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 […]

Highlights from Day Four at DOC NYC

Rebels, renegades, and dreamers dominated day four of DOC NYC, as audiences were treated to special guest appearances and stories about an inspirational startup in Lebanon, a crime-fighting crew in New York City, and a Hollywood legend who defied expectations. Actress and activist Susan Sarandon was among the guests who answered questions from an enthusiastic […]

$12 MATINEES: See a doc during the day at a discount!

DOC NYC matinee screenings offer a unique opportunity see new nonfiction films from all over the world at a reduceed rate, usually with special guests in attendance. Films screening before 5:00 are just $12, a full $7 less than our $19 regular price. Browse the schedule now to pick out the movies you want to see.

Morning Manifesto on Mastering Cinematography at DOC NYC Pro

Written by Isaac Steinmetz “It’s OK to Make Money,” “Failure is Good” and other Lessons from Groundbreaking True Crime Filmmaker Joe Berlinger Day 4 of DOC NYC PRO began with words of wisdom from Joe Berlinger, director of HBO’s “Paradise Lost” trilogy, “Metallica: Some Kind of Monster” and many other seminal true crime, historical and music […]

On Clarity, Controversy, and Covering Uncomfortable Topics at DOC NYC Pro

Written by Megan Scanlon In light of the general lack of gender parity in filmmaking, it’s worth noting that DOC NYC strives for diversity across films, programs, and platforms. Suffused with idiosyncratic POVs, and a convivial verve and pluck, the spectrum of talent who took to the Cinepolis stage for the five panels of Mastering […]

Highlights from Day Two at DOC NYC

Day two of DOC NYC featured films that dove headfirst into complicated family dynamics, the glamorous and cut-throat world of 1970’s fashion, and an in-depth chronicle of a Manhattan murder mystery. Director Errol Morris, recipient of this year’s DOC NYC Visionaries Award, again forges new ground with Wormwood, his six-part Netflix series that investigates the […]

On Finding the Style for the Story at DOC NYC Pro

  Written by Lisa Kovitz This DOC NYC PRO panel, moderated by the festival’s artistic director Thom Powers, featured two iconic documentary filmmakers, Bret Morgen of Jane and Errol Morris of The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography and Wormwood.  They were joined by newcomer Ceyda Torun, whose debut film Kedi, which follows nine Istanbul street […]