Full-time Student Membership



  • Complimentary subscription to our quarterly print publication, Documentary magazine
  • Access to Doc U Online Educational Seminars
  • Access to and listing in our online Member Directory
  • Discounts to IDA public events, such as DocuDay and the IDA Documentary Awards
  • Discounts to education programs, including IDA Conversation Series and Master Classes
  • Discounts to IDA Documentary Awards submissions
  • Access to 501(c)(3) nonprofit status, through IDA Fiscal Sponsorship
  • Stream 20 documentaries online and vote for Best Feature and Best Short in the IDA Documentary Awards
  • Priority seating at IDA screenings
  • Invitation to IDA member mixers
  • Access to below-market rates for Production and E&O coverage through Front Row Insurance

To qualify for a student membership

  • You must be a full-time student
  • You must submit a photo or scan of your current student ID or Proof of Enrollment to membership@documentary.org each year
  • We reserve the right to cancel your membership if you are unable to produce proof of enrollment
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