September 5, 2023

IDA Announces FallDocs 2023 Film Lineup, Big Platform For Documentaries Seeking Awards Glory

The International Documentary Association announced the lineup for its prestigious FallDocs 2023 program, featuring a slew of Oscar contending nonfiction films as well as more than two dozen films that haven’t yet nailed down distribution.

FallDocs (previously known as the IDA Screening Series) launches on Tuesday, September 19 with Apple TV+’s Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie, screening at The Culver Theater in Los Angeles with a post-screening reception. Deadline confirmed today that Davis Guggenheim’s film about the Canadian-born actor will be submitted for Academy Award consideration this year; it earned seven Emmy nominations earlier this year, more than any other documentary project.


In addition to Still, FallDocs will showcase Beyond Utopia, directed by Madeleine Gavin which plays at the Telluride Film Festival this afternoon; Bobi Wine: The People’s President (directed by Moses Bwayo and Christopher Sharp; Silver Dollar Road, Raoul Peck’s new documentary that premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival; Every Body (directed by Oscar nominated filmmaker Julie Cohen); Stephen Curry Underrated (directed by Peter Nicks and produced by Ryan Coogler); Sound of the Police (directed by Stanley Nelson); The Eternal Memory, the Sundance-winning film directed by Maite Alberdi; Lakota Nation vs. United States (directed by Jesse Short Bull and Laura Tomaselli), and Roger Ross Williams’ Stamped From the Beginning.


Screening Date: TBA | In-person + Virtual Film Title: SOUND OF THE POLICE

Dir: Stanley Nelson, Valerie Scoon / Prod: Keith Brown, Marcia Smith, Jacqueline Glover / Country: USA / Year: 2023 / Distributor: ABC News Studios, Hulu

Synopsis: The fraught relationship between African Americans and the police, often rife with tension, fear, suspicion and hostility on all sides, that fuels the ongoing conflict between African American communities and law enforcement.

Read more at Deadline.

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