ITVS Docs Hold Their Own at the 2012 IDA Awards

Well, it looks like some holiday cheer came early for two ITVS films! Both The Island President and Bitter Seeds won awards at the 2012 IDA Documentary Awards.

The IDA Documentary Awards celebrate outstanding achievement in documentary filmmaking and on Friday night in Los Angeles, two ITVS films received special recognition at the 28th annual IDA Awards Gala. The Island President picked up the Pare Lorentz Award, while Bitter Seeds was awarded the Humanitas Documentary Award.

Pare Lorentz Award
The Island President by Jon Shenk

Humanitas Documentary Award
Bitter Seeds by Micha Peled

Please join us in congratulating the filmmakers!

ITVS Picks Up Honors at IDA Awards

The IDA Awards celebrate outstanding achievements in documentary filmmaking and on Friday in Los Angeles the ITVS-funded Better This World collected the prize for Best Music. Plus, ITVS’s longstanding partner POV earned Best Continuing Series — a well deserved recognition for their 25 year commitment to independently produced documentary filmmaking.

Additional honors went to filmmaker Danfung Dennis (Hell and Back Again), who received the Jacqueline Donnet Award, which recognizes filmmakers who have made a significant impact at the beginning of his or her career in documentary film. See the complete list of winners here.
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