2017 IDA Award Nominations

City of Ghosts
Amazon Studios


By Pat Mullen

The International Documentary Association (IDA) has announced its nominees for the annual IDA Awards. Among the contenders for Best Feature are the popular hits Faces Places and City of Ghosts, along with LA 92, one of several films revisiting the LA riots in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement. Rounding out the catgory is Netflix’s Strong Island and the festival circuit hit Dina, which opens in Toronto Friday at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema. These nominees join the list of previously announced news and series honourees.

The list of nominees is as follows:

Best Feature:
City of Ghosts – Matthew Heineman
Dina – Antonio Santini and Dan Sickles
Faces Places – Agnès Varda and JR
LA 92 – Dan Lindsay & TJ Martin; Jonathan Chinn, Simon Chinn, Tim Pastore, Matt Renner and Sarah Gibson
Strong Island – Yance Ford

Best Short:
Edith+Eddie – Laura Checkoway, Thomas Lee Wright
The FightVioleta Ayala and Dan Fallshaw
Heaven Is A Traffic Jam On The 405 – Frank Stiefel
Long Shot – Jacob LaMendola, Mary Beth Minthorn, Milos S. Silber and Todd Wiseman Jr.
Mr. Connolly Has ALS – Dan Habib
The Rabbit Hunt – Patrick Bresnan, Ivete Lucas

Creative Recognition Award Winners:
Best Cinematography: Machines – Rodrigo Trejo Villanueva
Best Editing: – Dawson City: Frozen Time – Bill Morrison
Best Music: Brimstone and Glory – Dan Romer and Benh Zeitlin
Best Writing: Donkeyote – Chico Pereira, Manuel Pereira and Gabriel Molera

ABC News Video Source Award:

Blood On The Mountain – Mari-Lynn Evans and Jordan Freeman
Elián – Tim Golden and Ross McDonnell
Icarus – Bryan Fogel
LA 92 – Dan Lindsay & TJ Martin
Obit – Vanessa Gould

Winners will be announced December 9.