The International Documentary Association also unveiled the nominations for best short and its creative recognition award winners.
The IDA Documentary Awards on Wednesday unveiled its nominees in the categories of best feature and best short and the recipients of its creative recognition awards.
The best feature nominees are City of Ghosts, L.A. 92, Strong Island, Dina and Faces Places. The winners in that category and the best short category are decided by International Documentary Association members. L.A. 92 also scored a nomination in the ABC News VideoSource award category, where it is competing against CNN Films' Elian, Netflix's Icarus and Blood on the Mountain (co-distributed by Virgil Films) and Kino Lorber's Obit.
“The diverse array of films nominated this year underscore the vibrancy and elasticity of documentary form,” IDA executive director Simon Kilmurry said in a statement. “These films address the most urgent contemporary global matters — and the most intimate emotional territory. All of them demonstrate the courage and ingenuity of nonfiction media makers.”
In terms of the creative recognition award winners, Rodrigo Trejo Villanueva won for best cinematography for his work on Machines; Bill Morrison won for best editing for his work on Dawson City: Frozen Time; Dan Romer and Benh Zeitlin won for best music for their original score for Brimstone and Glory; and Chico Pereira, Manuel Pereira and Gabriel Molera won for best writing for Donkeyote.hunker down together and fight our asses off.""]
The IDA also will honor director Marcel Mettelsiefen's Watani: My Homeland with the Pare Lorentz Award, with Joe Berlinger's Intent to Destroy receiving a special mention in that category.
The best limited series nominees are HBO's The Defiant Ones; Netflix's The Keepers; Ken Burns' The Vietnam War for PBS; Spike's Time: The Kalief Browder Story, executive produced by Jay-Z; and Daughters of Destiny.
The best episodic series nominees are CNN's Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown; Netflix's Chef's Table; A&E's Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath; National Geographic's Mars; and BBC America's Planet Earth II.
The 33rd annual IDA Awards will take place Saturday, Dec. 9, at Los Angeles' Paramount Theatre.
A full list of nominees follows.
Watani: My Homeland
Director: Marcel Mettelsiefen
Intent to Destroy
Director: Joe Berlinger
Blood On The Mountain
?Directors: Mari-Lynn Evans and Jordan Freeman
??Directors: Tim Golden and Ross McDonnell
??Gravitas Ventures, CNN Films
?Director: Bryan Fogel
??Directors: Dan Lindsay & TJ Martin
??Director: Vanessa Gould?
?Executive Producer: Mark Samels
??Executive Producer: Anders Bruus?
??Executive Producers: Lois Vossen and Sally Jo Fifer
?Executive Producers: Justine Nagan and Chris White?
?Executive Producers: Rachel Raney and Amy Shumaker
??UNC-TV, South Carolina ETV, NETA and WORLD
Daughters of Destiny
?Executive Producer: Vanessa Roth?
The Defiant Ones
?Executive Producers: Allen Hughes, Doug Pray, Andrew Kosove, Broderick Johnson, Laura Lancaster, Michael Lombardo, Gene Kirkwood, and Jerry Longarzo?
?Executive Producers: Ryan White and Jessica Hargrave
The Vietnam War
?Executive Producer: Ken Burns?
TIME: The Kalief Browder Story
?Executive Producers: Jenner Furst, Nick Sandow, Julia Willoughby Nason, Michael Gasparro, Shawn “JAY Z” Carter, Sharon Levy, Chachi Senior
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
?Executive Producers: Anthony Bourdain, Christopher Collins, Lydia Tenaglia and Sandra Zweig?
Executive Producers: David Gelb, Matthew Weaver, Brian McGinn, Andrew Fried, Dane Lillegard and Matthew Hilliard?
Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath
?Executive Producers: Leah Remini, Aaron Saidman, Alex Weresow, Devon-Graham-Hammonds, Elaine Frontain Bryant and Amy Savitsky
?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?
Executive Producer: Michael Gunton
?BBC AMERICA/BBC Worldwide
Field of Vision?
Executive Producers: Laura Poitras, AJ Schnack and Charlotte Cook?
?Field of Vision?
Shorts on Time?
?Executive Producer: Julie Parker Benello?
The Guardian documentaries?
?Executive Producers: Charlie Phillips and Lindsay Poulton??
The New York Times Op-Docs?
?Executive Producer: Kathleen Lingo??
The New York Times?
The Secret Life of Muslims??
Executive Producers: Joshua Seftel and Reza Aslan?
Director: Ray Whitehouse?University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
?Director: Maayan Arad? of National Film and Television School (United Kingdom)
How To Make A Pearl?
Director: Jason Hanasik? of UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
Man on Fire?
Director: Joel Fendelman?University of Texas, Austin
Director: Priscilla Gonzalez Sainz? oof Stanford University
City of Ghosts
Director/Producer: Matthew Heineman
Directors/Producers: Antonio Santini and Dan Sickles
Directors: Agnès Varda and JR
Cohen Media Group
Directors: Dan Lindsay & TJ Martin
Producers: Jonathan Chinn, Simon Chinn, Tim Pastore, Matt Renner and Sarah Gibson
Director/Producer: Yance Ford
Producer Joslyn Barnes
Director: Laura Checkoway
Producer: Thomas Lee Wright
Directors/Producers: Violeta Ayala and Dan Fallshaw
Heaven Is A Traffic Jam On The 405
Director/Producer: Frank Stiefel
Director: Jacob LaMendola
Producers: Jacob LaMendola, Mary Beth Minthorn, Milos S. Silber and Todd Wiseman Jr.
Mr. Connolly Has ALS
Director/Producer: Dan Habib
Impact Media Partners
The Rabbit Hunt Director: Patrick Bresnan
Producer: Ivete Lucas
Cinematography by: Rodrigo Trejo Villanueva
Dawson City: Frozen Time
Edited by: Bill Morrison
Brimstone & Glory
Original Score by: Dan Romer and Benh Zeitlin
Written by: Chico Pereira, Manuel Pereira and Gabriel Molera
Scottish Documentary Institute