IDA Awards 2012 - Submit Your Doc! (Deadline Imminent)
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IDA Awards 2012 - Submit Your Doc! (Deadline Imminent)



Regular Deadline: June 22, 2012

Late Deadline: July 6, 2012

IDA is proud to announce submissions are open for the 28th annual IDA Awards. The IDA Documentary Awards is the foremost event dedicated to the art of documentary film. All winners will be honored at the IDA Documentary Awards Gala in Los Angeles, December 7, 2012. Click here to see last year's winners.

Entry is open to any documentary, nonfiction or factual program completed between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012 that qualifies for one of the five main award categories. Projects submitted to prior IDA Awards shows are not eligible. Please contact with any questions.

Multiple projects may be submitted, however each submission must be made separately. Submission fees paid online via are discounted $5.00.

The 28th annual IDA Awards rules & requirements are available on here.

IDA recognizes achievement in five main categories, including: FEATURE, SHORT, LIMITED SERIES, CONTINUING SERIES, and the DAVID L. WOLPER STUDENT DOCUMENTARY AWARD.

Student filmmakers are strongly encouraged to enter the David L. Wolper Student Documentary Award category if they were enrolled students at the time the project was finished.

IDA Special Recognition Awards highlight exemplary and unique attributes of some entries in the main five categories. These Awards include: FEATURE FILM CREATIVE RECOGNITION AWARDS, ABCNEWS VIDEOSOURCE AWARD, PARE LORENTZ AWARD, and the HUMANITAS AWARD

Join IDA to receive significant member discounts on your entry fees! Individual membership levels start at $55 ($45 for students). Click here for more information on IDA membership.

Submission deadlines and fees: Entries must be complete in by 11:59pm July 6, 2012.

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