The annual IDA Documentary Awards Gala, to be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019 in the Paramount Theater at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles, is the world's most prestigious awards event dedicated to documentary film. For 30 years, IDA has celebrated and recognized the most groundbreaking documentary films of the year. In addition to honoring both individuals and organizations for outstanding achievements in documentary filmmaking and contributions to the field, the IDA Documentary Awards recognize the year's best documentary productions.
This year the IDA received 785 submissions including 375 documentary features, 153 documentary shorts, 124 documentary series, 89 student films, 48 music documentaries and 44 podcasts. A record forty percent of submissions were international productions or co-productions.
This year's nominees include: IDA Awards 2019 Nominees
This year's honorees include: IDA 2019 Honorees
- Career Achievement Award: Freida Lee Mock
- Courage Under Fire Award: Waad al-Kateab
- Emerging Documentary Filmmaker Award: Rachel Lears
- Truth to Power Award: Leah Remini
- Pioneer Award: Cinereach
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