Judy's Time, the documentary about the late triathlete Judy
Flannery, was among seven films taking top honors in the annual IDA
Distinguished Documentary Achievement Awards competition. Award presentations
will be made on December 13th during the 18th Annual IDA Distinguished
Documentary Achievement Awards Gala Benefit at the Directors Guild of America
(DGA) Theatre in Hollywood.
"Each of these films tells a compelling story about an
important subject in a memorable way," says IDA President Michael Donaldson.
"They were chosen by a jury of peers out of hundreds of artfully crafted
films from every part of the world. The producers of these films have earned
the respect and admiration of our members."
Documentary filmmakers and fans will be able to see the winning
entries at DocuFest(tm) at the screening room of the Eastman Kodak Company
(6700 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, Calif.) on Saturday, December 14th. Each
winning entry will be shown and followed by a discussion with the filmmakers.
Judy's Time won the Short category for non-fiction films
under 40-minutes in length. It was produced, written and directed by Erin
Flannery for the University of Southern California Graduate School of
Cinema-Television. The documentary is the story of Judy Flannery, a mother of
five, who in mid-life transformed herself into a world champion triathlete. The
film chronicles her discovery of her own strengths, her passionate pursuit of a
goal, and the people she inspired before her tragic death at age 57.
The Judy Flannery Memorial Fund has been established to
create financial scholarships for women in triathlon and duathlon world
competition. The Columbia Triathlon
Association, producer of Judy’s favorite triathlon, The Columbia Triathlon make
an annual contribution to the Fund, as a lasting tribute to our friend and
fellow competitor from the region.
Additional contributions may be sent to:
The Columbia Triathlon Association, Inc/JFMF
6662 Windsor Court
Columbia, MD 21044-4147
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