Whether you’re a filmmaker, work in the industry, or just love documentaries, the IDA has a membership that fits your needs, interests and budget. And you can feel good knowing that your membership dues help us build and serve the needs of a thriving documentary culture.

Membership

Join the IDA Family! As a filmmaker and industry professional you’ll get useful benefits including: discounts on our hands-on workshops, networking opportunities, eligibility for fiscal sponsorship, unlimited access to Doc U Online, and much, much more.

As a documentary film enthusiast, you’ll enjoy benefits that are granted for all members, like a subscription to Documentary magazine and discounts to IDA events such as DocuDay, the IDA Awards and Doc U "Conversations with Filmmakers" program.

ORDERIndividual $85 + BENEFITS

  • Complimentary subscription to our quarterly print publication, Documentary magazine
  • Access to Doc U Online
  • Access to and listing in our on-line Member Directory
  • Discounts to IDA events, such as DocuDay and the IDA Documentary Awards
  • Discounts to education programs, including Doc U workshops and seminars
  • Access to 501(c)(3) nonprofit status, through IDA Fiscal Sponsorship
  • Access to vote for Best Documentary Feature and Best Documentary Short in the IDA Documentary Awards

ORDERAssociate $55 + BENEFITS

All individual membership benefits, minus discounts to IDA special events and educational opportunities

ORDERStudent $35 + BENEFITS

Same as Individual Membership. Current student ID is required.

 

Join the IDA Champion Circle

Your membership dues will provide critical support for IDA programs, allowing us to offer affordable training and professional development for documentarians. Champions also receive a subscription to Documentary magazine, and invitations to exclusive events. Get the benefits you want, while giving filmmakers the resources they need.

ORDERCollaborator $250 + BENEFITS

  • All Individual membership benefits
  • One (1) pass to DocuDay
  • Acknowledgment in our Awards program, Annual Report and Documentary magazine

ORDERFriend $500 + BENEFITS

  • All Individual membership benefits
  • One (1) pass to DocuDay
  • Acknowledgment in our Awards program, Annual Report and Documentary magazine

ORDERAlly $1,500 + BENEFITS

  • All Individual membership benefits
  • Two (2) passes to DocuDay
  • Acknowledgment in our Awards program, Annual Report and Documentary magazine

ORDERSupporter $2,500 + BENEFITS

  • All Individual membership benefits
  • Two (2) tickets with priority seating to the IDA Documentary Awards
  • Four (4) passes to DocuDay
  • Acknowledgment in our Awards program, Annual Report and Documentary magazine

ORDERTrustee$5,000 + BENEFITS

  • All Supporter membership benefits
  • Invitations, as our guest, to all IDA special events

ORDERAdvocate $10,000 + BENEFITS

  • All Trustee membership benefits
  • Invitations, as our guest, to all IDA special events

ORDERGuardian $15,000 + BENEFITS

  • All Advocate membership benefits
  • Invitations, as the IDA's guest, to all IDA special events

ORDERChampion $25,000 + BENEFITS

  • All Guardian membership benefits
  • Invitations, as our guest, to all IDA special events