Trophies from the 34th Annual IDA Documentary Awards are lined up on a shelf.

Since 1984, the IDA Documentary Awards have recognized a diverse range of emerging and established filmmakers, and expanded to include recognition of artistic direction, audio documentaries, documentary journalism and music documentaries, as well as individual honors such as the Courage Under Fire Award and Career Achievement Award.

Submissions

Submissions to the 38th Annual IDA Documentary Awards will open on May 26, 2022. Learn more about our call for entries here

Member Voting

IDA Members receive the exclusive benefit of streaming all the Best Feature and Best Short nominees from anywhere in the world, selecting their favorites through an online judging portal. If you aren’t already a member, join the IDA family today and become a part of the world’s most distinguished documentary awards ceremony!