IDA Awards 2018 Submissions Period Now Open

The submissions period for the 34th annual IDA Awards is now open to any documentary, non-fiction or factual program completed and/or been broadcast or publicly released between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018.

ABCNEWS VideoSource Award

Archival filmmakers should make sure to submit their work for the ABCNEWS VideoSource Award for the best use of news footage as an integral component in a documentary. The award includes a $5,000 cash honorarium and research time at the ABCNEWS VideoSource facility in New York.

"News footage" is defined here as factual footage, contemporary or historical, shot for use in context such as newsreels, news specials, magazines or nightly news. "Integral component" is defined here as footage that is central to the structure, meaning and impact of the work.

Entries in the Feature category are eligible for this award.

LA 92, a feature documentary about the 1992 Los Angeles riots, directed by Daniel Lindsay and T. J. Martin, won the ABC News VideoSource Award at the 2017 IDA Awards, held December 9, 2017. Consisting entirely of archival materials, "the film looks at the events of 1992 from a multitude of vantage points, bringing a fresh perspective to a pivotal moment that reverberates to this day."

Submission must be made by July 9, 2018 at 5:00pm. For more information, find out more about awards and the complete rules and regulations here.