IDA Announces Shortlists For 2022 IDA Documentary Awards

The International Documentary Association (IDA) has announced the shortlists for the 38th IDA Documentary Awards that is set to be held on December 10, 2022, at the Paramount Theater on the Paramount Studios Lot in Los Angeles. The nominee announcement is set on Friday, November 11, 2022.

Rick Pérez, IDA’s Executive Director, stated: “This year’s Best Feature Documentary and Best Short Documentary shortlists reflect a growing awareness that multiple perspectives are necessary to better reflect the worldwide popularity of the form and to recognize the global community of artists working in the field.”

Among those shortlisted for Best Feature Documentary are After A Revolution, All that Breathes, Fire of Love, Delikado, Moonage Daydream, All the Beauty and the Bloodshed, and Singing on the Rooftops.

This year’s shortlists and nominees are selected by independent committees of 310 documentary makers, curators, critics, and industry experts from 52 countries. A total of 806 submissions in all categories were received, 40% of which are internationally produced or co-produced projects from 86 countries.

The IDA Documentary Awards is the world’s most distinguished event dedicated exclusively to the documentary genre, celebrating and honoring the year’s best nonfiction films, series, audio documentaries, and programs. It seeks to represent excellence in the documentary field from around the world, by emerging and established docmakers.

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