IDA's Doc U: And The Award Goes To...

What does it take to mount a successful awards campaign, and how much does it cost? And what does an award really mean for the future of your film and your career? Winning (or even being nominated for) any of the many prestigious awards given out each year for documentary excellence can raise the profile of your film, and may even boost your career — but the trophies don’t come easy. It takes a lot of planning, time, and effort to even get in the running. As well, their actual impact – both in terms of box office and career – is hard to judge. With new rules in place for 2012, how will awards campaigns be affected, and what should you be thinking about for your doc? IDA brings together a group of doc insiders with a variety of perspectives on the process to ask and answer these questions!

NOTE: we are unfortunately unable to offer Cinefamily members discounted admission to this event.