IDA Awards Announces Latino Nominees for its 33rd Edition

Dina  by Antonio Santini and Dan Sickles

Dina by Antonio Santini and Dan Sickles

The International Documentary Association (IDA) has announced the nominees for its 33rd Annual Awards, celebrating the best of non-fiction cinema of the year, and featuring some Latino nominees. 

Dina, the unconventional love story between an eccentric suburban woman and a Walmart door greeter; co-directed by Puerto Rican filmmaker Antonio Santini and Dan Sickles was nominated for Best Feature, while The Fight / The Guardian by indigenous Bolivian filmmaker Violeta Ayala and Dan Fallshaw was nominated for Best Short. The film follows activists fighting for human rights for people with disabilities in Bolivia, who succeed in getting pensions/

Mexican DP Rodrigo Trejo Villanueva was nominated for Best Cinematography for his work in
Rahul Jain's Machines. Dan Romer and Benh Zeitlin were nominated for Best Music for Viktor Jakovlewski's epic documentary Brimstone & Glory set in the National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexico. Mexican-American filmmaker Priscilla Gonzalez Sainz from Stanford University received a nomination for the David L. Wolper Student Documentary Award.

Tim Golden and Ross McDonnell's Elián, the first-person remarkable story of Elián González, the five-year-old Cuban boy plucked from the Florida Straits on Thanksgiving Day in 1999, and the fight over his future that sparked a flashpoint for simmering post-Cold War US and Cuban tensions, was nominated in the ABC News VideoSource Award.

The 33rd Annual IDA Awards will be held on December 9.