The IDA Documentary Awards is the world's most prestigious event dedicated to the documentary genre, celebrating the best nonfiction films and programs of the year.

This year, IDA received 747 submissions including 314 documentary features, 137 documentary shorts, 172 documentary series, 54 student films, 29 music documentaries, and 41 audio documentaries and podcasts. 32% of submissions were international productions or co-productions. The nominees are selected by independent committees of 228 documentary makers, curators, critics, and industry experts from 44 countries. 51% of the committee identified as female, 59% as BIPOC, 20% as LGBTQ+ and 2% as disabled.

See the Nominations


Member Voting

Only IDA members select the Best Feature and Best Short of the year! Become a member today to stream all 20 nominees from anywhere in the world beginning December 13.

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Awards Ceremony

Saturday, February 5, 2022
Paramount Studios
5555 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Tickets on sale early January.