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The 2019 International Documentary Association (IDA) Nominations

By Matt Neglia 

The International Documentary Association (IDA) has announced the 35th Annual IDA Documentary Awards Nominees. The 2019 Awards will be presented during a ceremony on Saturday, December 7th 2019. 

Click below to see the nominees.

2019 IDA Documentary Awards Best Feature Nominees
Advocate
American Factory
Apollo 11
For Sama
Honeyland
Midnight Family
One Child Nation
Sea of Shadows
The Biggest Little Farm
The Edge of Democracy

2019 IDA Documentary Awards Best Director Nominees
Petra Costa – The Edge of Democracy
Rachel Leah Jones and Philippe Bellaiche – Advocate
Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert – American Factory
Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov – Honeyland
Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts – For Sama

2019 IDA Documentary Awards Best Short Nominees
A Love Song for Latasha
After Maria
America
Black to Techno
Easter Snap
In the Absence
Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (if you’re a girl)
Sam and the Plant Next Door
The Nightcrawlers
Valley of the Rulers

2019 IDA Documentary Awards Best Curated Series Nominees
American Experience
BBC Storyville
Dokumania
POV
AJE Witness

2019 IDA Documentary Awards Best Episodic Series Nominees
Abstract: The Art of Design
Finding Justice
Kids Behind Bars: Life Or Parole
Living Undocumented
Our Planet

2019 IDA Documentary Awards Best Multi-Part Documentary Nominees
Chasing the Moon
Leaving Neverland
Lorena
Surviving R. Kelly
Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men

2019 IDA Documentary Awards Best Short Form Series Nominees
A Cure for Fear
A Moment in Mexico — The New York Times Op-Docs
Guardian Documentaries
POV Shorts
​The F Word

2019 IDA Documentary Awards Best Audio Documentary Nominees
Gladiator: The Aaron Hernandez Story
Headlong: Running from COPS
Heavyweight — Episode: “Skye”
Latino USA — Episode: “The Return”
A Sense of Quietness

2019 IDA Documentary Awards Best Music Documentary Nominees
Amazing Grace
Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé
The Apollo
The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash
Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men

2019 IDA Documentary Awards David L. Wolper Student Documentary Award Nominees
All That Remains
Beyond the North Winds: A Post Nuclear Reverie
Brewed in Palestine
Follow the Sun
In the Wake

2019 IDA Documentary Awards Best Cinematography Nominees
Dark Suns
Gods of Molenbeek
Honeyland
Midnight Family
When Lambs Become Lions

2019 IDA Documentary Awards Best Editing Nominees
American Factory
Apollo 11
Diego Maradona
Human Nature
Midnight Family
When Lambs Become Lions

2019 IDA Documentary Awards Best Music Score Nominees
Apollo 11
Human Nature
Sea of Shadows
The Biggest Little Farm
The Raft

2019 IDA Documentary Awards Best Writing Nominees
Always in Season
Dark Suns
The Cave
The Edge of Democracy
The Great Hack

2019 IDA Documentary Awards Pare Lorentz Award Winner
WINNER: Honeyland
HONORABLE MENTION: Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

2019 IDA Documentary Awards Honorary Awards
Amicus Award: Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
Career Achievement Award: Freida Lee Mock (Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision, Anita)
Courage Under Fire Award: Waad Al-Kateab (For Sama)
Emerging Documentary Filmmaker Award: Rachel Lears (Knock Down The House & The Hand That Feeds)
Pioneer Award: Cinereach

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. Click here for more.

What do you think of the nominees? Who do you think is the frontrunner for the Best Documentary Feature Oscar? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below or on our Twitter account.

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Matt Neglia
Matt Negliahttps://nextbestpicture.com/
Obsessed about the Oscars, Criterion Collection and all things film 24/7. Critics Choice Member.

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