Magazine article American Cinematographer

IDA Awards

Magazine article American Cinematographer

IDA Awards

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On November 1, the International Documentary Association feted the best in non-fiction feature filmmaking at its 12th annual awards gala at the Loews Santa Monica Beach hotel. More than 300 worldwide entries were considered for the IDA's five Distinguish Documentary Achievement Awards.

Winning in the feature category were Anne Frank Remembered by Jon Blair; Troublesome Creek: A Mid-western by veterans Jeanne Jordan and Steven Ascher (see AC April '96); The War Within: A Portrait of Virginia Woolf by John Fuegi and Morten Bruss; and David Attenborough's The Private Life of Plants: The Birds & the Bees by Pat Mitchell, Vivian Schiller and Mike Salisbury. Scoring the sole honor in the shorts section was Breathing Lessons: The Life and Work of Mark O' Brien by Jessica Wu. Harvard University graduate Amanda Micheli earned the David L. Wolper IDA Student Award for Just for the Hide, a 16mm thesis project shot in New Mexico, and supervised by Ross McElwee (Sherman's March).

The IDA's 1996 Career Achievement Award went to media mogul Ted Turner, who transformed a small, independent UHF TV station in Atlanta into a massive multi-media conglomerate that now includes CNN, TBS Superstation, New Line Cinema, Castle Rock Entertainment and TNT. …

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