Congrats to all feature and short documentary films nominated for an Oscar® at the 90th Academy Awards. Of the 5 feature documentaries nominated, 4 screened at DOC NYC 2017 in our Short List section: *“Abacus: Small Enough to Jail,” Mitten Media, Motto Pictures, Kartemquin Educational Films and WGBH/FRONTLINE Q&A from DOC NYC 2017 with the Sung […]


The Academy Awards® has announced 10 films that will be considered for the best documentary short Oscar® nomination. 3 documentaries were part of our 2017 festival line up. Congrats to all those on list! “Alone,” The New York Times “Edith+Eddie,” Heart is Red and Kartemquin Films “Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405,” Stiefel & Co. […]


The Academy Awards has announced 15 films that will be considered for the best documentary feature Oscar nomination. 8 documentaries were on our 2017 DOC NYC short list. Congrats to all! *“Abacus: Small Enough to Jail,” Mitten Media, Motto Pictures, Kartemquin Educational Films and WGBH/FRONTLINE*“Chasing Coral,” Exposure Labs in partnership with The Ocean Agency & […]

Highlights from Closing Night at DOC NYC

As far as closing nights go, DOC NYC’s final day felt more like a foot-stomping testament to the power of the human spirit than the last night of a film festival, as films on guitar god Eric Clapton, Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson, and violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman. No stranger to thunderous applause, Eric Clapton helped […]

Highlights from Day Seven at DOC NYC

Leaping across boundaries big and small, day seven at DOC NYC featured stories of high stakes cyber espionage and a genre bending musical talent. Director Laura Poitras once again peers into one of the biggest and most controversial events of the past year with Risk, her daring documentary on Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in the […]

Highlights from Day Six at DOC NYC

An unmistakable sound, two artists on a remarkable journey, and a problematic cartoon character go under the microscope on day six of DOC NYC. Street artist and photographer JR, whose large scale public art projects have won him worldwide acclaim, meets his match in French New Wave filmmaker Agnes Varda. In Faces Places, which Varda […]

Insights on Navigating the Distribution Landscape at DOC NYC PRO

Written by Nikki Krivanek Tom Quinn, Founder and CEO of Neon (currently releasing I, TONYA) and Arianna Bocco, EVP of Acquisitions at IFC and Sundance Selects (currently releasing Frank Serpico and Dealt) sat down with Impact Partner’s Dan Cogan for a DOC NYC PRO panel to discuss the distribution landscape over the last ten years and […]

Morning Manifesto on Smart Producing Day at DOC NYC PRO

  Written by Nikki Krivanek Brian Newman, founder of Sub-Genre Media, kicked off Day Six of DOC NYC PRO sharing his thoughts on the current state of the nonfiction producing landscape. Newman’s Morning Manifesto was packed with useful advice for filmmakers and emphasized the importance of marketing. When it comes to the current landscape of […]

Highlights from Day Five at DOC NYC

Day five at DOC NYC explored the evolution of the striptease, four decades in Cuba , and the ways one city addressed injustice in films that proved that common ground can exist in the most unlikely places. Baltimore suffered a city wide loss when Freddie Gray was killed while in police custody, leading to weeks […]

Morning Manifesto on Perfecting Your Pitch at DOC NYC PRO

Written by Nikki Krivanek Looking to “shake things up” a little, Tabitha Jackson started off Day 5 of DOC NYC PRO “Pitch Perfect Day” with inspiring quotes and thought provoking questions. During the Moring Manifesto (which she preferred to call a less gendered “festo”) Tabitha Jackson, Director of the Documentary Film Program at Sundance Institute […]