September 22, 2020 12:00 am
Year after year, IDA brings together both films and their creators to industry insiders and film enthusiasts throughout the fall season. This year, IDA's curated collection of the most acclaimed documentary film is going online! 2020 will showcase 35 documentaries from October to January. This year’s Screening Series includes 16 projects by BIPOC filmmakers, 20 by women-identified filmmakers, and 11 by filmmakers from our international community.
The Digital 2020-2021 Screening Series:
- Both films and filmmaker Q&As will be available through IDA's Eventive virtual cinema.
- Films will be available on demand for all IDA members exclusively. Each screening has a 7-day unlock period until the Q&A date. Once unlocked, members have 24 hours to watch the film. Please note that other guild members will not have access to digital screenings.
- Post-film conversation live streams with creators and subjects are open to the public for free - members and non-members alike. All filmmaker Q&As stay on Eventive for viewing after its premiere date.
If you are not an IDA member, join IDA today to access Screening Series and many other members-only benefits.
Unapologetic will be available to IDA members November 7th - 13th, with director Ashley O'Shay Q&A on Friday, November 13th at 7pm CST.
Finding Yingying will be available to IDA members November 13th - 19th, with director Jiayan "Jenny" Shi Q&A on Thursday, November 19th at 7pm CST.
ABOUT THE FILMS
After a young Chinese student goes missing on a university campus, her family travels to the US for the first time. While unraveling the mystery of her disappearance, they discover how much her life touched others.
After two Black Chicagoans are killed, millennial organizers challenge an administration complicit in state violence against its residents. Told through the lens of Janaé and Bella, two fierce abolitionist leaders, Unapologetic is a deep look into the Movement for Black Lives, from the police murder of Rekia Boyd to the election of Mayor Lori Lightfoot.