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“Anvil,” “Architecture School” Lead Early IDA Winners

"Anvil," "Architecture School" Lead Early IDA Winners

Winners for the International Documentary Association’s 2009 IDA Documentary Awards competition were announced today in several major categories, including Limited Series, Continuing Series, Music, and Student, leaving Feature and Short for the night of the program, to be held December 4th at the Directors Guild Theater in Los Angeles. Sacha Gervasi’s “Anvil! The Story of Anvil! and Sundance Channel’s series “Architecture School” were among the winners, which are list in full below.

2009 IDA Documentary Award Winners

Continuing Series: POV
Executive Director: Simon Kilmurry Vice President: Cynthia Lopez American Documentary, Inc.; PBS Episodes Submitted: Inheritance (Dir./Prod.: James Moll; Prod.: Christopher Pavlick; Exec. Prods.: Chris Malachowsky, Ryan Malachowsky) Campaign (Dir./Prod.: Kazuhiro Soda) Up the Yangtse (Dir.: Yung Chang; Prods.: Mila Aung-Thwin, Germaine Ying-Gee Wong, John Christou; Exec. Prods.: Daniel Cross, Mila Aung-Thwin, Ravida Din, Sally Bochner)

Limited Series: Architecture School
Director/Executive Producer/Original Concept: Michael Selditch Original Concept: Stan Bertheaud Senior Producer: Rob Tate Producer: Rachel Clift Executive Producers: Lynne Kirby, Laura Michalchyshyn Sundance Channel

IDA Music Documentary Award: Anvil! The Story of Anvil
Director: Sacha Gervasi Producer: Rebecca Yeldham Little Dean’s Yard; Ahimsa Films; Abramorama; VH1

IDA/Humanitas Award: Garbage Dreams
Director/Producer/Cinematographer/Writer: Mai Iskander Executive Producer: Tiffany Schauer Editor/Co-Producer: Kate Hirson Iskander Films in co-production with MotiveArt in association with Chicken & Egg Pictures/Films Transit International

IDA/Pare Lorentz Award: The Final Inch
Director/Producer: Irene Taylor Brodsky Producer: Tom Grant Vermilion Pictures; Google.org; HBO Documentary Films

IDA/ABC News Videosource Award: Wounded Knee
Director/Producer: Stanley Nelson Executive Producers: Sharon Grimberg, Mark Samels Writer: Marcia Smith Firelight Media; American Experience; WGBH; Native American Public Television

IDA/David L. Wolper Student Documentary Achievement Award: The First Kid to Learn English from Mexico
Director/Producer: Peter Jordan Localfilms; Stanford University

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