The International Documentary Association (IDA) has announced that 28 documentaries will vie for top honors in four categories of the organization’s 19th Annual Distinguished Documentary Achievement Awards competition. Winners will be named at the IDA Awards Benefit Gala on December 12 at the Directors Guild of America Theatre in Hollywood.
Distinguished Documentary Achievement Awards will be presented in the Feature, Short, Limited Series (series of episodes with specific continuing theme, topic or subject) and Continuing Series (a single program in an on-going series) categories.
Two winners will be chosen in the Feature competition. Out of the nearly 300 films entered in this category, the following 13 documentaries received nominations: “Balseros”; “BERGA: Soldiers oF Another War”; “Capturing the Friedmans”; “Das Leben Geht Weiter” (Life Goes On); “The Day I Will Never Forget”; “Every Child is Born a Poet: The Life & Work of Piri Thomas”; “Game Over: Kasparov and the Machine”; “Lost Boys of Sudan”; “Lost in La Mancha”; My Flesh And Blood; Tupac: Resurrection; The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, and The Weather Underground.
The five documentaries competing in the Short category are “Chavez Ravine: A Los Angeles Story”; “Flip Flotsam”; “Foo-Foo Dust”; “Mighty Times: The Legacy of Rosa Parks”; and Ocularist.
For further info and nominations, visit the International Documentary Association website.