• Rich Hill Film's director Tracy Droz Tragos andindieWIRE's Editor-at-Large Anne Thompson

  • Amy filmmaker Asif Kapadia with Anne Thompson of Thompson

  • What Happened, Miss Simone? director Liz Garbus

  • Steve Gilula, Co-President of Fox Searchlight Pictures with He Named Me Malala filmmaker Davis Guggenheim and indieWIRE Editor in Chief Dana Harris.

  • Merry Clayton sings for the audience after the screening of Twenty Feet from Stardom

  • Particle Fever editor Walter Murch, producer David Kaplan and director Mark Levinson at the Q&A following the screening of the documentary

  • Food Chains' director Sanjay Rawal, the producer Smriti Keshari, the Executive Producer Eva Longoria & indieWIRE's Ben Travers at the Q&A following the screening of the film

  • Cartel Land producers Molly Thompson and Tom Yellin stand with filmmaker Matt Heineman.

  • Meet The Patels subjects Vasant and Champa Patel with filmmaker Geeta Patel and indieWIRE's Steve Greene

The IDA Documentary Screening Series brings some of the year’s best documentary films to the IDA community and members of industry guilds and organizations. Films selected for the Series receive exclusive access to an audience of tastemakers and doc lovers during the important Awards campaigning season. Screenings take place at The Landmark Theater in Los Angeles and conclude with a moderated Q&A with the filmmakers. 

The Series replaces our DocuWeeks™ Theatrical Documentary Showcase, a program designed to help filmmakers qualify their works for Oscar® consideration. From 1997 through 2012, our DocuWeeks™ Theatrical Showcase helped to qualify outstanding new feature and short documentaries for Academy Award® consideration by providing its participants a commercial theatrical exhibition in Los Angeles and New York. During its sixteen year run, 30 films from DocuWeeks™ were nominated for an Academy Award® with 7 winning the Oscar®.

Contact Amy Jelenko for more information about the 2016 IDA Documentary Screening Series.


2015 Screenings:

  • November 17, 2015 @ 8:30pm

    Michael Ware, a novice Australian reporter, gained unprecedented access to Iraqi insurgency and filmed his journey. The film explores the Iraq War...

  • November 12, 2015 @ 7:30pm

    Music and politics collide when international music star, Pras Michel of the Fugees, returns to his homeland of Haiti following the devastating...

  • November 11, 2015 @ 7:30pm

    Meet The Patels is a laugh-out-loud real life romantic comedy about Ravi Patel, an almost-30-year-old Indian-American who enters a love...

  • November 10, 2015 @ 7:30pm

    Song of Lahore follows Sachal Studios musicians from their hometown in Pakistan to New York City as they rehearse and take the stage for...

  • November 9, 2015 @ 7:30pm

    With unprecedented access, Sundance award-winner Cartel Land brings a riveting, on-the-ground perspective to the journeys of two modern-...

  • November 5, 2015 @ 7:30pm

    Once known as Houdini for his multiple and improbable jailbreaks, Mark DeFriest was condemned to Florida's worst prison after a lone psychiatrist...