2005 IDA Distinguished Documentary Achievement Awards Nominees


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Feature Documentaries

The Boys of Baraka
Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady, Cara Mertes, Sally Jo Fifer
Loki Films, ITVS, PBS, P.O.V. /American Documentary

Cowboy del Amor
Michèle Ohayon, Theo Van de Sande
Homeland Film Productions Inc., Netflix Inc., Showtime Networks

Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
Alex Gibney, Jason Kliot, Susan Motamed, Joana Vicente
HDNet Films, Magnolia Pictures

Favela Rising    *Winner
Jeff Zimbalist, Matt Mochary
Stealth Films, Sidetrack Films, Voy Pictures, THINKFilm, HBO/Cinemax Documentary Films

The Last Campaign
Wayne Ewing
Wayne Ewing Films, Inc

The Last Cowboy
Jon Alpert
Downtown Community Television Center (DCTV), ITVS/Independent Lens, PBS

Mad Hot Ballroom
Marilyn Agrelo, Amy Sewell
Just One Productions, Paramount Classics

Mission Accomplished
Sean Langan, Ben Summers, Simon Ford
BBC, Cinema Libre Distribution

Murderball
Henry Alex Rubin, Dana Adam Shapiro, Jeff Mandel
Eat Films, LLC, THINKFilm, A&E Indie Films, MTV Films, Participant Productions

New Eldorado
Tibor Kocsis
Flora Film International Ltd.

Our Brand is Crisis   *Winner
Rachel Boynton
Boynton Films, Films Transit

Street Fight
Marshall Curry, Liz Garbus, Rory Kennedy, Cara Mertes, Sally Jo Fifer
Marshall Curry Productions, LLC, Moxie Firecracker Films, ITVS, P.O.V./American Documentary, PBS

Why We Fight
Eugene Jarecki, Susannah Shipman
Charlotte Street Films, Sony Pictures Classics

 

IDA/ABCNews VideoSource Award

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: Fidel Castro
Adriana Bosch, Mark Samels, Sharon Grimberg
WGBH Educational Foundation, PBS

Ballets Russes
Dan Geller, Dayna Goldfine
Geller/Goldfine Productions, Zeitgeist Films

Enron:  The Smartest Guys in the Room
Alex Gibney, Jason Kliot, Susan Motamed, Joana Vicente
HDNet Films, Magnolia Pictures

Excellent Cadavers
Marco Turco, Vania Del Borgo, Marco Visalberghi
Doclab Sri in association with Artline Films, First Hand Films

FDR: A Presidency Revealed
David C. Taylor, Susan Werbe
Team Productions, The History Channel

Rwanda: Do Scars Ever Fade?   *Winner
Paul Freedman, Bill Brummel, Margaret Kim
Bill Brummel Productions, The History Channel

Same Sex America
Henry Corra, Alex Johnson
Corra Films, Inc./K2 Pictures, 7th Art Releasing, Showtime Networks

Sir! No Sir!
David Zeiger, Evangeline Griego
Displaced Films, Louise Rosen Ltd.

Why We Fight
Eugene Jarecki, Susannah Shipman
Charlotte Street Films, Sony Pictures Classics,

WMD (Weapons of Mass Deception)
Danny Schechter, Steve Green, Rory O'Connor
Globalvision Inc., Cinema Libre Distribution, Mercury Media,

 

Pare Lorentz Award

America's Lost Landscape:  The Tallgrass Prairie   *Winner
David O'Shields, Daryl Smith
New Light Media, PBS

The Devil's Miner
Kief Davidson, Richard Ladkani
Urban Landscapes Productions, LA Mita LoCa Films, PBS, Independent Lens, Zoo 6

Favela Rising
Jeff Zimbalist, Matt Mochary
THINKFilm, HBO/Cinemax Documentary Films, Stealth Films, Sidetrack Films, Voy Pictures

Granito de Arena (Grain of Sand)
Jill Irene Freidberg
Corrugated Films

Homeland:  Four Portraits of Native Action
Roberta Grossman, Lisa B. Thomas
Katahdin Foundation, Native American Public Telecommunications, PBS

March of the Penguins
Luc Jacquet, Yves Darondeau, Christophe Lioud
Bonne Pioche, Warner Independent Pictures, National Geographic Feature Films

New Eldorado
Tibor Kocsis
Flora Film International Ltd.

The Power of Harmony
Ginny Martin, Andy Streitfeld
AMS Production Group, Think Entertainment

National Geographic's Strange Days on Planet Earth  *Honorable Mention
John Rubin, Rob Whittlesey, Ron Bowman, Jonathan Halperin, David Elisco, Nancy Burnett, Richard Hutton, Michael Rosenfeld, Mark Shelley
Sea Studios Foundation, Vulcan Productions, National Geographic Television and Film, WGBH Boston, PBS

 

Continuing Series

 

American Experience
Mark Samels, executive producer
Sharon Grimberg, series producer
WGBH Boston, PBS
Episodes Submitted:

  • The Fight (Barak Goodman, dir./prod.)
  • Mary Pickford (Sue Williams, dir./prod.; Kathryn Dietz, prod.)
  • RFK (David Grubin, dir./prod.)
  • Victory in the Pacific (Austin Hoyt, dir./prod.; Melissa Martin, prod.)

 

CNN Presents   *Winner
Sid Bedingfield, executive producer
Jody Gottlieb, executive director
CNN Productions, CNN
Episodes Submitted:

  • High Stakes (John Valadez, dir./prod.)
  • Homicide in Hollenbeck (Anderson Cooper, corr.)
  • Impact of Terror (Tim Wolochatiuk, dir.; Simcha Jacobovici and Ric Bienstock, prods.)
  • Reasonable Doubt (Robin Mejia, Ken Shiffman, prods./dirs.)

 

 

NOVA
Paula S. Apsell, senior executive producer
Alan Ritski, managing director
Melanie Wallace, senior series producer
Jennifer Pearce, co-producer
Laura LeMarr, senior producer
WGBH International, PBS
Episodes Submitted:

  • The Most Dangerous Woman in America (Nancy Porter, dir./wtr.; Peter Frumkin, prod.)
  • Saving the National Treasures (Ellen Hovde and Muffie Meyer, dirs./prods.; Ronald H. Bluner, wtr.)
  • The Wave that Shook the World (Lara Acaster and Alex Williams, dirs.; Martin Williams, prod./wtr.; Joseph McMaster, prod.)
  • Welcome to Mars (Mark David, dir./prod./wtr.)

 

Lyndal's Lifeline
Mark Wild, executive producer for Animal Planet
Simon Willock, executive producer for Southern Star Entertainment
Mark Strickson, director; Lyndal Davies, producer
Animal Planet International, Southern Star Entertainment
Episodes Submitted:

  • Chimps bUnder Fire
  • Elephant Alert
  • Koala Crisis
  • World's Busiest Wildlife Hospital

 

The Deadliest Catch
Thom Beers, executive producer for Original Productions
Tracy Green, co-executive producer
Jeff Conroy, supervising producer
Dean Ollins, senior producer
Rick Deppe, Nat Havholm, Monica M. Martino, Chris Nee, Ethan Prochnik, Cherie Silvera, Todd Stanley, episode producers
David McKillop, executive producer for Discovery Channel
Episodes Submitted:

  • Beat the Clock
  • Dead of Winter
  • Lady Luck
  • Man Overboard
  • Original Productions, Discovery Channel

 

Limited Series

 

And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip Hop
Dana Heinz Perry, Richard Lowe, Russell Simmons
Perry Films,VH1

FDR: A Presidency Revealed
David C. Taylor, Susan Werbe
Team Productions, The History Channel

NOVA: Origins
Alice Harper, Joseph McMaster, Julia Cort, Larry Klein, Thomas Levenson, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Melanie Wallace, Alan Ritsko, Paula Apsell
A Pioneer Film & TV production for NOVA/WGBH and Channel 4; a Thomas Levenson Productions and Unicorn Projects, Inc. production for WGBH/Boston.

Rwanda: Do Scars Ever Fade?
Paul Freedman, Bill Brummel, Margaret Kim
Bill Brummel Productions, The History Channel

The Staircase   *Winner
Jean-Xavier de Lestrade, Denis Poncet, Allyson Luchak
Maha Productions, Sundance Channel

 

Short Documentaries

 

A Note of Triumph:  The Golden Age of Norwin Corwin
Eric Simonson, Corinne Marrinan
Noma Films LLC

The Children of Leningradsky *Winner
Hanna Polak, Andrzej Celinsky
HBO/Cinemax Documentary Films

Phantom Limb
Jay Rosenblatt
HBO/Cinemax Documentary Films

Positively Naked
Arlene Donnelly Nelson, David Nelson, Helen Hood Scheer
Juntos Films, HBO/Cinemax Documentary Flms

Something's Brewing in Shiner
Mike Woolf, Karen Yates
Beef and Pie Productions

 

IDA/David L. Wolper Student Documentary Achievement Award

 

Back to Life
Samantha Reynolds, Nora Donaghy, Tracy Wilson
University of Southern California

The Color of Love *Winner
Maryam Keshavarz
New York University

Freedom from Despair
Brenda Brkusic
Chapman University

Love to Hate, Hate to Love
Brian Chang
New York University

Paris 1951
Jasmin Gordon
Stanford University

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