- January 26, 2021
IDA also announced that filmmaker Manuel Acuña would be the first recipient of the IDA Netflix Global Emerging Filmmaker Award - a grant of $25,000.
- January 16, 2021
Crip Camp wins Best Feature; Garrett Bradley wins Best Director for Time; John Was Trying to Contact Aliens wins Best Short.
- November 24, 2020
Crip Camp, MLK/FBI, Time and The Truffle Hunters Receive Multiple Nominations. Virtual Awards Ceremony Jan 16, 2021.
- November 16, 2020
The International Documentary Association (IDA) has announced that executive director, Simon Kilmurry, will step down in mid-2021.
- November 10, 2020
The International Documentary Association (IDA) has announced the 36th Annual IDA Documentary Awards honorary awards recipients.
- November 5, 2020
The International Documentary Association (IDA) announced the appointment of five new members to its Board of Directors: Hallee Adelman, Grace Lee, Al Perry, Amir Shahkhalili, and Marcia Smith.
- October 28, 2020
The feature documentary shortlist includes 30 films from 21 countries. 38% of directors and 55% of producers are women, 30% of directors and 28% identify as BIPOC. Additionally, 8% of directors and 7% of producers are LGBTQ. 5% of directors and 3% of producers are disabled.
- October 19, 2020
13 films to receive a total of $850,000 in production funds and 2 emerging women filmmakers of color receiving Logan Elevate Grants of $25,000 each.
- July 16, 2020
The International Documentary Association (IDA) announced the appointment of Brenda Robinson as President of its Board of Directors. Robinson, who joined IDA’s Board of Directors in 2018, succeeds Kevin Iwashina, whose board term ends in December 2020.