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2014 DOC NYC News!

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Save the date!!  DOC NYC, America’s largest documentary festival, returns for its fifth year on Nov. 13 – 20, 2014.   Submissions: Submissions for feature and short documentaries are now live and full info is here. Early bird deadline is March 7. … Continue reading

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DOC NYC presents CUTIE & THE BOXER and DIRTY WARS

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DOC NYC presents encore screenings of two of 2013′s most acclaimed docs, both nominated for an Oscar: CUITE & THE BOXER and DIRTY WARS. Continue reading

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DOC NYC 2013 Award Winners Announced

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On the eve of its final day of programming, at a filmmaker reception hosted by HBO Documentary Films, DOC NYC announced the 2013 award-winners as well as news of record attendance and expansion. Now in its fourth edition, with 132 … Continue reading

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Is the Man Who is Tall Happy?: Chomsky and the Intersection of Art and Science

Noam Chomsky entertains a question at the DOC NYC screening of the new Michel Gondry film, IS THE MAN WHO IS TALL HAPPY?

In his new documentary on Noam Chomsky, IS THE MAN WHO IS TALL HAPPY?, filmmaker Michel Gondry made a deliberate decision to veer from Chomsky’s political beliefs, instead focusing on the academic’s work as a linguist and social philosopher. “I … Continue reading

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Magical Universe: The Art of Al Carbee

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This post was written by DOC NYC blogger Karen Backstein “Every time you fall asleep you wake up in another reality.” So said Al Carbee, the extraordinary subject of director Jeremy Workman’s MAGICAL UNIVERSE, which screened at DOC NYC on … Continue reading

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How To Fund Your Doc (And Still Have A Life)

Filmmaker Doug Block, pictured with microphone, and other members of the Fund Your Doc: Advice From Experts panel spoke at DOC NYC.

This post was written by DOC NYC blogger Jess Gonzalez There is no one right way to make a documentary, but one thing is always sure: raising funds is one of the most important—and difficult—tasks a documentarian will undertake on … Continue reading

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Brave Miss World: Empowering Rape Survivors Worldwide

Filmmaker Cecilia Peck took the stage following the DOC NYC screening of her film, BRAVE NEW WORLD.

This post was written by DOC NYC blogger Jess Gonzalez In 1998, Miss Israel Linor Abargil was crowned Miss World in front of millions of viewers worldwide. Little did anyone know, the 18-year-old model had just been abducted, stabbed, and … Continue reading

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Lessons in Crowdfunding: The Inside Scoop on Online Fundraising

Members of the DOC NYC panel on crowdfunding shared some lessons with the audience.

This post was written by DOC NYC blogger Minnie Li Filmmakers Tia Lessin and Carl Deal (CITIZEN KOCH) and Sara Nodjoumi and Till Schauder (THE IRAN JOB) raised over $100K for their respective projects on Kickstarter. On Wednesday’s DOC NYC … Continue reading

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What is Cinema?: The Possibilities of Film

Chuck Workman fields questions following the DOC NYC screening of his film, WHAT IS CINEMA?

This post was written by DOC NYC blogger Katie Lewin Tuesday evening saw the DOC NYC screening of director Chuck Workman’s new film WHAT IS CINEMA? Workman has had a long career in the film industry, making documentaries about avant-garde filmmakers … Continue reading

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Toxic Hot Seat: Putting The Flames Out

TOXIC HOT SEAT codirector James Redford speaks at the DOC NYC screening of his film.

This post was written by DOC NYC blogger Jess Gonzalez What doesn’t burn you just might kill you anyway. The documentary TOXIC HOT SEAT follows the complicated battle between concerned citizens and mega-corporations over the use of cancer-causing flame retardants … Continue reading

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