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IDA Documentary Awards: ‘All That Breathes’ Tops Winners

All that Breathes topped the 2022 IDA Documentary Awards, winning best feature and two other competitive awards. The film was previously selected as the winner of the Pare Lorentz Award. In addition to the top prize, the HBO title, which follows two brothers who run a bird hospital dedicated to rescuing injured black kites that […]

IDA Executive Director Rick Pérez to Step Down

International Documentary Association executive director Rick Pérez has decided to step down from the role after about one a half years, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The leader of the nonfiction-focused nonprofit, its first executive director of color, told staff at a meeting late on Monday that he was planning to resign from the post, […]

International Documentary Association Staffers File for Union Election

Staffers at the International Documentary Association have filed a petition for a union election with the National Labor Relations Board after management told them their group was voluntarily recognized, but they say no official paperwork was signed. Members of the Documentary Workers United group filed on Friday, after a deadline that they had given management […]

International Documentary Association Voluntarily Recognizes Staffer Union

Just two days after its workers announced they were attempting to form a union, the International Documentary Association says it has voluntarily recognized the bargaining unit allied with the Communications Workers of America. Still, those workers say the IDA hasn’t yet signed a formal document that would make it official. The IDA board announced their […]

IDA Staff Form Documentary Workers United, Reveal Plans to Organize

After the departure of nine colleagues in the past few months, staff members at the International Documentary Association have announced their intention to unionize with the Communications Workers of America. The group of workers, who are organizing under the group name Documentary Workers United, shared their plans and asked for voluntary recognition in a message […]

‘Flee,’ ‘Summer of Soul’ Top IDA Documentary Awards

Flee and Summer of Soul topped the 2022 IDA Documentary Awards on Friday night. Jonas Poher Rasmussen’s Flee, which is also nominated for the best documentary Oscar, won the top prize of best feature. Meanwhile, fellow Oscar nominated documentary Summer of Soul won three awards: best director for Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, best music documentary and […]

IDA Awards: Feature Shortlist Includes ‘Flee’ and ‘Summer of Soul,’ Leaves Off Other High-Profile Titles

Out of 314 documentary feature submissions hailing from 58 countries, Neon and Participant’s Flee and Searchlight’s Summer of Soul were the highest-profile titles that made the International Documentary Association’s shortlist, which was announced on Monday. But a considerable number of other much-discussed Oscar hopefuls were shockingly MIA, including Apple’s The Velvet Underground, Nat Geo’s The […]