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‘Citizenfour, ‘Vivian Maier,’ ‘Last Days in Vietnam’ Win 2014 IDA Documentary Awards

'Citizenfour, 'Vivian Maier,' 'Last Days in Vietnam' Win 2014 IDA Documentary Awards

Hosted by Carol Leifer at the Paramount Theatre, the night’s top honors predictably went to Best Feature winner “Citizenfour,” directed by Laura Poitras. Last year, she received IDA’s Courage Under Fire Award back when her Oscar-shortlisted Snowden doc was still shrouded in mystery. (Full list of winners below.)

Two other Oscar-shortlisted documentaries also got boosts at the IDA Awards: “Last Days in Vietnam” editor Don Kleszy picked up the Best Editing prize, and “Finding Vivian Maier” scribes John Maloof & Charlie Siskel took Best Writing.

READ MORE: Academy Unveils Documentary Shortlist of 15

Though no longer an Oscar contender, first-time filmmaker Darius Clark Monroe won the Emerging Documentary Filmmaker Award in honor of his autobiographical, Indie Spirit-nominated crime doc “Evolution of a Criminal.” Director Rithy Panh, a 2014 Foreign Language Oscar nominee for “The Missing Picture,” received the Scholarship and Preservation Award.

Veteran doc filmmaker Barbara Kopple presented Career Achievement honors to Robert Redford, who’s getting ready for his 31st Sundance next month. Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, founders of World of Wonder Productions, shared IDA’s Pioneer Award, which was presented by Monica Lewinsky, the subject of their film “Monica in Black and White.”

2014 IDA Documentary Awards Honorees and Winners
 
CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Robert Redford

PIONEER AWARD
Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato

PRESERVATION AND SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
Rithy Panh
 
EMERGING DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER AWARD sponsored by Red Fire Films and Modern VideoFilm
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 presented by Canon
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
 

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