'Aileen,' 'Corporation' among 14 singled out by org

See Nominees

The Intl. Documentary Assn. has unrolled its list of nominees for the 20th annual IDA Distinguished Documentary Awards. Kudofest will be held Dec. 10 at the Directors Guild of America Theater.

“Fahrenheit 9/11,” “Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer” and “Control Room” are among the 14 nominees in the feature category, from which two winners will be chosen. The three other categories are short, limited series and continuing series.

The IDA also will hand out the Pare Lorentz Award for the film with the most “activist spirit” and the ABC News VideoSource Award for the film that best incorporates news footage.

And the nominees are…

FEATURE

“Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer,” Nick Broomfield, Joan Churchill, Jo Human; Lafayette Films, Lantern Lane Entertainment, Channel 4 Television, HBO

“Being Dorothy,” Howard Goldberg, Ina Fichman; Distribution La Fete, Prods. La Fete

“Born Into Brothels,” Zana Briski, Ross Kaufman, Geralyn White Dreyfous, Pamela Boll; ThinkFilm, HBO Cinemax Documentary Films

“Control Room,” Jehane Noujaim, Hani Salama, Rosadel Varela; Magnolia Pictures, Films Transit Intl.

“The Corporation,” Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott, Bart Simpson; Big Picture Media, Zeitgeist Films

“Fahrenheit 9/11,” Michael Moore, Kathleen Glynn, Jim Czarnecki; Dog Eat Dog Films, Lions Gate Films, IFC Films, Fellowship Adventure Group, Sony/Columbia TriStar

“Hiding and Seeking,” Oren Rudavsky, Menachem Baum; Oren Rudavsky Prods., First Run Features, ITVS, PBS

“Home of the Brave,” Paola di Florio, Nancy Dickerson; Counterpoint Films, Emerging Pictures

“Juvies,” Leslie Neale, Traci Odom; Chance Films

“La Vie comme elle va” (As Life Goes By), Jean-Henri Meunier, Jacques Perrin, Christophe Barratier; Galatee Films

“Metallica: Some Kind of Monster,” Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky; @radical.media, IFC Films

“Music From the Inside Out,” Daniel Anker; Anker Prods.

“The Take,” Avi Lewis, Naomi Klein; National Film Board of Canada, First Run/Icarus Films

“Word Wars,” Eric Chaikin, Julian Petrillo, Udy Epstein; E-Wolf, Seventh Art Releasing, Discovery Times Channel

SHORT

“Chernobyl Heart,” Maryann DeLeo; DCTV, HBO

“God Sleeps in Rwanda,” Kimberlee Acquaro, Stacy Sherman; in association with Film Wranglers

“The Life of Kevin Carter,” Dan Krauss

“Mighty Times Vol. 2: The Children’s March,” Robert Hudson, Bobby Houston; Tell the Truth Pictures, HBO

“Parents of the Year,” James D. Scurlock; Trueworks, Buzztaxi

LIMITED SERIES

“The Blues,” Martin Scorsese, Paul G. Allen, Jody Patton, Ulrich Felsberg, Peter Schwartzkopff, Alex Gibney, Margaret Bodde, Charles Burnett, Clint Eastwood, Mike Figgis, Mark Levin, Richard Pearce, Wim Wenders; Vulcan Prods./Reverse Angle in association with Jigaaw Prods. and Cappa Prods., HanWay Films, CS Associates, PBS

“Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire,” Deborah Ann DeSnoo, Lyn Goldfarb; Lyn Goldfarb Prods., Plug-In, Devillier Donegan Enterprises, PBS

“The New Americans,” Susana Aikin, Carol Aparicio, Jerry Blumenthal, Steve James, Indu Krishnan, Gordon Quinn, Renee Tajima-Pena, Gita Saedi; Kartemquin Films, Roco Films, ITVS/Independent Lens/PBS

“American Experience: New York: A Documentary Film — The Center of the World, Episode Eight (1946-2003),” Ric Burns, Marilyn Ness; Steeplechase Films, WGBH Boston, PBS

CONTINUING SERIES

“American Experience,” Mark Samels, executive producer; Sharon Grinberg, series producer; Susan Mottau, coordinating producer; WGBH Boston, PBS

“American Masters,” Susan Lacy, George Feltenstein, Roger Mayer, executive producers; Julie Sacks, supervising producer; Prudence Glass, series producer; Thirteen/WNET, PBS

“CNN Presents,” Sid Bedingfield, executive producer; CNN

“Frontline,” David Fanning, senior executive producer; Michael Sullivan, executive producer for special projects; WGBH Boston, PBS

PARE LORENTZ AWARD

“AIDS Orphans: Lost Childhood (F),” Brian Woods, John Grassie, Richard Klein; True Vision Prods., BBC, Discovery Health

“Deadline,” Katy Chevigny, Kirsten Johnson, Dallas Brennan; Big Mouth Prods., Dateline NBC, Home Vision Entertainment

“God Sleeps in Rwanda,” Kimberlee Acquaro, Stacy Sherman; Film Wranglers

“Hong Kong Connection — Children in Need,” Phoebe Chan, Yvonne Ng; Radio Television Hong Kong

“Impact of Terror,” Tim Wolochatiuk, Simcha Jacobovici, Ric Esther Bienstock; Associated Producers, Alliance Atlantis

“Life Running out of Control,” Bertram Verhaag, Michel Morales; Denkmal Films, Haidisch Films, Dentmal Filmgesellschaft

“The New Americans,” Susana Aikin, Carlos Aparicio, Jerry Blumenthal, Steve James, Indu Krishnan, Gordon Quinn, Renee Tajima-Pena, Gita Saedi; Kartemquin Films, Roco Films, ITVS/Independent Lens/PBS

“Oil on Ice,” Bo Boudart, Dale Djerassi; Oil on Ice Partners

“Super Size Me,” Morgan Spurlock; the Con, Samuel Goldwyn Films/Roadside Attractions, Showtime

“Tales of the San Joaquin,” Christopher Beaver, Judy Irving; Christopher Beaver Films

“Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart,” Amy Finkel; Zing! Prods.

IDA/ABC NEWS VIDEOSOURCE AWARD

“American Experience: Bataan Rescue,” Peter Jones, David Axelrod, Mark Samels, Margaret Drain; WGBH Boston, PBS

“American Masters: None Without Sin — Elia Kazan, Arthur Miller and the Blacklist,” Michael Epstein, Susan Lacy, George Feltenstein, Roger Mayer, Julie Sacks, Prudence Glass; Thirteen/WNET, PBS

“Chisholm ’72 — Unbought & Unbossed,” Shola Lynch, Ramon Hervey, Phil Bertelsen; Realside Prods., Lantern Lane Entertainment, P.O.V./PBS

“Fahrenheit 9/11,” Michael Moore, Kathleen Glynn, Jim Czarnecki; Dog Eat Dog Films, Lions Gate Films, IFC Films, Fellowship Adventure Group, Sony/Columbia TriStar

“Home of the Brave,” Paola di Florio, Nancy Dickerson; Counterpoint Films, Emerging Pictures

“Imelda,” Ramona S. Diaz; Cinediaz, Unico Entertainment, Independent Lens/PBS

“Negroes With Guns: Rob Williams and Black Power,” Sandra Dickson, Churchill Roberts; Documentary Institute

“Terror in Moscow,” Dan Reed, Mark Franchetti; Mentorn, Channel 4 Intl.

Filed Under:

Follow @Variety on Twitter for breaking news, reviews and more
Post A Comment 0