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IDA Picks “Favela Rising” and “Our Brand is Crisis”

IDA Picks "Favela Rising" and "Our Brand is Crisis"

Matt Mochary and Jeff Zimbalist‘s “Favela Rising” and Rachel Boynton‘s “Our Brand is Crisis” shared the feature film award from the International Documentary Association (IDA), the organization announced today. The prizes will be presented on December 9th at the DGA Theater in Los Angeles. Marshall Curry will be honored at the event with the Jacqueline Donnet Emerging Documentary Filmmaker Award for his film, “Street Fight.”

Andrzej Celinsky and Hanna Polak‘s “Children of Leningradsky,” which was nominated for an Oscar earlier this year, won the prize for best short film. Jean-Xavier de Lestrade‘s “The Staircase” won the award for continuing series documentary program, while CNN was singled out for its “CNN Presents” documentary series. Director David O’Shields and executive producer Daryl Smith will be presented the 2005 Pare Lorentz Award for “America’s Lost Landscape: The Tallgrass Prairie,” while the IDA/ABC News VideoSource competition winner is Paul Freedman‘s “Rwanda: Do Scars Ever Fade.”
[Eugene Hernandez]

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