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Oppenheimer’s The Act of Killing & Polley’s Stories We Tell Among 2013 IDA Award Noms

Joshua Oppenheimer and Sarah Polley’s respective docs have begun their year-end duke out for best docu of 2013. The International Documentary Association’s IDA Awards have announced the nominations for their Best Documentary Feature category and joining the pair we have the Sundance preemed Blackfish (Gabriela Cowperthwaite) and Jehane Noujaim’s The Square with Jason Osder’s Let the Fire Burn. Already selected award winners include Pablo’s Winter (cinematography by Julian Schwanitz) will be recognized with the award for Best Cinematography; Let the Fire Burn (edited by Nels Bangerter) will receive the Best Editing award; Narco Cultura (original music by Jeremy Turner) will be presented with the Best Music award; and How To Make Money Selling Drugs (written by Matthew Cooke) will receive the Best Writing award. The IDA Awards also honor docu in several other categories outside of theatrical released feature length films – head on over to see the complete list.


Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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