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Do You Believe in the Power of Documentary Film?

If you answered yes, join the IDA today.  IDA members are made up of thousands of individuals from around the world, including filmmakers and fans of the documentary genre, who support documentary filmmaking and the courageous individuals who create this vital and important art form.  If you are not a member and believe that documentaries are vital to cultures and societies globally, Join Now.

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As a valued member, you will be a part of the IDA community. You will:

  • help us promote the documentary genre;
  • engage with other IDA members;
  • stay abreast on the latest news and happenings in our industry;
  • have opportunities to network with and learn from prominent nonfiction filmmakers;
  • have exclusive access to the online Membership Directory; 
  • receive special invites to events including film screenings, workshops & networking opportunities; 
  • vote for the annual IDA Documentary Awards in the Best Feature and Best Short categories; and
  • have access to Doc U Online for free.

Member Benefits* include:

  • Complimentary subscription to our quarterly print publication Documentary Magazine
  • Free access to Doc U Online
  • Listing in our on-line IDA Membership Directory and ability to search profiles of all members and website users
  • Valuable discounts:
    • events including DocuWeeks™, DocuDay™, IDA Documentary Awards; and
    • education and learning programs including Doc U seminars and workshops
    • joint membership with NALIP (National Association of Latino Independent Producers)
  • Invitations to special events including film screenings
  • Access to 501(c)(3) nonprofit status through IDA's Fiscal Sponsorship Program
  • Ability to post free classified ads and post member news & events.
  • Ability to Upload a video to be included on the website for the documentary community to see
  • Access to vote for the IDA Awards in the best documentary feature and best documentary short categories

 *Benefits vary depending on the membership level you choose. Click here to view various membership categories.

Note: Before purchasing an IDA membership, you must first sign-in to the IDA website. If you do not have an account on the IDA website, please register for a free account.