On The Art of Observation at DOC NYC Pro

  Written by Lisa Kovitz Directors Greg Barker and Laura Poitras, editor Matthew Hamachek, and producer Julie Goldman took to the stage at DOC NYC Pro Day 2 with a focus on observational filmmaking. The panel was moderated by Thom Powers, the Artistic Director of DOC NYC who framed the panel by noting that for […]

Morning Manifesto on Short List Day at DOC NYC PRO

Written by Lisa Kovitz WME Agent Liesl Copland has spent her career securing documentary financing, including running a nascent documentary unit called “Red Envelope” in the early days of Netflix.  At WME (recently rebranded as Endeavor Content), she works with passionate, top-level professionals in distribution, financing, and development. Copland outlined two key trends in the […]

Morning Manifesto on The State of Documentary at DOC NYC Pro

  Written by Megan Scanlon   Now in its 8th year, with over 250 films and special events, DOC NYC again lights up lower Manhattan with a shared buzz of excitement and camaraderie. As a nod to this, International Documentary Association (IDA) Executive Director Simon Kilmurry, in conversation with  DOC NYC Artistic Director Thom Powers, […]

Highlights from Opening Night at DOC NYC

  While there’s no shortage of bad news breaking at any given moment, documentary films give us the opportunity to explore and investigate critical cultural and political topics, celebrate important people, and look closer at the issues, stories, and ideas that shape our world. On Opening Night of DOC NYC’s eighth season, documentary lovers off […]

On Budgets, Funding, Grants, and More at DOC NYC Pro

  Written by Megan Scanlon Day 1 of DOC NYC Pro was chock full of resources, including tips on what most filmmakers would agree is the most pressing question in their journey to make a great documentary: How am I going to pay for this? On the panel to share their grant evaluation wisdom were […]

Spreading the Love at DOC NYC’s Visionaries Tribute

  Each year, DOC NYC honors those who have made a significant impact on the documentary world, and continue to contribute to the documentary community through their dedication to telling stories that might go untold. This year, the Fourth Annual Visionaries Awards were presented to director Errol Morris and Sheila Nevins, President of HBO Documentary […]

Meet the 2017 DOC NYC Jury

DOC NYC is pleased to introduce the jurors for this year’s competition sections: Metropolis, Viewfinders and Shorts. The winners of the Viewfinders and Metropolis Grand Jury Prizes will receive a week-long awards-qualifying theatrical run at IFC Center and a deliverables package provided by Technicolor PostWorks NY, a comprehensive post facility offering data and film workflows, multi- […]

Celebrate National Cat Day, Doc-Style

October 29th is National Cat Day! What better way to celebrate than making plans to see some feline-focused films at DOC NYC?   Here are three titles that will purrfectly satisfy the cat lover in all of us. Kedi This cathartic documentary about street cats in Istanbul is captivating everyone from mainstream audiences to Thrillist to the nominating committee […]

ICYMI: New Screenings Added!

Wondering what our TBAs are? So far, we’ve announced the following TBA slots, with more to come soon! SHORT: Traffic Stop 11/14/2017 7:00 PM IFC Center FAR FROM THE TREE (3rd screening) 11/14/2017 9:45 PM IFC Center STANDING UP 11/15/2017 9:45 PM IFC Center GETTING NAKED 11/16/2017 9:45 PM IFC Center FAR FROM THE TREE […]

Celebrating Motherhood at DOC NYC

Moms. We all have one. We don’t all, however, have the same access to or relationship with our mom. Several of the films in this year’s lineup delve into the complex and vitally important responsibility of motherhood.  Moms who left on their own. Moms who were taken away from their families too soon. Surrogate mothers responsible […]