Submissions

Only In New York deadline extended to August 31st on FilmFreeway!
Use Deadline Extension Code: OINYEXT17

Only In New York is an opportunity for filmmakers with works-in-progress (either features or series) to have intimate roundtable meetings with industry figures from the fields of distribution, financing, festival programming, and more. Only In New York is part of DOC NYC PRO, the festival’s industry programming component, and aims to curate the most promising documentaries of the future for industry consideration. Last year, participating companies included HBO, A&E IndieFilms, Amazon Studios, Sundance Institute, and over 40 others.

If selected for Only In New York, each participant will need to purchase a DOC NYC PRO badge, which will be offered at a significantly reduced rate, and provides entry to all DOC NYC PRO events for the entire festival of November 9-16, a robust program of daily panels and workshops, as well as networking events.

Additionally, projects selected for Only In New York will be automatically considered for potential participation in Pitch Perfect, a pitching event on November 13 that provides a nurturing environment for filmmakers to present works-in-progress to influential industry figures.

Note: Please review the full guidelines for Only In New York before submitting. This category is not meant for projects which will be completed by DOC NYC’s dates, Nov 9-16, but instead only for works-in-progress on track to debut in 2018-2019.

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Pitch Perfect Submission Deadline: August 31, 2017
Submission Fee: $35
(Pitch Perfect applicants who are not selected may deduct their Pitch Perfect submission fee from the cost of purchasing a DOC NYC Pro badge.)

PLEASE NOTE: The above deadline is for Only in New York ONLY – the final submission deadline for completed films has already passed.

For more information, visit the DOC NYC website.


 

DOC NYC is accepting submissions through July 14 for the 2017 edition in the following three categories:

Competition Features (NYC premiere requirement) 

Contemporary documentaries from around the world – 41 minutes or longer – that demonstrate a bold commitment to subject matter, excellence in cinematic craft and innovation in storytelling.  Competition sections may vary slightly, but in the past, there have been two competition sections:

Viewfinders – A competition section that covers nonfiction perspectives from around the world. Eligibility requires a minimum New York City premiere with preference given to World or U.S. premieres. Past titles include World premieres of “Almost There,” “The Lure,” “The Anthropologist,” “The Sunshine Makers,” and “Web;” and U.S. premieres of “The Beekeeper and His Son,” “Girl Unbound: The War to Be Her,” “I Am Sun Mu,” “A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers,” “P.S. Jerusalem,” “The Dark Matter of Love,” and “The Wound and the Gift.”

Metropolis – A competition section of documentaries about New York City or New Yorkers. Eligibility requires a minimum New York City premiere with preference given to World or U.S. premieres. Past titles include World premieres of “All the Rage (Saved By Sarno),” “Rikers,” “Woman On Fire,” “Daddy Don’t Go,” “The Lost Arcade,” “Patrolman P,” “Some Kind of Spark,” “More Than the Rainbow,” and “To Be Heard;” and U.S. premieres of “Winter at Westbeth,” “Homme Less,” “The Sarnos – A Life in Dirty Pictures,” and “Rubble Kings.”

Competition Shorts Program (NYC premiere preferred, but not required)

Shorts Programs – Selections of nonfiction shorts, organized thematically. Past titles include Laura Poitras and Henrik Moltke’s “Project X,” Aaron Schock’s “La Laguna,” Maxim Pozdorovkin’s “Clínica de Migrantes: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness,” Jon Alpert’s “Mariela Castro’s March: Cuba’s LGBT Revolution,” Irene Taylor Brodsky’s “Open Your Eyes,” Alison Klayman’s “The 100 Years Show,” Doug Block’s “The Children Next Door,” and Lucy Walker’s “The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom.”

The winning short film qualifies in the Documentary Short Subject category of the Annual Academy Awards® without the standard theatrical run, provided the film otherwise complies with the Academy rules.

Non-Competition Features (NYC premiere preferred, but not required)

Contemporary documentaries from around the world – 41 minutes or longer – that demonstrate a bold commitment to subject matter, excellence in cinematic craft and innovation in storytelling. NYC premieres preferred, but not required. These films are all feature-length and have no eligibility requirement. Sections vary year to year, but past non-competition sections include:

Special Presentations – High-profile events and guests. Past titles include the World premieres of Netflix sensation “Making A Murderer,” the Netflix docuseries “Captive” (with executive producer Doug Liman in person), “City of Joy” (with Eve Ensler in person), Springsteen doc “The Ties That Bind” (with Thom Zimny in person), “Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?” (with Noam Chomsky and Michel Gondry in person), “Darkness on the Edge of Town” (with Max Weinberg in person), Amy Berg’s “An Open Secret,” “Can’t Stand Losing You” (with Andy Summers in person); U.S. premieres of “Finding Vivian Maier,” “The Yes Men Are Revolting,” “Do I Sound Gay,” “Sing Me The Songs That Say I Love You” (with Rufus Wainwright in person), “Charlotte Rampling: The Look” (with Charlotte Rampling in person), and others.

American Perspectives – Past titles include World Premieres of “After Fire,” “Sky Line,” “Thank You For Your Service,” “Wilhemina’s War,” “Kids for Cash,” “A Murder in the Park,” “Sex and Broadcasting,” and screenings of “The Fear of 13,” “Above and Below,” “Only The Young,” “Code of the West,” “Brooklyn Boheme,” and others.

International Perspectives – Past titles include World Premieres of “All Rise,” “Every Last Child,” U.S. Premieres of “On the Rim of the Sky,” “Things Left Behind,” “The Mosuo Sisters” and screenings of “Sacred,” “Those Who Jump,” “Bolshoi Babylon,” “The Babushkas of Chernobyl,” “Perdida,” and “Oma and Bella.”

Jock Docs – Past sports themed titles include World Premieres of “Althea,” “Opposite Field” and “Top Spin.”

Sonic Cinema – Past music films include World Premieres of “Revenge of the Mekons,” “Salad Days,” “Harlem Street Singer” and “Musicwood” and U.S. Premieres of “Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me” and Jonathan Demme’s “Enzo Avitabile: Music Life.”

Midnight Docs – High adrenaline films for the late night crowd. Past titles include World Premieres of “Haunters” + screenings of “Hungry,” “Kink,” “My Amityville Horror,” “Bettie Page Reveals All,” “U2 3D” and “Inni.”

American Perspectives – past titles include World Premiere of “Kids for Cash” + screenings of “Only The Young”, “Code of the West”, “Brooklyn Boheme”, and others.

International Perspectives – past titles include US Premiere of  “Things Left Behind”, “The Mosuo Sisters” + screenings of “Jealous of the Birds”, “Perdida” and “Oma and Bella”.

Photography on Film – past films include World Premieres of “Eddie Adams: Saigon ’68” and “VII Uncommissioned”.

Sonic Cinema – past music films include World Premiere of “Revenge of the Mekons”, “Harlem Street Singer” and “Musicwood” + US Premieres of “Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me” and Jonathan Demme’s “Enzo Avitabile: Music Life”.

Family Docs – Films targeted to the whole family. Past titles include “First Position”, “Turtle: The Incredible Journey (in 3D)”, “Make Believe” and others.

Midnight Docs – High adrenaline films for the late night crowd. Past titles include “My Amityville Horror”; “Bettie Page Reveals All”; “U2 3D”; “Inni.”

Full details and application can be found here or click on below link to submit.

 

 

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2017 FILM SUBMISSION DEADLINES

Earlybird Deadline: March 3, 2017

Regular Deadline: April 7, 2017

Late Deadline: June 2, 2017

WAB Extended Deadline: July 14, 2017
(Note: All filmmakers are eligible to submit their work via Withoutabox by this deadline – you do not need special permission.)