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‘Citizenfour,’ ‘Time of Death’ Honored at IDA Documentary Awards

'Citizenfour,' 'Time of Death' Honored at IDA Documentary Awards

The International Documentary Association has announced the winners of their 30th annual IDA Documentary Awards. In the ceremony hosted by Carol Leifer, Laura Poitras was the big winner receiving the Best Feature Award for her Edward Snowden documentary “Citizenfour.” Other notable recipients include Showtime’s “Time of Death” for Best Limited Series, “Tashi and the Monk” for Best Short and Robert Redford for a Career Achievement Award. 

The International Documentary Association is a nonprofit dedicated to providing resources and creating a community for documentary artists. For thirty years, the IDA Documentary Awards have been a way for them to honor and promote the world’s best documentary filmmaking. You can read the full list of this year’s recipients below:

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

BEST FEATURE AWARD
“CITIZENFOUR”
Director: Laura Poitras
RADiUS-TWC, Participant Media, and
HBO Documentary Films
 
BEST SHORT AWARD
“TASHI AND THE MONK”
Directors: Andrew Hinton, Johnny Burke
HBO Documentary Films

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

BEST LIMITED SERIES AWARD
“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 AWARD
“OUR AMERICA WITH LISA LING”
Executive Producers: Amy Bucher, Gregory Henry, Lisa Ling, David Shadrack Smith
OWN
 
BEST SHORT FORM SERIES AWARD
“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
“ELEVATOR”
Cinematography By: Hatuey Viveros Lavielle

BEST EDITING
“LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM”
Editing By: Don Kleszy

BEST MUSIC
“ALFRED AND JAKOBINE”
Music By: Nick Urata

BEST WRITING
“FINDING VIVIAN MAIER”
Written By: John Maloof & Charlie Siskel

READ MORE: ‘Citizenfour’ Director Laura Poitras to Recieive Inagural DOC NYC Award

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