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 annual dues help us build and serve the needs of a thriving documentary culture.

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Membership

Be a part the IDA Family! As a filmmaker or 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 more.

As a documentary film enthusiast, you’ll enjoy perks like our quarterly Documentary magazine and discounted admission to IDA events, including DocuDay, the IDA Documentary Awards and Doc U "Conversations with Filmmakers" programs.

ORDERIndividual $85 + BENEFITS

  • Complimentary subscription to our quarterly print publication, Documentary magazine
  • Access to Doc U Seminars Online
  • Access to and listing in our online 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
  • Eligibility to vote for Best Documentary Feature and Best Documentary Short in the IDA Documentary Awards
  • Invitation to annual Friends of IDA Mixer
  • One (1) complimentary drink ticket for select "meet the filmmaker" receptions after events

ORDERAssociate $55 + BENEFITS

All individual membership benefits, minus discounts to IDA special events and educational opportunities and complimentary drink ticket.

ORDERStudent $35 + BENEFITS

Same as Individual Membership. Current student ID is required.

 

Join the IDA Champion Circle

Our Champion Circle provides critical support for IDA programs, allowing us to offer affordable training and professional development for documentary makers. In recognition of your generosity, you may be recognized and thanked with special opportunities and perks.

ORDERCollaborator $250 + PERKS

  • All Individual membership benefits
  • Acknowledgment in our Annual Report and Documentary magazine

ORDERFriend $500 + PERKS

  • All Collaborator perks and Individual membership benefits
  • Two (2) passes to DocuDay
  • Two (2) complimentary drink tickets for select "meet the filmmaker" receptions after events

ORDERAlly $1,000 + PERKS

  • All Friend perks and Individual membership benefits
  • Invitation to Special Annual Donor Thank You Event

ORDERSupporter $2,500 + PERKS

  • All Ally perks and Individual membership benefits
  • Two (2) passes to all Conversation Series programs
  • Four (4) passes to DocuDay
  • Priority seating at the Screening Series (for up to 4 people) with advance notification

ORDERTrustee $5,000 + PERKS

  • All Supporter perks and Individual membership benefits
  • One (1) complimentary ticket to IDA Awards
  • Invitation to an intimate screening and reception with a filmmaker

ORDERAdvocate $10,000 + PERKS

  • All Trustee perks and Individual membership benefits
  • Two (2) complimentary tickets to IDA Awards
  • Invitation to Special Recognition Event for members of Leadership Circle

ORDERChampion $25,000 + PERKS

  • All Advocate perks and Individual membership benefits
  • Intimate dinner with Executive Director and a filmmaker following an event