Magazine article Screen International

Nanfu Wang among IDA Honourees

Magazine article Screen International

Nanfu Wang among IDA Honourees

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Lyn and Norman Lear will receive the Amicus Award, while Stanley Nelson will receive the Career Achievement Award, and Ally Derks the Pioneer Award. Hooligan Sparrow director Nanfu Wang (pictured) will receive the Emerging Documentary Filmmaker award.

The IDA will also hand out awards in several categories including best feature documentary, best short documentary, David L. Wolper Student Documentary Award, and best limited series.

"Our honourees this year include veteran and emerging filmmakers, illustrating how vital the documentary field is," said executive director Simon Kilmurry.

"Stanley Nelson's body of work is unsurpassed and Nanfu Wang is a bold and brave emerging talent. Ally Derks had the vision to found the International Documentary Festival of Amsterdam, one of the oldest and certainly the largest documentary festival in the world, long before documentaries became cool. …

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