International Documentary Association
International Documentary Association (IDA), founded in 1982, is a non-profit organization promoting documentary film, video and new media, to support the efforts of documentary film and video makers around the world and to increase public appreciation and demand for the art of the documentary.Based in Los Angeles, the IDA has approximately 2,800 members in 53 countries, providing a forum for supporters and suppliers of documentary film making.The organization publishes a magazine, Documentary.It presents the annual IDA Awards in the following categories: Distinguished Documentary Achievement, Career Achievement, Preservation and Scholarship Award, ABC News VideoSource Award, Donnet Emerging Documentary Filmmaker Award, Alan Ett Music Award, Pare Lorent Award.
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There were two TV programs I never missed once my father relented and let us have a television set: Miss America and the Academy Awards. I wanted to grow up to be Miss America (didn't every girl growing up in the 50s in the South?) and I wanted to walk the red carpet at the Oscar ceremony.
On the heels of the International Documentary Association's Docuweeks annual August kickoff, Current TV launched a five-part celebration, 50 Documentaries To See Before You Die on August 2 hosted by energetic documentarian Morgan Spurlock.
Film News: "Waste Land," "Bhutto" among docs to be feted at Dec. 3 event -- The International Documentary Association has named the recipients of this year's special awards to be given at a ceremony at the DGA Theater on Friday.