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‘Exit Through the Gift Shop,’ ‘Waste Land’ Nominated for IDA Best Doc

“Exit Through the Gift Shop,” “The Oath,” “Steam of Life,” “Sweetgrass” and “Waste Land” have been nominated for best feature documentary by the International Documentary Assn., which will hand out its 2010 IDA Awards on Dec. 3.

The list doesn’t include many of the high-profile docs that are looking to earn an Oscar nomination from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences since IDA changed its eligibility requirements so that only films that were completed between Jan. 1, 2009 and June 30, made the cut. Next year, under its new rules, the eligibility window will run from July 1 of this year through June 30 of next year.

“Exit” takes an unconventional look at the graffiti artist Banksy, who is also credited as director of the film. Laura Poitras’ “The Oath” follows the case of two men arrested in the wake of 9/11. “Steam of Life,” directed by Joonas Berghall and Mika Hotakainen, serves up a tour of Finland’s saunas. Ilisa Barbash and Lucien Castaign-Taylor’s “Sweetgrass” focuses on Montana shepherds. And Lucy Walker’s “Waste Land” follows artist Vik Muniz on a visit home to his native Brazil.

The nominees for best short are Rory Kennedy’s “The Fence,” Greg Vander Veer’s “Keep Dancing,” Daniel Junge’s “The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner,” Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert’s “the Last Truck: The Closing of a GM Plant” and Kiran Deol’s “Woman Rebel.”

“This has been another banner year for documentary films,” IDA executive director Michael Lumpkin said, “and that is reflected in our list of nominees. Entries to the Awards increased by nearly 20% this year, and the quality of the films vying for recognition is unprecedented.”

For the first Time, the IDA will make the nominees in its feature and short documentary categories available for viewing by its voting members through a password-protected online distribution system.

The awards ceremony on Dec. 3 will take place at the Directors Guild Theater in Los Angeles with filmmaker Morgan Spurlock serving as host.

The IDA Career Achievement honors, which were previously announced, will go to Barbara Kopple. Susan Raymond and Alan Raymond, creators of the landmark PBS series “An American Family,” will receive IDA’s Pioneer Award, and filmmaker and professor Mark J. Harris will receive IDA’s Preservation and Scholarship Award.

Jeff Malmberg, director of the one of the new doc “Marwencol,” will receive the 2010 IDA/Jacqueline Donnet Emerging Documentary Filmmaker Award.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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‘Exit Through the Gift Shop,’ ‘Waste Land’ Nominated for IDA Best Doc

“Exit Through the Gift Shop,” “The Oath,” “Steam of Life,” “Sweetgrass” and “Waste Land” have been nominated for best feature documentary by the International Documentary Assn., which will hand out its 2010 IDA Awards on Dec. 3.

The list doesn’t include many of the high-profile docs that are looking to earn an Oscar nomination from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences since IDA changed its eligibility requirements so that only films that were completed between Jan. 1, 2009 and June 30, made the cut. Next year, under its new rules, the eligibility window will run from July 1 of this year through June 30 of next year.

“Exit” takes an unconventional look at the graffiti artist Banksy, who is also credited as director of the film. Laura Poitras’ “The Oath” follows the case of two men arrested in the wake of 9/11. “Steam of Life,” directed by Joonas Berghall and Mika Hotakainen, serves up a tour of Finland’s saunas. Ilisa Barbash and Lucien Castaign-Taylor’s “Sweetgrass” focuses on Montana shepherds. And Lucy Walker’s “Waste Land” follows artist Vik Muniz on a visit home to his native Brazil.

The nominees for best short are Rory Kennedy’s “The Fence,” Greg Vander Veer’s “Keep Dancing,” Daniel Junge’s “The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner,” Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert’s “the Last Truck: The Closing of a GM Plant” and Kiran Deol’s “Woman Rebel.”

“This has been another banner year for documentary films,” IDA executive director Michael Lumpkin said, “and that is reflected in our list of nominees. Entries to the Awards increased by nearly 20% this year, and the quality of the films vying for recognition is unprecedented.”

For the first Time, the IDA will make the nominees in its feature and short documentary categories available for viewing by its voting members through a password-protected online distribution system.

The awards ceremony on Dec. 3 will take place at the Directors Guild Theater in Los Angeles with filmmaker Morgan Spurlock serving as host.

The IDA Career Achievement honors, which were previously announced, will go to Barbara Kopple. Susan Raymond and Alan Raymond, creators of the landmark PBS series “An American Family,” will receive IDA’s Pioneer Award, and filmmaker and professor Mark J. Harris will receive IDA’s Preservation and Scholarship Award.

Jeff Malmberg, director of the one of the new doc “Marwencol,” will receive the 2010 IDA/Jacqueline Donnet Emerging Documentary Filmmaker Award.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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‘Exit Through the Gift Shop,’ ‘Waste Land’ Nominated for IDA Best Doc

“Exit Through the Gift Shop,” “The Oath,” “Steam of Life,” “Sweetgrass” and “Waste Land” have been nominated for best feature documentary by the International Documentary Assn., which will hand out its 2010 IDA Awards on Dec. 3.

The list doesn’t include many of the high-profile docs that are looking to earn an Oscar nomination from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences since IDA changed its eligibility requirements so that only films that were completed between Jan. 1, 2009 and June 30, made the cut. Next year, under its new rules, the eligibility window will run from July 1 of this year through June 30 of next year.

“Exit” takes an unconventional look at the graffiti artist Banksy, who is also credited as director of the film. Laura Poitras’ “The Oath” follows the case of two men arrested in the wake of 9/11. “Steam of Life,” directed by Joonas Berghall and Mika Hotakainen, serves up a tour of Finland’s saunas. Ilisa Barbash and Lucien Castaign-Taylor’s “Sweetgrass” focuses on Montana shepherds. And Lucy Walker’s “Waste Land” follows artist Vik Muniz on a visit home to his native Brazil.

The nominees for best short are Rory Kennedy’s “The Fence,” Greg Vander Veer’s “Keep Dancing,” Daniel Junge’s “The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner,” Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert’s “the Last Truck: The Closing of a GM Plant” and Kiran Deol’s “Woman Rebel.”

“This has been another banner year for documentary films,” IDA executive director Michael Lumpkin said, “and that is reflected in our list of nominees. Entries to the Awards increased by nearly 20% this year, and the quality of the films vying for recognition is unprecedented.”

For the first Time, the IDA will make the nominees in its feature and short documentary categories available for viewing by its voting members through a password-protected online distribution system.

The awards ceremony on Dec. 3 will take place at the Directors Guild Theater in Los Angeles with filmmaker Morgan Spurlock serving as host.

The IDA Career Achievement honors, which were previously announced, will go to Barbara Kopple. Susan Raymond and Alan Raymond, creators of the landmark PBS series “An American Family,” will receive IDA’s Pioneer Award, and filmmaker and professor Mark J. Harris will receive IDA’s Preservation and Scholarship Award.

Jeff Malmberg, director of the one of the new doc “Marwencol,” will receive the 2010 IDA/Jacqueline Donnet Emerging Documentary Filmmaker Award.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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