Summer Of Soul has picked up four nominations for the 37th Annual IDA Documentary Awards followed by Faya Dayi and Not Going Quietly.
Nominees were unveiled on Monday (November 15). International Documentary Association members will vote online for best feature and short starting on December 13 and the winners will be announced on February 5, 2022, at Paramount Studios.
This year the IDA received 747 submissions including 314 documentary features, 137 documentary shorts, 172 documentary series, 54 student films, 29 music documentaries, and 41 audio documentaries and podcasts. The IDA said 32% of submissions were international productions or co-productions.
Select IDA Documentary Awards 2021 nominees appear below.
Best Feature Nominees
Apenas El Sol (Nothing But The Sun) (Swi-Par, Film Republic), dir. Arami Ullón
Faya Dayi (Eth-USA-Qat, Janus Films), dir. Jessica Beshir
Flee (Den-France-Nor, Neon/Participant), dir. Jonas Poher Rasmussen
In the Same Breath (USA-China, HBO/HBO Max), dir. Nanfu Wang.
Jacinta (USA / Hulu/ABC News), dir. Jessica Earnshaw
North By Current (USA / POV), dir. Angelo Madsen Minax
Not Going Quietly (USA, Greenwich Entertainment), dir. Nicholas Bruckman
Summer Of Soul (USA, Hulu/Searchlight Pictures), dir. Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson.
Wojnarowicz: F**k You F*ggot F**ker (USA, Kino Lorber), dir. Chris McKim.
Writing With Fire (India, ITVS/Music Box), dir. Rintu Thomas, Sushmit Ghosh).
Best Director Nominees
Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson (Summer of Soul)
Jessica Beshir (Faya Dayi)
Jessica Earnshaw (Jacinta)
Jonas Poher Rasmussen (Flee)
Nicholas Bruckman (Not Going Quietly).