The IDA will present its 2015 Career Achievement Award to Gordon Quinn, Founder and Artistic Director of Kartemquin Films. He has produced, directed and served as cinematographer on over 55 feature films spanning five decades. His recent projects include “The Interrupters” (above), “The Trials of Muhammad Ali,” and “Life Itself.” Past winners include Robert Redford, Alex Gibney, Errol Morris, Michael Moore and Werner Herzog.
The IDA’s Pioneer Award will be presented to Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer at Netflix, under whose leadership the streaming service has acquired and produced an increasing number of feature-length documentaries and docuseries.
Tony Tabatznik and the Bertha Foundation will receive the IDA’s Amicus Award for their work supporting needs of the non-fiction media landscape. The Bertha Foundation’s film funds have supported such documentaries as “Dirty Wars” “Call Me Kuchu,” and Citizen Koch.”