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The 1999 IDA Documentary Awards November 1999

We honor the finalists and winners of the 15th Annual IDA Distinguished Documentary Achievement Awards.

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  • Michael Apted, a white man, looks through the camera.

    1999 Career Achievement Award: Michael Apted

    Michael Apted is an original. While most of his...
  • Mountains and blue sky line a green valley with yurts erect, from Frank Muller's 'Where the Sky Meets the Land'.

    15th Annual Distinguished Documentary Achievement Awards Nominees

    IDA/Pare Lorentz Award WHERE THE SKY MEETS THE...
  • A sign outside of Madison Square Garden from the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival.

    The New York International Independent Film & Video Festival

    "The New York International Independent Film and...
  • A cartoon shows an explorer holdings coins, disoriented on what direction to go to as the sign in the background lists a variety of outlets-- like PBS and HBO.

    The Right Pitch: Aiming for the Majors

    Any successful documentary maker will tell you...
  • A graphic of the definition of docusoap: 'a documentary following people in a particular occupation or location over a period of time.'

    Docusoaps: Dirty Laundry on the Air

    Well, it’s official. The introduction of the term...