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IDA ANNOUNCES FIRST ROUND OF DOCUMENTARY AWARDS NOMINEES: ‘THE DEFIANT ONES,’ ‘TIME: THE KALIEF BROWDER STORY’ INCLUDED

November 6, 2017

 

The International Documentary Association has announced the initial round of nominees for the 2017 IDA Documentary Awards.

 

The 33rd edition of the annual ceremony will take place Saturday, December 9 at the Paramount Theatre in Los Angeles. Nominees for Best Feature and Best Short, and awards for creative recognition, will be announced on November 1.

 

The IDA will honor director Marcel Mettelsiefen’s Watani: My Homeland with the Pare Lorentz Award. Also receiving a special mention in the category is Joe Berlinger’s Intent to Destroy.

 

 

 

In the limited series category, nominees include the Netflix docuseries, Daughters of Destiny: The Story of Shanti Bhavan, Vanessa Roth’s spotlight on the Shanti Bhavan school that educates Dalit children, the poorest among India’s families; The Defiant Ones, Allen Hughes’ exploration of the friendship between Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre; The Keepers, Ryan White’s docuseries which tackles the unsolved murder of Cathy Cesnik; The Vietnam War, Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s 10-part, 18-hour American television documentary series about the Vietnam War; and Jenner Furst’s documentary television series, TIME: The Kalief Browder Story, which tells the story of an innocent high school student who was imprisoned for three years at Rikers Island without a conviction.

 

The list of nominees is below.

2017 IDA DOCUMENTARY AWARDS HONOREES & NOMINEES:

Pare Lorentz Award

Watani: My Homeland (Recipient)

Director: Marcel Mettelsiefen

 

Intent to Destroy (Special Mention)

Director: Joe Berlinger

 

ABC News VideoSource Award

Blood On The Mountain

Directors: Mari-Lynn Evans and Jordan Freeman

Virgil Films/Netflix

 

Elián

Directors: Tim Golden and Ross McDonnell

Gravitas Ventures, CNN Films

 

Icarus

Director: Bryan Fogel

Netflix

 

LA 92

Directors: Dan Lindsay & TJ Martin

National Geographic

 

Obit.

Director: Vanessa Gould

Kino Lorber

 

Best Curated Series Award

American Experience

Executive Producer: Mark Samels

PBS

 

Dokumania

Executive Producer: Anders Bruus

DR

 

Independent Lens

Executive Producers: Lois Vossen and Sally Jo Fifer

PBS

 

POV

Executive Producers: Justine Nagan and Chris White

PBS

 

REEL SOUTH

Executive Producers: Rachel Raney and Amy Shumaker

UNC-TV, South Carolina ETV, NETA  and WORLD

 

Best Limited Series Award

Daughters of Destiny

Executive Producer: Vanessa Roth

Netflix

 

The Defiant Ones

Executive Producers: Allen Hughes, Doug Pray, Andrew Kosove, Broderick Johnson, Laura Lancaster, Jerry Longarzo, Michael Lombardo, and Gene Kirkwood

HBO

 

The Keepers

Executive Producers: Ryan White and Jessica Hargrave

Netflix

 

The Vietnam War

Executive Producer: Ken Burns

PBS/WETA

 

TIME: The Kalief Browder Story

Executive Producers: Jenner Furst, Nick Sandow, Julia Willoughby Nason, Michael Gasparro, Shawn “JAY Z” Carter, Sharon Levy, Chachi Senior

Spike

 

Best Episodic Series Award

Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown

Executive Producers: Anthony Bourdain, Christopher Collins, Lydia Tenaglia and Sandra Zweig

CNN

 

Chef’s Table

Executive Producers: David Gelb, Matthew Weaver, Brian McGinn, Andrew Fried, Dane Lillegard and Matthew Hilliard

Netflix

 

Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath

Executive Producers: Leah Remini, Aaron Saidman, Alex Weresow, Devon-Graham-Hammonds, Elaine Frontain Bryant and Amy Savitsky

A&E

 

MARS

Executive Producers: Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Michael Rosenberg, Dave O’Connor, Jon Kamen, Tommy Turtle, David Sirulnick, Jonathan Silberberg, Lorenzo Mieli, Everardo Gout, Justin Wilkes, Tim Pastore, Matt Renner, Robert Palumbo, and David Sirulneck

National Geographic

 

Planet Earth II

Executive Producer: Michael Gunton

BBC AMERICA/BBC Worldwide

 

Best Short Form Series Award

 

Field of Vision

Executive Producers: Laura Poitras, AJ Schnack and Charlotte Cook

Field of Vision

 

Shorts on Time

Executive Producers: Julie Parker Benello

Lifetime

 

The Guardian documentaries

Executive Producers: Charlie Phillips and Lindsay Poulton

The Guardian

 

The New York Times Op-Docs

Executive Producer: Kathleen Lingo

The New York Times

 

The Secret Life of Muslims

Executive Producers: Joshua Seftel and Reza Aslan

Vox

 

David L. Wolper Student Documentary Award

Believers

Director: Ray Whitehouse

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

Chomo

Director: Maayan Arad

National Film and Television School (United Kingdom)

 

How To Make A Pearl

Director: Jason Hanasik

UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

 

Man on Fire

Director: Joel Fendelman

University of Texas, Austin

 

Room 140
Director: Priscilla Gonzalez Sainz
Stanford University

About the International Documentary Association:
Documentary storytelling expands our understanding of shared human experience, fostering an informed, compassionate, and connected world. The International Documentary Association (IDA) is dedicated to building and serving the needs of a thriving documentary culture. Through its programs, the IDA provides resources, creates community, and defends rights and freedoms for documentary artists, activists, and journalists.

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