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IDA Enterprise Documentary Fund

Many filmmakers have a certain anxiety about submitting their films to funders, and with the pandemic shaping our capacities and capabilities in the
Now is the time to act with intentionality; we need to stop meandering in search of the right way forward. Deep introspection and consideration of
Poh succeeds Carrie Lozano who joined the Sundance Institute as Director, Documentary Film Program in Fall 2020.
IDA also announced that filmmaker Manuel Acuña would be the first recipient of the IDA Netflix Global Emerging Filmmaker Award - a grant of $25,000.
The feature documentary shortlist includes 30 films from 21 countries. 38% of directors and 55% of producers are women, 30% of directors and 28% identify as BIPOC. Additionally, 8% of directors and 7% of producers are LGBTQ. 5% of directors and 3% of producers are disabled.
13 films to receive a total of $850,000 in production funds and 2 emerging women filmmakers of color receiving Logan Elevate Grants of $25,000 each.
Film festivals are so crucial to launching your film, giving it that initial exposure to key thought leaders in the press, test-driving it in front of
86% of Funded Projects Directed or Produced by Women IDA Announces. IDA also announced the inaugural class of Documentary Magazine Editorial Fellows.
When IDA launched the Enterprise Documentary Fund at Sundance 2017, the festival coincided with the Women's March and Trump's inauguration. The
John Haptas and Kristine Samuelson co-directed the Oscar-nominated documentary short Life Overtakes Me , an IDA Enterprise Documentary Fund grantee