You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

IDA Shutters DocuWeeks for New Screening Series

Key element of doc world revamped

In an effort to address the changing rules of the Oscars and evolving needs of filmmakers, the Intl. Documentary Assn. is replacing its 16-year-old DocuWeeks showcase with the IDA Documentary Screening Series.

The IDA Documentary Screening Series will consist of invitation-only screenings of 15 docu features, taking place between September and January. The org said the switch is the result of internal discussions that, among other things, revealed the desire for “a program that extends throughout the awards season and works in harmony with industry guilds and organizations to raise awareness for documentary films overall.”

Each screening, targeted at IDA members as well as members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and industry guilds, will include a Q&A with the filmmakers that later will be posted online.

“As the industry evolves, so will we,” IDA exec director Michael Lumpkin said. “With this new screening series, along with programs like our annual IDA Documentary Awards and DocuDay, we will continue to celebrate and champion the art of documentary filmmaking worldwide.”

From 1997-2012, 30 films from DocuWeeks were nominated for Oscars, with seven winning, including 2007’s “Taxi to the Dark Side.”

More Film

  • Progression Image 3 of 3: Final

    Film Review: Pixar's 'Coco'

    In an effort to address the changing rules of the Oscars and evolving needs of filmmakers, the Intl. Documentary Assn. is replacing its 16-year-old DocuWeeks showcase with the IDA Documentary Screening Series. The IDA Documentary Screening Series will consist of invitation-only screenings of 15 docu features, taking place between September and January. The org said […]

  • Oliver Sacks Documentary

    Film News Roundup: Paul Allen's Vulcan Productions Backs Oliver Sacks Documentary

    In an effort to address the changing rules of the Oscars and evolving needs of filmmakers, the Intl. Documentary Assn. is replacing its 16-year-old DocuWeeks showcase with the IDA Documentary Screening Series. The IDA Documentary Screening Series will consist of invitation-only screenings of 15 docu features, taking place between September and January. The org said […]

  • The Disaster Artist

    AFI Fest Adds Galas for 'Call Me by Your Name,' 'Disaster Artist,' 'Hostiles'

    In an effort to address the changing rules of the Oscars and evolving needs of filmmakers, the Intl. Documentary Assn. is replacing its 16-year-old DocuWeeks showcase with the IDA Documentary Screening Series. The IDA Documentary Screening Series will consist of invitation-only screenings of 15 docu features, taking place between September and January. The org said […]

  • Harvey Weinstein

    Colony Capital Has Three-Week Window to Avert Weinstein Co. Bankruptcy (EXCLUSIVE)

    In an effort to address the changing rules of the Oscars and evolving needs of filmmakers, the Intl. Documentary Assn. is replacing its 16-year-old DocuWeeks showcase with the IDA Documentary Screening Series. The IDA Documentary Screening Series will consist of invitation-only screenings of 15 docu features, taking place between September and January. The org said […]

  • Boo 2! A Madea Halloween

    Box Office: 'Boo 2! A Madea Halloween' to Blow Away 'Geostorm' in Slow Weekend

    In an effort to address the changing rules of the Oscars and evolving needs of filmmakers, the Intl. Documentary Assn. is replacing its 16-year-old DocuWeeks showcase with the IDA Documentary Screening Series. The IDA Documentary Screening Series will consist of invitation-only screenings of 15 docu features, taking place between September and January. The org said […]

  • Lionsgate Unveils "The World of The

    Lionsgate Unveils World's First 'Hunger Games' Theme Park

    In an effort to address the changing rules of the Oscars and evolving needs of filmmakers, the Intl. Documentary Assn. is replacing its 16-year-old DocuWeeks showcase with the IDA Documentary Screening Series. The IDA Documentary Screening Series will consist of invitation-only screenings of 15 docu features, taking place between September and January. The org said […]

  • Lawyer: Weinstein Rape Accuser's "Biggest Regret

    Lawyer: Weinstein Rape Accuser's 'Biggest Regret Is Opening That Door'

    In an effort to address the changing rules of the Oscars and evolving needs of filmmakers, the Intl. Documentary Assn. is replacing its 16-year-old DocuWeeks showcase with the IDA Documentary Screening Series. The IDA Documentary Screening Series will consist of invitation-only screenings of 15 docu features, taking place between September and January. The org said […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content