International Documentary Association Awards Announced!

citizenfour_posterThe Documentary genre had its night of nights last night Laura Poitras’ Citizenfour’ took out Best Film at the 30th Annual IDA Awards. ‘Citizenfour’ focusses on the Edward Snowden affair and this marks the 2nd major Best Documentary Award the film has picked up alongside the Gotham Award.

BEST FEATURE: “Citizenfour”
Director: Laura Poitras
RADiUS-TWC, Participant Media, and HBO Documentary Films

BEST SHORT: “Tashi and the Monk”
Directors: Andrew Hinton, Johnny Burke
HBO Documentary Films

BEST CURATED SERIES: “Independent Lens”
Executive Producer: Sally Jo Fifer
Deputy Executive Producer: Lois Vossen
Independent Television Service (ITVS) in association with PBS

BEST LIMITED SERIES: “Time of Death”
Executive Producers: Cynthia Childs, Dan Cutforth, Casey Kriley, Jane Lipsitz, Alexandra Lipsitz
Co-Executive Producer: Miggi Hood, Sandy Shapiro
Showtime

BEST EPISODIC SERIES: “Our America With Lisa Ling”
Executive Producers: Amy Bucher, Gregory Henry, Lisa Ling, David Shadrack Smith
OWN

BEST SHORT FORM SERIES:
“Planet Money Makes a T-Shirt”
Executive Producer: Alex Blumberg
NPR

DAVID L. WOLPER STUDENT DOCUMENTARY AWARD:
“My Dad’s a Rocker”
Director: Zuxin Hou
University of Southern California

HUMANITAS DOCUMENTARY AWARD:
”Limited Partnership”
Director: Thomas G. Miller
PBS / Independent Lens

PARE LORENTZ AWARD: “Tashi and the Monk”
Directors: Andrew Hinton, Johnny Burke
HBO Documentary Films

ABCNEWS VIDEOSOURCE AWARD:
 “1971”
Director: Johanna Hamilton
Independent Lens/ PBS

CREATIVE RECOGNITION AWARD WINNERS

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Hatuey Viveros Lavielle, “Elevator”
BEST EDITING: Don Kleszy, “Last Days in Vietnam”
BEST MUSIC: Nick Urata, “Alfred and Jakobine”
BEST WRITING: John Maloof & Charlie Siskel, “Finding Vivian Maier”

CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD:
Robert Redford
PIONEER AWARD:
Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato
PRESERVATION AND SCHOLARSHIP AWARD:
Rithy Panh
EMERGING DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER AWARD:
 Darius Clark Monroe