'Wire' and 'Waltz' wow IDAs


James Marsh's "Man on Wire" and Ari Folman's "Waltz With Bashir" tied for Distinguished Feature honors at the International Documentary Assn.'s 2008 IDA Documentary Awards.

At Friday's ceremony hosted by Morgan Spurlock at the DGA Theater in Los Angeles, the new Audience Award was given to Chris Taylor's "Food Fight," which looks at the organic food movement in California.

Short film honors went to Amanda Micheli and Isabel Vega's "La Corona," about a beauty pageant inside a women's prison in Colombia.

The inaugural Avid Excellence in Editing Award was presented to filmmaker Sam Pollard, who is editing a documentary about Barack Obama that will air on HBO. (partialdiff)