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Welcome to the IDA Documentary Awards Submission Platform!


The 38th 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.

To request accommodations for completing an entry please contact awards@documentary.org during business hours (Monday through Friday 10am to 6pm Pacific Time).

New Submitters:

Become an individual IDA member today at the individual 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. Your submission fees will reflect the discounted rate.

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.

*Doc Lover membership does not qualify for discounts to IDA events and programs, please upgrade your membership or submit as a non-member. Individual memberships are intended to 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.