Eddie to co-host 2011 IDA Documentary Awards
The International Documentary Association has named Senna (pictured), Il Castello and Better this World as recipients of its new creative achievement awards. The 27th annual IDA Documentary Awards, held in Los Angeles at the Director’s Guild on December 2, is launching the Creative Recognition Awards to acknowledge cinematography, editing, and music in documentary feature films.
“Before I met you,” one Emmy-nominated, highly skilled documentary filmmaker said to me, “I thought a producer was just an accountant.” Several years ago at the IDA Awards, an esteemed member of our community stood at the podium and made a crack about how when he takes a producer credit on his collaborator’s films, “We […]
Eddie hosts discussion with Joe Berlinger before LA premiere of much buzzed-about “Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory”:
If the name Joe Berlinger rings a bell, you’re probably a big fan of Metallica. Most likely, though, it’s because the IDA has done a lot of advocacy work on his behalf.
Arguments about truth in documentary filmmaking–how “real” a film is or isn’t–are inherent to the form, part of its DNA.
Doc U presents an in-depth conversation with Steve James, the award-winning producer-director of Hoop Dreams, the landmark documentary hailed by critic Roger Ebert as “the great American documentary. Photos from the Event
Eddie Schmidt attends the International Documentary Association’s 24th annual awards ceremony at the Directors Guild of America on December 5, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.
In addition to his tri-annual Presidential column, Eddie often contributes other pieces to the IDA’s mag and website.
Eddie is a frequent host for installments of this popular lecture series, leading intimate and irreverent conversations with Harry Shearer, Lucy Walker, Ondi Timoner, RJ Cutler, Cara Mertes of the Sundance Institute, and many others.