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IDA Enterprise Documentary Fund

We most often associate the radical activism of the 1960s and 1970s with people of color, students, women and veterans organizing to make systemic
Los Angeles, C.A. (October 11, 2019) – The International Documentary Association (IDA) announced today its latest cohort of 12 films receiving its
The International Documentary Association (IDA) has awarded directors Nina Alvarez and Violet Feng the 2019 Logan Elevate Grants. The Elevate Grants
Roman philosopher Seneca once said, "Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” Apparently, Rachel Lears was listening. Her self
One problem with speaking truth to power is that sometimes, the powerful don’t like it. Although filmmakers can significantly reduce the likelihood of
IDA announced sixteen grants totaling $245,000 to films through its Enterprise Documentary Fund and Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund.
As the third round of applications opens later this month on Thursday, February 28, we invited Assia Boundaoui to share her story behind the IDA Enterprise Documentary Fund funded project and what it means to be a documentary journalist.
The works of four IDA grantees will have their world premieres at the upcoming 2019 Sundance Film Festival. The films are all directed by women and include IDA Enterprise Documentary Fund Production Grantees Knock Down The House directed by Rachel Lears and One Child Nation directed by Nanfu Wang and Jialing Zhang, as well as IDA Enterprise Documentary Fund Development Grantee Life Overtakes Me, a Netflix Originals short documentary directed by John Haptas and Kristine Samuelson.
Though heroic activists have been pushing for change in policing across the country in recent years, they've mostly sprung from those communities
March 20, 2018 (Los Angeles, CA) — The International Documentary Association announced today that Jacqueline Olive’s Always In Season and Loira Limbal