The nominations for the 2019 IDA Documentary Awards are out!
At Chicken & Egg Pictures, we are inspired by a push from International Documentary Association (IDA) for gender parity among the nominations, with six out of the ten films nominated for Best Feature directed or co-directed by women. This year’s awards will also feature an IDA Documentary Award for Best Director, which this year, and that list of nominated projects is entirely directed or co-directed by women.
Plus, egg-cellent news… nominations include two Chicken & Egg Award filmmakers (Julia Reichert and Lana Wilson), two films that participated in our (Egg)celerator Lab (One Child Nation and Always in Season), plus two AlumNest filmmakers (who directed projects previously supported by Chicken & Egg Pictures).
The IDA Documentary Awards are on December 7, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Find a full list of Nest-supported nominees below.
2019 IDA Documentary Award for Best Feature
Directed by Julia Reichert (2016 Chicken & Egg Award) and Steven Bognar
Produced by Julia Reichert, Steven Bognar, Jeff Reichert, and Chicken & Egg Pictures Co-Founder Julie Parker Benello
One Child Nation
2017 (Egg)celerator Lab
Directed by Nanfu Wang (2018 Chicken & Egg Award) and Jialing Zhang
Produced by Nanfu Wang, Jialing Zhang, Christoph Jörg, Julie Goldman, Christopher Clements, and Carolyn Hepburn
2019 IDA Documentary Award for Best Director(s)
2019 IDA Documentary Award for Best Editing
2019 IDA Documentary Award for Best Short Form Series
The F Word*
Directed by Nico Opper
Produced by Nico Opper, Kristan Cassady
2019 IDA Documentary Award for Best Writing
The Great Hack*
Directed by Karim Amer and Jehane Noujaim
Writen by Pedro Kos, Erin Barnett and Karim Amer
*A Cure for Fear, The F Word, and The Great Hack were not directly supported by Chicken & Egg Pictures. Lana Wilson is a 2019 Chicken & Egg Award recipient and has been supported by Chicken & Egg Pictures on two feature films; Nico Opper is an AlumNest filmmaker, and the second season of The F Word and Nico’s film Visitor’s Day are supported by Chicken & Egg Pictures; Jehane Noujaim, co-director of The Great Hack, is an AlumNest filmmaker for The Square.by