Founded in 1982, the International Documentary Association (IDA) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) that promotes nonfiction filmmakers, and is dedicated to increasing public awareness for the documentary genre. Our major program areas are: Advocacy, Filmmaker Services, Education, and Public Programs and Events.
Documentary storytelling expands our understanding of shared human experience, fostering an informed, compassionate, and connected world.
The International Documentary Association (IDA) is dedicated to building and serving the needs of a thriving documentary culture.
Through its programs, IDA provides resources, creates community, and defends rights and freedoms for documentary artists, activists, and journalists.