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French Nominations at the 2021 IDA Documentary Awards


The International Documentary Association supports the vital work of documentary storytellers and champions a thriving and inclusive documentary culture.

For the 2021 IDA Documentary Awards, the French nominees are:


Flee (Denmark, France, Norway)

Nominations: Best Feature, Best Director 

Flee tells the extraordinary true story of a man, Amin, on the verge of marriage which compels him to reveal his hidden past for the first time.

Directed by: Jonas Poher Rasmussen 

2021 | 90 Minutes


Exterminate All the Brutes (USA/France)

Nominations: Best Multi Part-Documentary 

Exterminate All the Brutes is an internationally co-produced documentary miniseries revolving around colonization and genocide, directed and narrated by Raoul Peck. The series consists of four episodes and premiered in the United States on April 7, 2021, on HBO.

Director: Raoul Peck

2021 | Four Episodes | HBO 


La Foresta dei Violin (Italy/France)

Nominations: Best Stand-Alone Audio Documentary 

La Foresta dei Violini is experienced like a concert in an immersive sound system that surrounds the audience (binaural for podcast or 8.1/12.1 for live session performance). It is a sonic journey made of the musicality of the landscapes of the Val di Fiemme. 

Executive Producer: Faïdos Sonore 


The Lost Leonardo (Denmark/France)

Nominations: Best Cinematography, Best Music Score 

The mystery surrounding the Salvator Mundi, the first painting by Leonardo da Vinci to be discovered in more than a century, which has now seemingly disappeared. 

Directed by: Andreas Koefoed 

Cinematographer: Adam Jandrup 

Composer Sveinung Nygaard 

2021| 96 minutes


Click here for the full list of IDA Nominees.

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