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Welcome to the IDA Documentary Awards Submission Platform!


The 39th Annual IDA Documentary Awards is now accepting entries. The IDA Documentary Awards is the world's most prestigious event dedicated to the documentary genre, celebrating the best nonfiction films and programs of the year. Please review the Rules and Regulations fully before beginning your entry.

The 39th IDA Documentary Awards submissions are closed. If you have requested a deadline extension and got confirmation, you will receive the passcode in an email to submit late until August 25, 12:00 PM (Noon) Pacific Time. Please fill out this form if you would like to request a late extension.

New Submitters:

Become an individual IDA member today at the Producer level or higher to access discounted submission fees. If you prefer to submit without a membership, please create a new account on the submission platform.

Current IDA members:

If you are a current IDA member, please use your login information from documentary.org. All qualifying members have received their coupon codes via email.

Lapsed IDA members:

You can continue to use your login information from documentary.org here. However, your submission fees will not be discounted. We highly encourage you to rejoin the IDA family today!

If you forgot your documentary.org password, please click here to reset your password.

*Individual memberships at the Producer level or higher provide discounts for individual submissions. If you represent a company and wish to receive member pricing on multiple submissions, please contact membership@documentary.org about corporate or organizational membership opportunities.