Press Room

  • December 8, 2018

    Bing Liu’s "Minding The Gap" emerged this evening with top honors in the Best Feature category at the 34th Annual IDA Documentary Awards. Floyd Russ’s "Zion" was awarded Best Short. The year’s biggest night in documentary took place at the Paramount Theatre and was hosted by actor, television presenter, and producer Ricki Lake.

  • November 8, 2018

    The nominees for Best Audio Documentary include 30 for 30 Podcasts: Bikram, ESPN’s deep dive into the complicated world of Bikram yoga; Caliphate, New York Times reporter Rukmini Callimachi’s quest to understand ISIS; Heavyweight—Episode: Jesse, which follows a man’s attempt to find and thank the driver that hit and nearly killed him; Latino USA—Episode: The Quevedos, producer Sayre Quevedo’s journey to understand what happened to his grandmother, the secrets that his mother kept from him, and the family that he never knew;

  • September 5, 2018

    The IDA announced today the lineup of their annual curated screening series, which opens Wednesday, September 12 with a screening of one of this year’s film festival favorites, Won't You Be My Neighbor?, from Academy Award-winning director Morgan Neville launches the series.

  • July 18, 2018

    IDA announced today that it will bring Gimme Truth! to Getting Real ‘18, the only documentary film gathering of its kind in North America. This special edition of the infamous documentary game show is presented in partnership with True/False Film Fest. The wildly entertaining event is a hilarious mashup of filmmaking and investigation, where local filmmakers attempt to stump the panelists with their short doc-style videos that are entirely TRUE or entirely FALSE. The game show will be free and open to the public.

  • June 25, 2018

    Getting Real ‘18, a three-day conference presented by the International Documentary Association (IDA) in partnership with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, is the largest gathering of its kind in North America. The 2018 edition will take place September 25-27, 2018, in Los Angeles, California.