IDA Documentary Awards Nominees Introduced; ‘Apolonia, Apolonia’ Leads – Deadline – ArtidlLife

Lea Glob’s documentary Apolonia, Apolonia earned a number one 4 nominations in the present day because the IDA Documentary Awards revealed its nominees for the 39th version of the distinguished occasion.

Following carefully with three nominations apiece had been The Mom of All Lies, directed by Asmae El Moudir, and Milisuthando, directed by Milisuthando Bongela.

Apolonia, Apolonia, a private exploration into the life and work of French artist Apolonia Sokol filmed over the course of 13 years, will compete for Greatest Documentary Characteristic, Greatest Director, Greatest Writing, and Greatest Enhancing. Glob’s movie received the highest prize at IDFA, the place it debuted final November, occurring to win awards at CPH:DOX in Copenhagen, the Hong Kong Worldwide Movie Competition, and the Sofia Worldwide Movie Competition, amongst others. Regardless of its many laurels, the movie has but to land a U.S. distributor.

‘The Mom of All Lies’

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The Mom of All Lies earned nominations as Greatest Documentary Characteristic, Greatest Director, and Greatest Writing. Within the movie, El Moudir and her father assemble a mannequin of their outdated neighborhood in Casablanca, Morocco, permitting the household to course of trauma lengthy stored buried by formidable matriarch Zahra, who dominates the family. 



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Milisuthando is a equally private story, the South African director’s exploration of rising up below apartheid, providing “a meditation on tough questions on energy, concern, intimacy and love because it pertains to race,” as Bongela has written. It earned IDA nominations for Greatest Documentary Characteristic, Greatest Diretor, and Greatest Writing. [Scroll for full list of nominees in 18 categories].

Ten movies compete for the marquee class of Greatest Documentary Characteristic. Along with Apolonia, Apolonia, The Mom of All Lies, and Milisuthando, the contenders are: 

  • In opposition to the Tide 
  • ANHELL69
  • Bobi Wine: The Individuals’s President
  • Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Venture
  • Within the Rearview
  • Q
  • Whereas We Watched

The nominees, for each Greatest Characteristic and Greatest Brief, had been culled from beforehand introduced shortlists. The shortlists, in addition to the nominees introduced in the present day, had been decided by a vote of “impartial committees of 280 documentary makers, curators, critics, and business specialists from 40 international locations,” the IDA mentioned.

In a typical yr, the IDA Documentary Awards are held in a glittering ceremony in Los Angeles. The occasion will happen December 12, nevertheless it should occur nearly as an alternative of in-person, a choice precipitated by the present second of worldwide battle, the IDA mentioned.

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“Within the wake of devastating occasions unfolding on the planet and the grief our workers, board, group, and humanity at giant are experiencing,” IDA Interim Govt Director Ken Ikeda wrote in a press release, “now we have determined to forego an in-person occasion. We all know that tales have the facility to encourage compassion, understanding, and peace. We’re dedicated to preserving area for tales to be shared. Our want is to acknowledge and have a good time the nominees and winners collectively, as a world documentary group.”

A vote of IDA members will decide the winners within the Greatest Characteristic and Greatest Brief classes. Members may have the chance to view every of the nominees and forged their ballots beginning in the present day and working by means of December 5.

These are the IDA Documentary Awards nominees in 18 classes:

Greatest Characteristic Documentary Nominees

In opposition to the Tide (India | BBC Storyville | Director: Sarvnik Kaur | Producers: Koval Bhatia, Sarvnik Kaur)

ANHELL69 (Colombia | Sq. Eyes | Director: Theo Montoya | Producers: Bianca Oana, David Hurst, Theo Montoya, Juan Pablo Castrillon, Balthasar Busmann, Maximilian Haslberger) 

Apolonia, Apolonia (Denmark | HBO Max | Director: Lea Glob | Producer: Sidsel Lønvig Siersted)

Bobi Wine: The Individuals’s President (Uganda | Nationwide Geographic Documentary Movies | Administrators: Moses Bwayo, Christopher Sharp | Producers: Christopher Sharp, John Battsek)

Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Venture (United States | HBO Documentary Movies | Administrators: Michèle Stephenson, Joe Brewster | Producers: Michèle Stephenson, Joe Brewster, Tommy Oliver)

Within the Rearview (Poland | Cinephil | Director: Maciek Hamela | Producers: Maciek Hamela, Piotr Grawender)

Milisuthando (South Africa | Director: Milisuthando Bongela | Producers: Marion Isaacs, Viviana Gomez, Sonia Barrera, Milisuthando Bongela, Hankyeol Lee)

Q (United States | Chehab Movies | Director: Jude Chehab | Producers: Jude Chehab, Fahd Ahmed)

The Mom of All Lies (Morocco | Arizona Distribution | Director/Producer: Asmae El Moudir)

Whereas We Watched (United Kingdom, India | POV, BRITDOC Movies | Director: Vinay Shukla | Producers: Vinay Shukla, Khushboo Ranka, Luke W Moody)

Greatest Brief Documentary Nominees

How you can Carry Water (United States | Multitude Movies | Director: Sasha Wortzel | Producers: Colleen Cassingham, Jess Devaney, Anya Rous)

Incident (United States | Hypnotic Footage | Director: Invoice Morrison | Producers: Invoice Morrison, Jamie Kalven)

Liturgy of Anti-Tank Obstacles (United States | The New Yorker, Condé Nast Leisure | Director: Dmytro Sukholytkyy Sobchuk | Producer: Daniel Lombroso)

Marungka Tjalatjunu (Dipped in Black) (Australia | Different Footage | Administrators: Derik Lynch, Matthew Thorne | Producers: Matthew Thorne, Patrick Graham)

Nǎi Nai & Wài Pó (Grandma & Grandma) (United States | Director: Sean Wang | Producers: Sean Wang, Sam Davis)

Neighbour Abdi (The Netherlands | The New York Occasions Op-Docs | Director: Douwe Dijkstra | Producer: Richard Valk)

Raat: Evening Time in Small City India (India | The Third Eye Studying Lab | Administrators: Arti Ahirwar, Ashraf Hussain, Rajkumari Ahirwar, Vikas Khatri, Tabassum Ansari, Kulsum Khatoon, Khushi Bano, Parmeshwar Mandrawaliya, Santra Chaurthiya, Rajkumari Prajapati, Manisha Chanda, Anita Sen, Rani Devi, Ajfarul Shaikh | Producers: Ruchika Negi, Dipta Bhog, Shabani Hassanwalia, Shivam Rastogi)

Abruptly TV (Sudan | Gisa Productions | Director/Producer: Roopa Gogineni)

The Unicorn in Snowpants Abruptly Ran Off (Germany | The New Yorker, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg | Director: Philipp Schaeffer | Producer: Fabian Leonhardt)

The Veiled Metropolis (United Kingdom | JSH Movies | Director: Natalie Cubides-Brady | Producer: Jacob Swan Hyam)

Greatest Director

Asmae El Moudir, The Mom of All Lies (Arizona Distribution | Morocco)

Milisuthando Bongela, Milisuthando (South Africa)

Sarvnik Kaur, In opposition to the Tide (BBC Storyville | India)

Theo Montoya, ANHELL69 (Sq. Eyes | Colombia)

Lea Glob, Apolonia, Apolonia (HBO Max | Denmark, Poland, USA)

Greatest Cinematography

Andrew H. Brown, Between the Rains (Journeyman Footage | Kenya, USA)

Ants Tammik, Smoke Sauna Sisterhood (Greenwich Leisure | Estonia, France, Iceland)

Curren Sheldon, King Coal (Fourth Act Movie | USA)

Franz Lustig, Anselm (Sideshow Footage | Germany)

Lars Erlend Tubaas Oymo, Songs of Earth (SWC/Arte, BBC Storyville | Norway)

Greatest Enhancing

Andreas Bøggild Monies, Thor Ochsner, Apolonia, Apolonia (HBO Max | Denmark, Poland, USA)

Carolina Siraqyan, The Everlasting Reminiscence (MTV Documentary Movies | Chile, USA)

Fahd Ahmed, Q (Chehab Movies | USA, Lebanon)

Hendrik Mägar, Tushar Prakash, Smoke Sauna Sisterhood (Greenwich Leisure | Estonia, France, Iceland)

Greatest Authentic Music Rating

Jonathan Goldsmith, To Kill a Tiger (Nationwide Movie Board of Canada | Canada, India)

Leonard Küssner, Anselm (Sideshow Footage | Germany)

Rebekka Karijord, Songs of Earth (SWR/Arte, BBC Storyville | Norway)

Samora Pinderhughes, Chris Pattishall, Going To Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Venture (HBO Documentary Movies | USA)

Will Epstein, Nam June Paik: Moon is the Oldest TV (Greenwich Leisure | USA)

Greatest Writing

Asmae El Moudir, The Mom of All Lies (Arizona Distribution | Morocco)

Kaouther Ben Hania, 4 Daughters (Kino Lorber | France, Tunisia, Germany)

Lea Glob, Andreas Bøggild Monies, Apolonia, Apolonia (HBO Max | Denmark, Poland, USA)

Milisuthando Bongela, Milisuthando (South Africa)

Nisha Pahuja, To Kill a Tiger (Nationwide Movie Board of Canada | Canada, India)

Greatest TV Characteristic or Mini-Sequence

Nice Photograph, Beautiful Life (HBO Max | USA | Administrators: Amanda Mustard, Rachel Beth Anderson | EP: Rachel Dretzin, Producers: Amanda Mustard, Rachel Beth Anderson, Luke Malone)

How you can Come Alive with Norman Mailer (Showtime | USA | Director: Jeff Zimbalist | EP: Vinnie Malhotra, Stu Schreiberg, John Buffalo Mailer, Producers: Victoria Marquette, Jeff Zimbalist)

Mariupol: The Individuals’s Story (BBC | UK | Director: Robin Barnwell | EP: Darren Kemp, Tom Stone | Producer: Hilary Andersson) 

Reggie (Prime Video | USA | Director: Alexandria Stapleton | EP: Brenda Gilbert, Aaron L. Gilbert, Josh Miller, Kim Carsten, Zoë Morrison, Jason Fabric, Suraj Maraboyina, Producers: Alexandria Stapleton, Christopher Leggett, Rafael Marmor, Daniel Crown, Yoni Liebling)

The U.S. and the Holocaust (PBS | USA | Administrators: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick, Sarah Botstein | EP: Ken Burns, Producers: Sarah Botstein, Lynn Novick, Mike Welt)

Greatest Curated Sequence

American Masters (PBS | USA | EP: Michael Kantor) 

America ReFramed (American Documentary, Inc, WORLD Channel | USA | EP: Erika Dilday, Chris White, Christopher Hastings)

Unbiased Lens (PBS, Unbiased Lens | USA | EP: Sally Jo Fifer, Lois Vossen) 

POV (PBS | USA, Denmark, Brazil | EP: Erika Dilday; Chris White)

Reel South (PBS, WORLD Channel | USA, South Korea, UK | EP: Rachel Raney, Don Godish, Donald Washington, Linda Midgett)

Greatest Episodic Sequence

Frozen Planet II (BBC America | USA | Producer: Mark Brownlow) 

Our Planet II (Netflix | USA, UK | Producers: Alastair Fothergill, Keith Scholey)

Telemarketers (HBO Max | USA | Producers: Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie, Dani Bernfeld, David Gordon Inexperienced, Jody Hill, Danny McBride, Greg Stewart, Brandon James, Adam Bhala Lough, Sam Lipman-Stern, Nancy Abraham, Lisa Heller, Tina Nguyen)

The Hair Tales (Hulu | USA | Producers: Oprah Winfrey, Tracee Ellis Ross, Michaela Angela Davis, Tara Duncan, Raeshem Nijhon, Carri Twigg, Kisah Imani Cameron, Kadine Anckle, Nicole Galovski)

VICE (Showtime | USA | Producers: Beverly Johnson, Subrata De)

Greatest Music Documentary

Holding the Music Alive (France, Singapore, UK | TVF Worldwide | Administrators: Sarah El Younsi, Mandakini Gahlot | Producers: Bable Doc, CNA)

Little Richard: I Am Every little thing (Magnolia Footage, CNN Movie, HBO Max | USA, UK | Director: Lisa Cortés | Producers: Lisa Cortés, Robert Friedman, Liz Yale Marsh, Caryn Capotosto)

Max Roach: The Drum Additionally Waltzes (PBS, American Masters | USA | Administrators/Producers: Ben Shapiro, Sam Pollard)

Milli Vanilli (USA | Paramount+ | Director: Luke Korem | Producers: Luke Korem, Bradley Jackson)

Pianoforte (Poland, Germany | Greenwich Leisure | Director: Jakub Piâtek | Producer: Maciej Kubicki)

Greatest Multi-Half Documentary

Algiers, America (Hulu | USA | Director: Jackson Fager | Producers: Jackson Fager, Jeffrey Fager, David Rohde, Connor Schell, Libby Geist, Raina Kelley, Joseph Langford, Durado Brookes)

Burden of Proof (HBO Max | USA | Director: Cynthia Hill | Producers: Charlotte Prepare dinner, Rahdi Taylor, Davis Guggenheim, Nancy Abraham, Lisa Heller)

Deadlocked: How America Formed the Supreme Court docket (Showtime | USA | Director: Daybreak Porter | Producers: Vinnie Malhotra, Aaron Saidman, Eli Holzman, Daybreak Porter)

Pricey Mama (FX | USA | Director: Allen Hughes | EP: Lasse Järvi, Quincy “QD3” Jones III, Staci Robinson, Nelson George, Charles King, Peter Nelson, Adel “Future” Nur, Jamal Soseph, Ted Skillman, Allen Hughes, Steve Berman, Marc Cimino, Jody Gerson, John Nanick, Nicholas Ferrall, Nigel Sinclair)

Women First: The Story of Ladies in Hip-Hop (Netflix | USA | Administrators: Hannah Beachler, Raeshem Nijhon, Dream Hampton | Producers: Dream Hampton, Troy Carter, Raeshem Nijhon, Carri Twigg, MC Lyte, Nicole Galovski, Justin Simien, Jennifer Ryan)

Greatest Brief-Kind Sequence

99: True Tales From Your Fellow People (99 | USA, India, UK | Producer: Jérôme Plan)

{Couples} Remedy (Showtime | USA | Producers: Eli Despres, Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg, Vinnie Malhotra)

Equals (Anahad Basis | USA | Producers: Shuchi Roy, Mudit Chaturvedi)

POV Shorts (American Documentary | USA | Producers: Erika Dilday, Chris White)

Queer Futures (Multitude Movies | USA | Producers: Jess Devaney, Anya Rous, J Wortham)

Greatest Standalone Audio Documentary

Okay-Pop Dreaming, Episode 3 – “Trot” (USA | LAist Studios | Host: Vivian Yoon | Producers: Fiona Ng, Antonia Cereijido)

Les gardiennes du temple (The Guardians of the Temple) (France | SMAC Le Florida, Théâtre des Quatre Saisons, RTBF, RTS Tradition SRG SSR | Hosts: Aurélien Caillaux, Benoit Bores | Producers: Faïdos Sonore, Les Voix de Traverse, SMAC Le Florida, Théâtre des Quatre Saisons)

Melanie Speaks (USA | SiriusXM Podcast Community | Host: Sarah Esocoff | Producers: Kameel Stanley, Jen Derwin, Invoice Crandal, Mike Spinella, Sarah Bentley, Sarah Esocoff)

NPR’s Invisibilia: Freedom Diving (USA | NPR | Host: Kia Miakka Natisse | Producers: Phoebe Wang, Ariana Gharib Lee)

This Coal Life (South Africa | Host: Lesedi Mogoatlhe | Reporter: Siyabonga Mokoena | Producer: Dhashen Moodley)

Toughie (USA | BBC’s Brief Cuts | Host: Josie Lengthy | Reporter/Producer: Sarah Craig)

Greatest Multi-Half Audio Documentary or Sequence

Foretold (USA | Los Angeles Occasions | Host: Religion E. Pinho | Producers: Asal Ehsanipour, Alex Higgins, Heba Elorbany, Jazmin Aguilera, Lauren Raab, Avery Trufelman, Sue Horton)

Into America presents: Avenue Disciples (USA | MSNBC | Host: Trymaine Lee | Producers: Aisha Turner, Isabel Angell, Max Jacobs, Allison Bailey, Mike Brown, Janmaris Perez)

Operation Morning Gentle (USA, Canada | Crucial Leisure, Vespucci | Host: Dëneze Nakehk’o | Producers: Michael LaPointe, Aliya Pabani)

Scamanda (USA | Lionsgate Sound | Host: Charlie Webster | Producer: Jaxson McLennan | EP: Craig Piligian, Charlie Webster, Nancy Moscatiello)

The Best Menace: Inside The Homosexual Jail Experiment (Australia | Audible | Host/Producer: Patrick Abboud | Producer: Simon Cunich)

You Didn’t See Nothin (USA | The Invisible Institute, USG Audio | Host: Yohance Lacour | Producers: Invoice Healy, Erisa Apantaku, Dana Brozost-Kelleher, Sarah Geis)

David L. Wolper Pupil Documentary

El Bastón (The Metropolis Faculty of New York | USA, Colombia | Director: ​​Nemo Allen | Producers: Aditi Natasha Kini, Juan Blanco García)

Hungry for Freedom (Nationwide Movie and Tv Faculty | UK, Thailand | Director/Producer: Rachata Thongruay | Producer: Athena Vlachos)

Lettre à Elie (Letter to Elie) (Nationwide Movie and Tv Faculty | UK | Director/Producer: Alexis Grigorieff)

PromisedLand™ (Nationwide Movie and Tv Faculty | UK | Director/Producer: Frank Eli Martin | Producer: Tal Elkayam)

With Lady (Nationwide Movie and Tv Faculty | UK | Director/Producer: Mia Harvey)

thirty ninth IDA Documentary Awards Key Dates

IDA Member Voting Begins: Tuesday, November 21, 2023.

IDA Member Voting Ends: Tuesday, December 5, 2023.

Digital Awards Ceremony: December 12, 2023.

IDA Member Viewing Platform Closes: December 31, 2023.


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