‘Citizenfour,’ ‘Finding Vivian Maier’ Receive IDA Nominations

Laura Poitras’ Edward Snowden documentary “Citizenfour,” “Finding Vivian Maier,” “Point and Shoot,” “The Salt of the Earth” and “Tales of the Grim Sleeper” have received nominations for best documentary from the International Documentary Association.

The awards will be presented Dec. 5 at Paramount Studios.

The nominated films focus heavily on photography and current events.

“Vivian Maier” is directed by John Maloof and Charlie Siskel and investigates a previously neglected photographer. “Point and Shoot”  is Marshall Curry’s portrait of an American filmmaker imprisoned in Libya; “Salt of the Earth,” from Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado focuses on Salgago’s photographer father.

Nick Broomfield’s “Tales of the Grim Sleeper” is an investigation into a series of murders in South Central Los Angeles over a 25-year period.

Finding Vivian Maier” also won the award for best writing as part of the IDA’s Creative Recognition awards, along with “Elevator” for cinematography, “Last Days in Vietnam” for editing and “Alfred and Jakobine” for music.

Short film nods were given to Kelly Hucker and James Fleming’s “Ghost Train,” Tomasz Sliwinski’s “Our Curse,” Edgar Barens’ “Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall,” Andrew Hinton and Johnny Burke’s “Tashi and the Monk” and Manuel Abramovich’s “The Queen.”

In the TV categories, best limited series nominations included “Cosmos,” “The Sixties” and “Years of Living Dangerously”; best episodic seriesnods went to “Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown,” “Morgan Spurlock Inside Man” and “Vice.”; best short form series went to “A Short History of the Highrise” and “Op-Docs.”



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