Awards Host Maz Jobrani.

33rd Annual IDA Documentary Awards

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Paramount Theatre, Los Angeles

Hosted by Maz Jobrani

The IDA Documentary Awards is the world's most significant recognition of the best nonfiction films and programs of the year.


Early-bird tickets for the 33rd Annual IDA Documentary Awards are now on sale! Join us for a gala evening celebrating the best nonfiction films and programs of 2017. The event includes an awards ceremony and catered after-party under the stars.

Become an IDA member to vote for Best Feature and Best Short Documentary and save 35% on tickets. Early bird ticket sale ends October 27.



May 24:

Call for Entries submissions open

June 12:

Early deadline

July 7:

Regular deadline

July 7 - Oct 20:

Judging window (all categories)

Sept 12:

Honorees announcement

Sept 15 - Oct 20:

Nomination voting (features)

November 1:

Nominations announcement

Nov 6 - Dec 3:

IDA member voting period for Best Feature and Best Short

December 9:

IDA Documentary Awards ceremony

(Dates subject to change)


Maz Jobrani was a founding member of The Axis of Evil Comedy Tour, which aired on Comedy Central in 2007. He currently stars in the CBS sitcom Superior Donuts. Maz's first original Netflix standup special was Immigrant and he has had three solo specials on Showtime including: Brown and Friendly, I Come in Peace, and I'm Not a Terrorist, But I've Played One on TV. He is a regular panelist on NPR's "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me." His LA Times Best Selling Book, I'm Not a Terrorist But I've Played One on TV, was published by Simon & Schuster. Maz executive produced Everything Must Change, a documentary about his sister's battle with breast cancer.