 @ 10:00am
    IDA Offices
    3470 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 980
    Los Angeles, CA 90010
    United States

    Join us for an comprehensive Master Class on best practices in interviewing techniques, from how to effectively prepare your subject to producing the best possible conditions for lighting and audio recording.

  • DocuClub LA: The Judge

    May 1, 2017 @ 7:00pm
    3470 Wilshire Blvd.
    Suite 980
    Los Angeles, CA 90010
    United States

    Please join us Monday, May 1, for the second installment of DocuClub LA in 2017 with a screening of THE JUDGE by director/producer Erika Cohn. The film provides rare insight into Shari’a law (Islamic law), an often misunderstood legal framework for Muslims, told through the eyes of the first woman judge to be appointed to the Middle East’s religious courts.

  • Animation and Graphics Master Class with Syd Garon and Chris Kirk

    April 29, 2017 @ 10:00am
    IDA Offices
    3470 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 980
    Los Angeles, CA 90010
    United States

    Join us for an instructive Master Class with Emmy-nominated and Golden Eye Award-winning Animation and Graphic Designers, Syd Garon and Chris Kirk.

  • Get Money for Your Doc: The Enterprise & the Pare Lorentz Documentary Funds

    April 4, 2017 @ 7:00pm
    IDA Offices
    Suite 980
    Los Angeles, CA 90010
    United States

    Do you have any burning questions about the IDA’s newest and oldest funds? If so, please join us for an information session with Carrie Lozano (Fund...

  • IDA x NYFA: VR 101 for Documentary

    April 1, 2017 @ 10:00am
    New York Film Academy - 2nd Floor Theater
    3300 West Riverside Drive
    Burbank, CA 91501
    United States

    Virtual Reality has been called "the ultimate empathy machine," but what does this new technology really offer nonfiction filmmakers? This one-day workshop, co-sponsored by the International Documentary Association and the New York Film Academy LA, will explore this brave new world that leaves one hundred years of film grammar behind but introduces a whole new range of possibilities.

Events - SF Bay Area

  • IDA Conversation Series: Jon Else and Bonni Cohen

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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...

  • Doc U: Getting Real About the Doc Career

    January 20, 2015 @ 7:30pm
    Ninth Street Independent Film Center
    145 Ninth Street, Suite 250
    San Francisco, CA 94103
    United States

    Making a successful, long-term career in documentary filmmaking has never been more challenging than it is now. Demand for documentaries is rising, but, simultaneously, so is the number of filmmakers competing for the same grants and jobs. How can you generate the support you need, strengthen...

Events - New York

  • DocuClub NY: Personal Statement

    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

    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!

  • DocuClub NY: Minding the Gap

    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.

  • DocuClub NY: Cooked

    August 1, 2016 @ 7:00pm
    DCTV
    87 Lafayette Street
    New York, NY 10013
    United States

    Watch a work-in-progress screening of 'Cooked' and join Director Judith Helfand and her team for a lively interactive discussion.

  • DocuClub NY: For Ahkeem

    June 20, 2016 @ 7:00pm
    DCTV
    87 Lafayette Street
    New York, NY 10013
    United States

    Watch a work-in-progress screening of 'For Ahkeem' and join Directors Jeremy Levine and Landon Van Soest and their team for a lively interactive discussion.

Events - Austin

  • AFS x IDA: Master Class with Cinematographer Kirsten Johnson

    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

    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.

  • 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

    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.