Whether you’re a filmmaker, work in the industry, or just love documentaries, the IDA has a membership that fits your needs, interests and budget. And you can feel good knowing that your annual dues help us build and serve the needs of a thriving documentary culture.

Membership Levels

ORDER  Doc Lover Membership $55

Perfect for the documentary enthusiasts who want to take their interest to the next level with IDA’s exclusive nonfiction programing and events.

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  • Exclusive virtual screenings of films and guest invitation (+1) for in-person showings
  • Stream the top 20 documentaries of year and vote in the IDA Documentary Awards
  • Complimentary subscription to the quarterly Documentary magazine
  • Invitations and discounts to IDA networking and public events
  • Access to and listing in our online Member Directory
  • Discounts to partner festivals and events

ORDER  Doc Maker Membership $85

Help master your craft with Doc Maker Membership, a level designed specifically for filmmakers and creators interested in joining IDA’s global network of documentary professionals.

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Filmmaker Resources

  • Access to 501(c)(3) nonprofit status through the IDA Fiscal Sponsorship program
  • Access to online seminar videos
  • Support for international members with O and P category visas
  • Receive a monthly listing of upcoming grant deadlines
  • Complimentary subscription to the quarterly Documentary magazine
  • Exclusive discounts on footage services and softwares

Events & Screenings

  • Exclusive virtual screenings of films and guest invitation (+1) for in-person viewings
  • Invitations to IDA member-exclusive and industry networking events
  • Discounts to the Getting Real conference and Artist Programming events
  • Discounts to partner festivals, events and online streaming platforms

IDA Documentary Awards

  • Discounts on competition project submissions and tickets to ceremony
  • Stream the top 20 documentaries of year and vote for Best Feature and Best Short

ORDER  Producer Membership $250

A step above Doc Maker, Producer members stand out in the crowd with additional benefits fit for professionals who run the show.

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  • All the benefits included in Doc Maker Membership
  • Complimentary access to three (3) in-person fee-based Artist Programming
  • Invitations to VIP film receptions, screenings, and parties
  • Acknowledgment in our Annual Report, Supporters page, and Documentary magazine

ORDER  Storyteller Membership $500

Storytellers are industry trend-setters. With this membership level, you can ensure you're in the “room where it happens” at IDA’s most exclusive events of the year.

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  • All the benefits included in Producer Membership
  • 50% off one submission fee for the IDA Documentary Awards
  • Invitation to IDA’s annual Sundance Party

ORDER  Indie Membership $1,000

For the true documentary cinephile, Indie Membership is for the diehard IDA fans who come back again and again for our world class programming.

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  • All the benefits included in Storyteller Membership
  • Complimentary access to all in-person fee-based Artist Programming

ORDER  Supporter Membership $2,500

Supporters are true believers in IDA’s mission of lifting documentary storytellers and championing a thriving and inclusive documentary community.

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  • All the benefits included in Indie Membership
  • One waived submission fee for the IDA Documentary Awards

ORDER  Advocate Membership $5,000

Become an advocate of IDA and documentary storytellers. This VIP membership includes passes to flagship IDA events in addition to all the other great benefits.

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  • All the benefits included in Supporter Membership
  • One complimentary ticket to the IDA Documentary Awards ceremony
  • One complimentary pass to the Getting Real conference
  • One waived application fee for IDA Fiscal Sponsorship program