The IDA is pleased to announce that ABC News VideoSource has signed on as a Gold Sponsor of this year’s IDA Documentary Awards. Recently named the overall preferred news provider, ABC News VideoSource is the industry-leading stock footage licensing division of ABC News. We are proud to have this great resource join us as a returning sponsor of this event, where they will also be presenting the ABC News VideoSource Award for the best use of news footage as an integral component in a documentary. Part of the IDA Documentary Awards for over 10 years, this Award will go to the film that best utilizes contemporary or historical factual footage shot for use in context such as newsreels, news specials, magazines or nightly news.
On June 29, ABC News VideoSource announced an upgraded and expanded website which promises to deliver greater and easier access to ABC News' vast archival footage online. Producers and researchers will now be able to browse, license and immediately access tens of thousands of video assets from ABC News' expansive archives with the click of a mouse. It offers documentary filmmakers, educators or anyone with an interest in archival video footage access to historically-rich news video from a vast collection spanning from 1896 to the present.
To have such a strong relationship with ABC News VideoSource for so long is a true testament to the power of documentary footage in storytelling. Stay tuned for the official announcement of the nominees for this and all other IDA Documentary Awards in late October.