2016’s International Documentary Association Award Winners

The IDA unveiled the winners in ceremonies Friday night at the Paramount lot in Hollywood with Vivica A. Fox hosting. Winners in the Best Feature and Best Short categories are voted on by IDA’s international membership. And the winners are:

Best Feature Award

O.J.: Made in America
Director: Ezra Edelman
Producers: Deirdre Fenton, Libby Geist, Nina Krstic, Erin Leyden, Tamara Rosenberg, Connor Schell and Caroline Waterlow

ESPN

Best Short Award

The White Helmets
Director: Orlando von Einsiedel
Producer: Joanna Natasegara

NETFLIX

Best Curated Series Award

DR2 Dokumania
Executive Producer: Mette Hoffmann Meyer

DR TV

Best Limited Series Award

Making a Murderer
Executive Producers: Moira Demos and Laura Ricciardi

NETFLIX

Best Episodic Series Award

Last Chance U
Executive Producers: Joe LaBracio, Dawn Ostroff, Lucas Smith, James Stern and Greg Whiteley

NETFLIX

Best Short Form Series Award

Field of Vision
Executive Producers: Charlotte Cook, Laura Poitras and AJ Schnack

FIELD OF VISION

David L. Wolper Student Documentary Award

4.1 Miles
Director: Daphne Matziaraki

UC BERKELEY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM

ABC News VideoSource Award

13th
Director: Ava DuVernay

NETFLIX

Pare Lorentz Award

Starless Dreams
Director: Mehrdad Oskouei

THE CINEMA GUILD

CREATIVE RECOGNITION AWARD WINNERS

Best Cinematography

Fire at Sea
Cinematography by: Gianfranco Rosi

KINO LORBER

Best Editing

Cameraperson
Edited by: Nels Bangerter

JANUS FILMS

Best Writing

I Am Not Your Negro
James Baldwin material compiled and edited by Raoul Peck

MAGNOLIA PICTURES, INDEPENDENT LENS

Best Music

The Bad Kids
Original Score by: Jacaszek

FILMRISE, ITVS

HONOREES

Career Achievement Award

Stanley Nelson

Pioneer Award

Ally Derks

Amicus Award

Lyn and Norman Lear

Emerging Documentary Filmmaker Award

Nanfu Wang

Previously announced awards went to:

Best Cinematography

Fire at Sea – cinematography by Gianfranco Rosi

Best Editing

Cameraperson – edited by Nels Bangerter

Best Music

The Bad Kids – original score by Jacaszek

Best Writing

I Am Not Your Negro – written by James Baldwin and Raoul Peck

Amicus Award 

For their work supporting documentary film and freedom of speech: Lyn and Norman Lear

Career Achievement Award

For his extensive body of work on the African American: Stanley Nelson

Pioneer Award

In recognition of her work founding and building the International Documentary Festival of Amsterdam: Ally Derks

Emerging Documentary Filmmaker Award

Nanfu Wang

The Pare Lorentz Award

Starless Dreams – directed by Mehrdad Oskouei

 

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