Utah movie producer and backer Geralyn Dreyfous will be receiving a big prize from the International Documentary Association.
The IDA announced Wednesday that it will give Dreyfous its Amicus Award at the 29th annual IDA Documentary Awards, set for Dec. 6 at the Directors Guild of America Theatre in Los Angeles.
Dreyfous is known locally as the founder of the Utah Film Center, which creates programming to expand the movie universe — including the Tumbleweeds Film Festival for kids and the LGBT-friendly Damn These Heels! Film Festival.
In the documentary world, though, Dreyfous is known as an executive producer whose credits include the Oscar-winning "Born Into Brothels" and the Sundance hit "The Invisible War," among others. She also is co-founder of Impact Partners Film Fund, which provides finishing money to documentaries that have social impact.