IDA Documentary Feature nominations 2019: ‘American Factory,’ ‘Honeyland’ and ‘One Child Nation’ among nominees

The International Documentary Association (IDA) announced nominees for its annual awards on Wednesday morning. The 10 films nominated in the Best Feature category were culled from the group’s short list announced earlier in the month.

Last year the group previewed four of the five Oscar nominees for Best Documentary Feature, including the winner “Free Solo” as well as IDA champ “Minding the Gap,” “Hale County This Morning, This Evening” and “Of Fathers and Sons.” They predicted two nominees in 2017, four in 2016 and three in 2015.

Among this year’s IDA nominees are five that were also nominated by the Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards in Best Documentary Feature: “American Factory,” “Apollo 11,” “The Biggest Little Farm,” “Honeyland” and “One Child Nation.” The IDA’s list also includes seven films to be screened in DOC NYC’s eighth annual Short List: Features program: “American Factory,” “Apollo 11,” “The Biggest Little Farm,” “The Edge of Democracy,” “For Sama,” “Honeyland” and “One Child Nation.” DOC NYC boasts that in the last eight years they’ve “screened the documentary that went on to win the Academy Award” and “27 of the last 30 Oscar-nominated documentary features.”

Full list of IDA feature film nominees:

Best Feature

Advocate
(Israel, Canada, Switzerland. Directors and Producers: Rachel Leah Jones and Philippe Bellaiche. Producers: Paul Cadieux and Joelle Bertossa)

American Factory
(USA / Netflix. Directors and Producers: Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert. Producers: Jeff Reichert and Julie Parker Benello)

Apollo 11
(USA / NEON and CNN Films. Director and Producer: Todd Douglas Miller. Producers: Thomas Petersen and Evan Strauss)

The Biggest Little Farm
(USA / NEON, LD Entertainment. Director and Producer: John Chester. Producer: Sandra Keats)

The Edge of Democracy
(USA, Brazil / Netflix. Director and Producer: Petra Costa. Producers: Joanna Natasegara, Shane Boris and Tiago Pavan)

For Sama
(UK, Syria / PBS Distribution, FRONTLINE. Director and Producer: Waad al-Kateab. Director: Edward Watts)

Honeyland
(Macedonia / NEON. Director: Tamara Kotevska. Director and Producer: Ljubomir Stefanov. Producer: Atanas Georgiev)

Midnight Family
(Mexico, USA / 1091. Director and Producer: Luke Lorentzen. Producers: Kellen Quinn, Daniela Alatorre and Elena Fortes)

One Child Nation
(USA / Amazon Studios. Directors and Producers: Nanfu Wang and Jialing Zhang. Producers: Christoph Jörg, Julie Goldman, Christopher Clements and Carolyn Hepburn)

Sea of Shadows
(USA, Austria / National Geographic. Director: Richard Ladkani. Producers: Walter Kohler and Wolfgang Knopfler)

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