DA Pennebaker and ChrisHegedus will receive the International Documentary Association (IDA) 2005Career Achievement Award at the 21st Annual IDA Distinguished DocumentaryAchievement Awards Benefit Gala on Dec 9 in Hollywood.

The duo has collaborated onsuch award winning titles as The War Room, for which they jointly received an Oscar nomination in 1994, ElaineStritch At Liberty, Jimi PlaysMonterey, and Startup.com.

"DA Pennebaker and ChrisHegedus have made unique and important contributions to advancing ourunderstanding and appreciation of humanity,' IDA president Richard Proppersaid.

'They are innovativeand talented storytellers who are a source of inspiration for the nextgeneration of non-fiction filmmakers.'