The IDA hosts 50 free screenings of the season's leading documentaries
The fall IDA Screening Series, always a highlight of the year for lovers of documentary, has come to a close after three months of free events in Los Angeles and New York.
In all, the IDA showcased 50 films--each of the screenings featuring Q&As with filmmakers and in some cases the subjects of the documentaries. Many Oscar contending films were programmed, from Honeyland (with directors Ljubomir Stefanov and Tamara Kotevska in attendance) and 63 Up (with director Michael Apted on hand for a Q&A) to For Sama (directors Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts attending) and One Child Nation (director Nanfu Wang representing).
Check out the gallery below for photos from the screenings I attended in Los Angeles.
Matthew Carey is a documentary filmmaker and journalist. His work has appeared on Deadline.com, CNN, CNN.com, TheWrap.com, NBCNews.com and in Documentary magazine.