Beginning 2020, the IDA Documentary Screening Series is available exclusively for IDA members. To join us for in-person Los Angeles screenings and to access on demand films, become an IDA member to gain instant access!


Purchase, renew or confirm your IDA Membership

  • PURCHASE: For those new to IDA, head to documentary.org/membership to purchase your annual membership. All membership levels include access to Screening Series.
  • RENEW: To renew your membership, please click here for instructions.
  • CONFIRM: If you have an active IDA membership, ensure you have set up your new MyIDA login and confirmed that your membership details are up to date.

Your MyIDA Login

Once you have confirmed your active membership on MyIDA, you’ll need the login credentials for the Screening Series. We recommend saving it in a secure digital Password Manager.

Please note that you must use your MyIDA login to access the IDA Documentary Screening Series. Even if you are using the same email on a separate Eventive account, it will not grant you access. Please follow the step-by-step guide on this page.


RSVP for in-person screenings

If you are located in southern California or will be in Los Angeles this fall, join us safely, back in theaters for ten screenings just like the old times.

  • On the Eventive schedule page, events tagged with “In Theater Screening” or Outdoor Screening” are in-person events.

  • Click on the film name to learn more about the film and the screening location

  • To RSVP for a showing, log into Eventive with your MyIDA credential

  • The “LOGIN” button is located at the upper right corner. Please note that if you are already logged into Eventive with another account, you must log out first.

  • On login page, click “LOGIN WITH MyIDA ACCOUNT”

  • Input your login name (username or email) and password

  • Click “Log In”

  • If your membership is active, you’ll be automatically redirected back to the series homepage.

  • Click “MEMBER RSVP” button to reserve tickets for an in-person showing.

  • Members are welcome to bring a plus one guest, simply select “2” for ticket quantity during checkout.


Pre-ordering for digital screenings

All Screening Series films are available on-demand to members all around the world!

  • watch.documentary.org is home to the series’ Virtual Cinema. You can also access the digital catalogue by clicking on "WATCH ON DEMAND SCREENINGS" from the series schedule.

  • The date and time of a film is when the screening will first become available to watch on-demand.

  • Each digital screening has a 7-day unlock period. Once you hit play, you have 24 hours to watch the film.

  • For screenings that do not have an in-person component, a digital moderated filmmaker conversation will be available at the same time as the movie itself.

  • Members can pre-order films to receive email reminders of when the films’ viewing windows open.

  • To pre-order, log into watch.documentary.org with your MyIDA credential

  • The “Login” link is located at the upper right corner. Please note that if you are already logged into Eventive with another account, you must log out first.

  • On the pop-up, click “Login with MyIDA account”

  • Input your login name (username or email) and password

  • Click “Log In”

  • If your membership is active, you’ll be automatically redirected back to watch.documentary.org

  • Click on the film poster of your desired screening

  • Click the "Pre-order now for free" button

  • Select “Pre-order with "your name" ($0)...”


Watching digital screenings

  • To access all your pre-ordered digital showings, click on the circle with your initials at the top right corner on watch.documentary.org

  • Select "My content library" from the dropdown

  • When a screening is available on-demand, the "Pre-ordered successfully" button will become a watch button.

  • Please note that once you hit play, you have 24 hours to watch the film.

  • Want to watch on your TV with Chromecast, Fire TV, Roku or Apple TV? See the Eventive Help Guide.


Canceling in-person screening RSVP

If you and your guest are no longer able to make an in-person screening at the Landmark, please cancel your tickets.


For help, please contact us at screenings@documentary.org.