The International Documentary Association (IDA) has announced nominations for the 2014 IDA Documentary Awards today set to take place on December 5 in Los Angeles.

The five films nominated in IDA’s Feature category are:

Citizenfour, Laura Poitras;

Finding Vivian Maier, John Maloof and Charlie Siskel;

Point And Shoot, Marshall Curry;

The Salt Of The Earth, Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado; and

Tales Of The Grim Sleeper (pictured), Nick Broomfield.
The five nominated films in the short category are:

Ghost Train, James Fleming and Kelly Hucker;

Our Curse, Tomasz Śliwiński;

Prison Terminal: The Last Days Of Private Jack Hall, Edgar Barens;

The Queen, Manuel Abramovich; and

Tashi And The Monk, Andrew Hinton and Johnny Burke.

“This year’s nominated and award-winning films and series are further testament to the growing importance of documentary storytelling in today’s rapidly changing and increasingly conflicted world,” said IDA executive director Michael Lumpkin.

“Our expansion of awards honouring excellence in series production echoes the increased demand for nonfiction broadcast programming and online content.”