Female Directors Dominate in Ida Documentary Awards Nominations

  • The Wrap
Films directed or co-directed by women dominated the nominations for the 35th Ida Documentary Awards, which were announced on Wednesday by the International Documentary Association.

All five films nominated in the new Best Director category — “Advocate,” “American Factory,” “The Edge of Democracy,” “For Sama” and “Honeyland” — were directed or co-directed by women, as was “One Child Nation,” which joined those films in the Best Feature category.

Also nominated in the top category: “Apollo 11,” “Midnight Family,” “Sea of Shadows” and “The Biggest Little Farm.”

Also Read: 'The Biggest Little Farm' Leads Critics' Choice Documentary Awards Nominations

The nominations, which were made by committees assembled by the Ida, mean that “American Family,” “Apollo 11,” “The Biggest Little Farm,” “Honeyland” and “One Child Nation” are now the only nonfiction films to have received nominations by the Ida and the Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards and included on Doc NYC’s list
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