The nominees have been announced for the 38th IDA Documentary Awards, and 9 WMM films and filmmakers are on the list!
New acquisition LOVE, BARBARA (dir. Brydie O’Connor), which was also made with the support of our Production Assistance program, has been nominated for Best Documentary Short. Told through the lens and love of her partner of over 30 years, Florrie Burke, the film blends cinematic imagery and archival materials to offer a touching tribute to the pioneering lesbian experimental filmmaker, Barbara Hammer. (Sign up to be notified when this film is available to order.)
WMM release FANNIE LOU HAMER’S AMERICA (dir. Joy Davenport, prod. Monica Land), which broadcast on WORLD CHANNEL, has been nominated for Best TV Feature Documentary or miniseries. Produced by Fannie Lou Hamer’s grand-niece Monica Land, this documentary is a portrait of a civil rights activist and the injustices in America that made her work essential. (Learn more, buy, or book a screening.)
NOTHING COMPARES (Dir. Kathryn Ferguson), made with the support of the WMM Production Assistance Program, has been nominated for Best Music Documentary.
Program alums Laura Poitras and Sara Dosa have also been nominated for Best Director, and their new films (ALL THE BEAUTY AND THE BLOODSHED and FIRE OF LOVE, respectively) have been nominated for Best Feature Documentary. Program alums Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing’s ENDANGERED has been nominated for Best TV Documentary or miniseries. Program alum Sarah Archambault has won the ABC News VideoSource Award with RIOTSVILLE, U.S.A. and program alum Rory Kennedy was nominated for the same award for DOWNFALL: THE CASE AGAINST BOEING.