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‘Amy’ and ‘The Look of Silence’ Lead 2015 IDA Awards

'Amy' and 'The Look of Silence' Lead 2015 IDA Awards

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The International Documentary Association (IDA) has announced the nominees for the 2015 IDA Documentary Awards. The 31st edition of the awards gala will be hosted by comedian Tig Notaro on Sunday, December 5 at the Paramount Theater in Los Angeles. 

“Some of the documentary industry’s brightest and best talent released films alongside notable premieres from fledgling filmmakers making it one of the most exciting and difficult years for our nominating committees. The quality of the films vying for recognition left the IDA with an unprecedented six feature nominees,” said Marjan Safinia, IDA’s Board President. “The organization is also excited to announce that comedian Tig Notaro will host our awards ceremony. She continues to push the boundaries and evolve as an artist in a way that is very comparable to the filmmaking talent we are honoring that night.”

Below are the 2015 nominees and award recipients. 

Best Feature
“The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution”
Listen to Me Marlon
“The Look of Silence”
“The Russian Woodpecker”
“What Happened, Miss Simone?”

Best Short Documentary
“Body Team 12”
“Claude Lanzmann: Specters of the Shoah”
“The Face of Ukraine: Casting Oksana Baiul”
“Last Day of Freedom”

ABC News VideoSource Award
Best of Enemies
“Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll”
“Night Will Fall”
“What Happened, Miss Simone?”

Curated Series Award
“30 For 30” (ESPN)
“Independent Lens” (ITVS/PBS)
“Storyville” (BBC)
“America Reframed” (WORLD Channel)

Limited Series Award
“Blood Brothers” (Vara Television)
“Hard Earned” (Al Jazeera, Kartemquin Films)
“The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst” (HBO)
“Life Story” (Discovery)
“Rebel Architecture” (Al Jazeera English)

Episodic Series Award
“Chef’s Table” (Netflix)
“Morgan Suprlock Inside Man” (CNN, Warrior Poets)
“Nova” (PBS)
“The Seventies” (CNN, Playtone, Herzog & Company)
“This is Life With Lisa Ling” (CNN, part2 pictures)

Short Form Series Award
“Do Not Track”
“Highrise: Universe Within”
“The New York Times Op-Docs”
“POV Interactive Documentaries”
“We Are the Economy: 20 Short Films You Can’t Afford to Miss”

Courage Under Fire Award: Matthew Heineman, “Cartel Land

Pare Lorentz Award: “How to Change the World,” dir. Jerry Rothwell

Best Cinematography: “The Russian Woodpecker,” cinematography by Artem Ryzhykov

Best Editing: “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck,” edited by Joe Beshenkovsky and Brett Morgren

Best Music: “Best of Enemies,” score by Jonathan Kirkscey

Best Writing: “Listen to Me Marlon,” written by Stevan Riley, co-written by Peter Ettedgui

Career Achievement Award: Gordon Quinn

Amicus Award: Tony Tabatznik and the Bertha Foundation

Pioneer Award: Ted Sarandos

Emerging Documentary Filmmaker Award: Lyric R. Cabral and David Felix Sutcliffe, “(T)error”

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