‘Icarus,’ ‘LA 92’ Among Initial IDA Documentary Awards Nominees

The International Documentary Assn. has announced its initial round of nominees for the 33rd annual IDA Documentary Awards.

Nominations for best feature and short, along with awards for creative recognition, will be announced on Nov. 1.

The 33rd annual IDA Documentary Awards will take place on Dec. 9.

Pare Lorentz Award

“Watani: My Homeland” (Recipient)
Director: Marcel Mettelsiefen

“Intent to Destroy” (Special Mention)
Director: Joe Berlinger

ABC News VideoSource Award

“Blood On The Mountain” (Virgil Films/Netflix)
Directors: Mari-Lynn Evans and Jordan Freeman

“Elián” (Gravitas Ventures, CNN Films)
Directors: Tim Golden and Ross McDonnell

Icarus” (Netflix)
Director: Bryan Fogel

LA 92” (National Geographic)
Directors: Dan Lindsay & TJ Martin

“Obit.” (Kino Lorber)
Director: Vanessa Gould

Best Curated Series Award

“American Experience” (PBS)
Executive Producer: Mark Samels

“Dokumania” (DR)
Executive Producer: Anders Bruus

“Independent Lens” (PBS)
Executive Producers: Lois Vossen and Sally Jo Fifer

“POV” (PBS)
Executive Producers: Justine Nagan and Chris White

“REEL SOUTH” (UNC-TV, South Carolina ETV, NETA and WORLD)
Executive Producers: Rachel Raney and Amy Shumaker

Best Limited Series Award

“Daughters of Destiny” (Netflix)
Executive Producer: Vanessa Roth

“The Defiant Ones” (HBO)
Executive Producers: Allen Hughes, Doug Pray, Andrew Kosove, Broderick Johnson, Laura Lancaster, Jerry Longarzo, Michael Lombardo, and Gene Kirkwood

“The Keepers” (Netflix)
Executive Producers: Ryan White and Jessica Hargrave

“The Vietnam War” (PBS/WETA)
Executive Producer: Ken Burns

“TIME: The Kalief Browder Story” (Spike)
Executive Producers: Jenner Furst and Nick Sandow

Best Episodic Series Award

“Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” (CNN)
Executive Producers: Anthony Bourdain, Christopher Collins, Lydia Tenaglia and Sandra Zweig

“Chef’s Table” (Netflix)
Executive Producers: David Gelb, Matthew Weaver, Brian McGinn, Andrew Fried, Dane Lillegard and Matthew Hilliard

“Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath” (A&E)
Executive Producers: Leah Remini, Aaron Saidman, Alex Weresow, Devon-Graham-Hammonds, Elaine Frontain Bryant and Amy Savitsky

“MARS” (National Geographic)
Executive Producers: Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Michael Rosenberg, Dave O’Connor, Jon Kamen, Tommy Turtle, David Sirulnick, Jonathan Silberberg, Lorenzo Mieli, Everardo Gout, Justin Wilkes, Tim Pastore, Matt Renner, Robert Palumbo, and David Sirulneck

“Planet Earth II” (BBC AMERICA/BBC Worldwide)
Executive Producer: Michael Gunton

Best Short Form Series Award

“Field of Vision” (Field of Vision)
Executive Producers: Laura Poitras, AJ Schnack and Charlotte Cook

“Shorts on Time”
Executive Producers: Julie Parker Benello

The Guardian documentaries (The Guardian)
Executive Producers: Charlie Phillips and Lindsay Poulton

The New York Times Op-Docs (The New York Times)
Executive Producer: Kathleen Lingo

“The Secret Life of Muslims” (Vox)
Executive Producers: Joshua Seftel and Reza Aslan

David L. Wolper Student Documentary Award

“Believers” (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Director: Ray Whitehouse

“Chomo” (National Film and Television School – United Kingdom)
Director: Maayan Arad

“How To Make A Pearl” (UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism)
Director: Jason Hanasik

“Man on Fire” (University of Texas, Austin)
Director: Joel Fendelman

“Room 140” (Stanford University)
Director: Priscilla Gonzalez Sainz

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