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IDA Documentary Awards: “Everything That Breathes” wins

Breathe everything ranked 38 IDA Documentary Awards, winning Best Feature Film and two other competing awards. The film had previously been selected as the winner of the Pare Lorentz Award.

In addition to the top prize, the HBO title is for two brothers who run a dedicated bird hospital to save injured black kites often affected by New Delhi’s air pollution, Helmer Shaunak Sen won Best Director and Best Editing.

National Geographic and Neon Love on Fire Documentary about volcanologists Katia and Maurice Krafft leading the 38 annual nomination) International Documentary Association honor five nods, winning two awards.

The IDA Documentary Awards ceremony was held at the Paramount Theater in Los Angeles, hosted by comedian Jenny Yang.

Best Documentary

Everything Breathes(India, US, UK | Sideshow and Submarine Deluxe, HBO Documentary | Director/Producer: Shaunak Sen | Producers: Aman Mann, Teddy Leifer) (WINNER)

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed (United States | NEON, Participant, HBO | Director/Producer: Laura Poitras | Producer: Howard Gertler, John Lyons , Nan Goldin, Yoni Golijov)

Love On Fire(US, Canada | National Geographic, Neon | Director/ Producer: Sara Dosa | Producer: Shane Boris, Ina Fichman)

A House Made of Splinters (Denmark), Sweden, Finland, Ukraine | Director: Simon Lereng Wilmont | Producer: Monica Hellström)

Katrina Babies(United States of America | HBO Documentary, HBO Max | Director/Producer: Edward Buckles Jr. | Producers: Audrey Rosenberg, Rebecca Teitel)

Mija (USA | Disney+ | Director: Isabel Castro | Producers: Tabitha Breese, Yesenia Tlahuel)

NAVALNY (USA, GERMANY, RUSSIA FEDERATION | Warner Bros Pictures, CNN Films, HBO Max | Director: Daniel Roch| Producers: Odessa Rae, Diane Becker, Melanie Miller, Shane Boris)

No Easy Way Home (South Sudan, Kenya, South Africa | LBx Africa, STEPS, APO | Director: Akuol de Mabior | Producers: Sam Soko, Don Edkins, Tiny Mungwe)

The Pawnshop(Poland | Syndicado | Director/Producer: Lukasz Kowalski | Producer: Anna Mazerant)

Young Plato(Ireland, United Kingdom, Belgium | Autlook Film Sales | Directors: Neasa Ní Chianáin, Declan McGrath | Producers: David Rane, Hanne Phlypo, Céline Nusse, Jackie Doyle)

Best Director 38

Law La Poetras ( All That’s Beautiful and Bleeding) | USA | NEON, Contributor, HBO.

Lukasz Kowalski (The Pawnshop) | Poland | Syndicado.

Sara Dosa ( Fire of Love) | USA, Canada | National Geographic, Neon.

Shaunak Sen (All that Breathes) | India, US, UK | Sideshow and Submarine Deluxe, HBO Documentary. (WINNER)

Simon Lereng Wilmont (A House Made of Splinters) | Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Ukraine.


ᎤᏕᏲᏅ(what they teach)(US | Reciprocity Project, Nia Tero, Upstander Project, REI Co-op Studios, LA Times Short Docs | Director: Brit Hensel | Producers: Taylor Hensel, Adam Mazo, Kavita Pillay, Tracy Rector)

The Benevolents (Canada | New York Times Op-Docs | Director/Producer: Sarah Baril Gaudet)

The Dream Life of George Stone (Australia | Netflix | Director/Producer: Maya Newell | Producers: Sophie Head, Matthew Bate, Lisa Sherald)

Haulout(United Kingdom | Rise And Shine World Sales, The New Yorker | Director/Producer: Evgenia Arbugaeva, Maxim Arbugaev) (WINNER)

I Am Trying to Remember (Czech Republic, Islamic Republic of Iran | Europe Media Nest sro, The New Yorker | Director: Peg Ahhangarani | Producer: Kaveh Farnam)

In Flow of Words(Netherlands | The New Yorker, Condé Nast | Director: Eliane Esther Bots | Producer: Manon Bovenkerk)

Love, Barbara(USA | Women Make Films | Director/Producer: Brydie O’ Connor | Producer: Myriam Schroeter)

Nuisance Bear(add Canada | The New Yorker | Directors/Producers: Jack Weisman, Gabriela Osio Vanden | Producers: Jack Weisman, Will N. Miller)

The Silent Shore (France | The New Yorker, Condé Nast Entertainment | Director/Producers: Nathalie Giraud, Timothée Corteggiani | Producer: Anne Bruneau)

Two-Spirit(Colombia | The New Yorker | Director: Mónica Taboada-Tapia | Producer: Beto Rosero)

Best TV Feature Documentary or Miniseries

Chernobyl: The Lost Tapes (UK | HBO Documentary Films/HBO Max | Director/Pr Producer: James Jones | Executive Producer: Darren Kemp)

Dream On(USA | ESPN | Director: Kristen Lappas | Executive Producers: Marsha Cooke, John Dahl, Rob King, Erin Leyden, Brian Lockhart, Burke Magnus, Carol Stiff)

Endangered (USA | HBO Documentary/HBO Max | Director/Producers: Rachel Grady, Heidi Ewing | Producer: Alex Tukatz | Executive Producer: Ronan Farrow, Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady, Nancy Abraham, Lisa Heller)

Fannie Lou Hamer’s America(USA | US Documentary, Channel World, PBS | Director: Joy Elaine Davenport | Producer/Executive Producer By: Monica Land | Producers: Robert Y. Chang, Hannah Paul | Executive Producers: Selena Lauterer, Erika Dilday, Ch ris White, Christopher Hastings, Carmen L. Vicencio) (WINNER)

Four Hours at the Capitol (UK | HBO Documentary/HBO Max | Director/Producer: Jamie Robe Instant Messaging | Executive Producers: Dan Reed, Nancy Abraham, Lisa Heller)

Best Curated Series

America ReFramed (USA | American Documentary, World Channel | Executive Producers: Erika Dilday, Chris White, Christopher Hastings)

American Masters(United States | THIRTEEN Productions | Executive Producer: Michael Kantor)

Independent Lens(US | PBS | Executive Producer: Lois Vossen)

POV(Canada, Germany, Myanmar | PBS | Executive Producers: Erika Dilday; Chris White) (WINNER )

Reel South(United States | PBS | Executive Producers: Rachel Raney, Don Godish, Donal Washington, Linda Midgett)

Best Drama Collection Series

American Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston (US | PBS & Twin Cities PBS (TPT) | E Executive Producers: Michael Rosenfeld, David Shadrack Smith, Melissa Wood, Bill Gardner)

Dear…(US | Matador Content, Apple TV+ | Executive Producers: Donny Jackson, Lyle Gamm, Jane Cha Cutler, Todd Lubin, Jay Peterson, RJ Cutler)

Evolve )(Singapore | CuriosityStream | Executive Producers: Donovan Chan, Jocelyn Little, Rob Sixsmith, Thore Vollert)

Origins of Hip Hop (USA | A&E | Executive Producers: Peter Bittenbender, Slane Hatch, Mark Grande, Brad Abramson, Elaine Frontain Bryant) (winner)

Vice(USA | Showtime | Executive Producers: Beverly Chase , Subrata De)

Best Multiple Documentary

Sons of the Underground (USA | FX | Directors/Executive Producers: Gabriela Cowperthwaite, Ted Gesing | Producers: Grace Fardella, Giona Jefferson | Executive Producers: Dan Cogan, Liz Garbus, Jon Bardin, Kate Barry)

Hostages (USA | HBO Documentary/HBO Max | Direct OR: Abbas Motra | Director/Producer: Maro Chermayeff , Jeff Dupre, Sam Pollard, Joshua Bennett | Producer: Saralena Weinfield | Executive Producers: Nancy Abraham, Lisa Heller, Sara Rodriguez)

Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey(USA | Netflix | Director/Producer: Gr ace McNally | Director/Executive Producer: Rachel Dretzin | Executive Producers: Jeff Skoll, Diane Weyermann, Miura Kite, Zachary Herrmann, Alison Dammann)

Meltdown: Three Mile Island (USA | Netflix | Director/Executive Producer: Kief Davidson | Producer: William Wheeler | Executive Producer: Carla Santos Shamberg, Michael Shamberg, Dan Levinson, Robert Fernandez)

We need to talk about Cosby ) (USA | SHOWTIME Documentary, Boardwalk Pictures Production, WKB Industries | Director/Executive Producer: W. Kamau Bell | Executive Producers: Katie A. King, Andrew Fried, Sarina Roma, Jordan Wynn , Dane Lillegard, Vinnie Malhotra) (winner)

Best Short Film Series

Couples Therapy (USA | Showtimes | Producers: Matthew Parker, Carly Hugo, Maya Seidler | Executive Producers: Eli B. Despres, Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg, Vinnie Malhotra)

Not So Pretty (United States | HBO Max | Producers: Alexandra Marske, Kat Nguyen | Executive Producer Credits: Kirby Dick, Tara Long, Amy Ziering)

POV Shorts (United States | PBS | Producer: Opal​​ H. Bennett | Executive Producer: Erika Dilday, Chris White) (Won Winner)

Reciprocity Project (United States | Nia Tero, Upstander Project, REI Co-op Studios | Producers: Taylor Hensel, Adam Mazo, Kavita Pillay | Producer/Executive Producer: Tracy Rector)

Witness (Mexico, Mongolia, UK | Al Jazeera English | Producers: Emma Norton, Joe Hamilton | Executive Producers: Fiona Lawson-Baker, Ingrid Falck )

Best Independent Audio Documentary

Recorded Euthanasia Death (United Sta Test | New York The Times | Host/Reporter: Lynsey Addario | Sound Engineers: Corey Schreppel, Marion Lozano | Producer: Sayre Quevedo) (WINNER)

Jorge, Gina y Dante(Mexico | CUIR: Historias Disidentes, Esto no es radio | Moderator/Reporter: Dante Ureta | Moderator /Reporter/Sound Engineer/Producer: Erick Yáñez)

“Limbo” from Latino USA, Futuro Media and PRX (United States, Spain | Futuro Media, PRX | Host/Reporter: Miguel Macias | Sound Engineer: Stephanie Lebow; Julia Caruso | Producers: Sophia Paliza-Carre, Marta Martinez, Andrea Lopez-Cruzado)

Rebroadcast of this day via Sewol Archives (Republic of Korea | KBS | Host/Reporter: Park DaeSik | Sound Engineer: Kang W ooSeok | Producer: Lee Eunmi)

Weekend World(USA | VICE News Report | Host/Reporter: Lynsey Addario | Sound Engineers: Corey Schreppel, Marion Lozano | Producer: Sayre Quevedo)

BEST MORE Partial Audio Documentary or Series

Ac-rated (USA | Host/Reporter: Katie Phang | Sound Engineer/Producer: Lisa Gray | Producer: Kevin Huffman)

Imperfect Paradise: The Forgotten Revolutionary (USA | LAist Studios | Host: Adolfo Guzman -Lopez | Sound Engineer: E. Scott Kelly | Producers: Natalie Chudnovsky, James Chow, Francisco Aviles Pino, Antonia Ceredijido, Leo G)

Heavyweight(USA | Spotify | Host: Jonathan Goldstein | Reporter/Producer: Stevie Lane , Kalila Holt, Mona Madgavkar)

Southlake (USA | NBC News | Host/Reporter: Mike Hixenbaugh, Antonia Hylton | Sound Engineers: Bryson Barnes, Seth Samuel | Producers: Frannie Kelley, Reid Cherlin)

Stolen: Surviving St. Michael’s(Canada | Spotify | Host: Connie Walker | Sound Engineers: Emma Munger, Catherine Anderson | Producers: Ellen Frankman, Max Green, Anya Schultz, Chantelle Bellrichard, Betty Ann Adam) (winner)

Best Music Documentary

Cesâria Évora( Portugal | Director/Producer: Ana Sofia F onseca | Producer: Irina Calado)

Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues(USA | Apple TV+ | Director/Producer: Sacha Jenkins | Producers: Sara Bernstein, Justin Wilkes, Julie Anderson) (WINNER)

Moonage Daydream (USA | NEON | Director/Producer: Brett Morgen)

Nothing Compares (UK, IRELAND | SHOWTIME Documentary | Director: Catherine Ferguson | Producers: Eleanor Emptage, Michael Mallie)

You’re Watching Video Music Box(USA | Showtime | Director: Nasir ‘Nas’ Jones | Producer By: Steve Rivo)

David L. Wolper Student Documentary Award

3 Promises(UK | National Film and Television School | Director/Producer : Mohamed Shalaby | Producer: Carolina Cordero)

Compton’s 38 (United States | The Stanford New Yorker | Director: Drew de Pinto | Producers: Azza Cohen, Susan Stryker, Victor Silverman)

Liangshan Eagle Rest (USA, China | New York University | Director/Producer: Liu Bohao)

La Casa del Migrante (USA | Northwestern University | Director/Producer: Olivia Yarvis, Yaakov Gottli eb, Samuel Heller)

Requiem for a Whale(Israel| The Steve e Tisch School of Film and Television, Tel Aviv University| Director/Producer: Ido Weisman) (WINNER)

Best Photography 38

All Things That Breathe (India, US, UK | Sideshow and Submarine Deluxe, HBO Documentary | Photographers: Ben Bernhard, Riju Das, Saumyananda Sahi)

Fire of Love(United States, Canada| National Geographic, NEON | Photographers: Maurice Krafft, Katia Krafft, Pablo Alvarez-Mesa) (WINNER)

Lonely Geography(Canada | Cinema Guild | Cinematographer: Jacquelyn Mills)

A House Made of Splinters (Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Ukraine | Photographer: Simon Lereng Wilmont)

Octopus (Lebanon | Photographer: Karim Kassem)

Best Clip

All Things Breathe(India, US, UK | Sideshows and Luxury Submarines , HBO Documentary | Editor: Charlotte Munch Bengtsen) (WINNER)

Love Fire (US, Canada | National Geographic, NEON | Editors: Erin Casper, Jocelyne Chaput)

The Princess (US | HBO Documentary/HBO Max | Editing: Daniel Lapira, Jinx Godfrey)

Sam Now (United States | Independent Lens | Editors: Jason Reid, Darren Lund)

Wildcat (US | Amazon Studios | Editors: Melissa Lesh, Joshua Altman, David Zieff, Ben Gold)

Best Soundtrack

Take Her Away The Fire (United States | MTV Documentary | Composer: Katy Jarzebowski)

Good Night Oppy (USA| Prime Video | Composer: Blake Neely)

Master of Light (USA| HBO Documentary Films/HBO Max | Composer: Gary Gunn )

Melt Goes On Forever: The Art & Times of David Hammons (USA | Composer: Ramachandra Borcar) (WINNER)

Wildcat (United States | Amazon Studios | Composer: Patrick Jonsson)

Best Writing

8 Stories About My Hearing Loss (Argentina, Uruguay | Writer: Charo Mato)

Eternal Spring (Canada | Lofty Sky Dist ribution, Sideways Film, VICE, Arte | By Jason Loftus)

Love Fire (United US, Canada | National Geographic, NEON | Writers: Sara Dosa, Erin Casper, Jocelyne Chaput, Shane Boris) (WINNER)

Last Flight Home (US | MTV Documentary | Screenwriter: Ondi Timoner)

No Simple Way Home (South Sudan, Kenya, South Africa | LBx Africa, STEPS, APO | By Akuol de Mabior)

ABC News Video Feed Award Winner

Winner: Riotsville, USA(United States | Magnolia Pictures | Director: Sierra Pettengill | Producers: Sara Archambault, Jamila Wignot)


down : The Case Against Boeing (USA | Netflix | Director/Producer: Rory Kennedy | Producers: Keven McAlester, Amanda Rohlke, Brian Grazer, Sara Bernstein, Justin Wilkes, Mark Bailey, Rory Kennedy)

Diamond Hands: The Legend of WallStreetBets (USA | MSNBC | Director/ Producers: Zack Canepari, Drea Cooper | Producers: Gary Kout, Myles Este, Molly O’Brien)

Love and Constitution (United States | MSNBC | Director: Madeleine Carter | Producers: Molly O’Brien, Amanda Spain)

The price of conflict (Ukraine | Director: Volodymyr Sydko | Producer: Polina Herman)

Pare Lorentz Award Winner

Winner: All that Breathes38(India, US, UK | Sid eshow and Submarine Deluxe, HBO Documentary | Director/Producer: Shaunak Sen | Producers: Aman Mann, Teddy Leifer)

Honorable Mention: Nuisance Bear (Canada | The New Yorker | Director/Producer: Jack Weisman, Gabriela Osio Vanden | Producer: Will N. Miller) 38



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