And thats a wrap for DOC NYC 2018

  DOC NYC is officially over for another year, and what a festival it has been! Thank you to all the sponsors, filmmakers, staff, volunteers and audiences who made this festival possible. Once again, DOC NYC was an incredible eight-day celebration of nonfiction filmmaking. This year we experienced 300+ films and events including 135 feature-length documentaries, 42 World […]


Two days before the festival’s close, DOC NYC announced its 2018 award-winners at an evening ceremony at the Flatiron Room in Manhattan. This year’s event, running November 8-15 at IFC Center, the SVA Theatre and Cinepolis Chelsea, featured 137 feature-length films—including the late addition of the world premiere of the Aretha Franklin concert film Amazing […]

Still to come at DOC NYC 2018

We are now in our FINAL DAY of DOC NYC 2018, and although we have already had some incredible events and screenings there is PLENTY more to come. Here is a list of films that are MUST-SEE for today: HARVEST SEASON | Thu Nov 15, 2018, 5:00 PM | IFC Center NYC PREMIERE Set in California’s Napa and Sonoma Valley wine country, this […]


If a show has gone RUSH, a limited number of tickets may be released 15 minutes before showtime on a first come, first served basis at the theater venue. Rush lines for sold out shows will form one hour before showtime at the specific screening venue. The following films have gone RUSH:  SVA Theatre Biggest […]

Highlights from our 2018 Visionaries Tribute Luncheon

The fifth annual Visionaries Tribute took place today at Manhattan’s Edison Ballroom. Veteran filmmakers Wim Wenders and Orlando Bagwell received Lifetime Achievement recognition. The Robert and Anne Drew Award for Documentary Excellence went to Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin (Meru, Free Solo) and the Leading Light Award went to Tabitha Jackson, Director of the Sundance Institute’s Documentary Film […]


DOC NYC would like to thank Posteritati for hosting a special event for DOC NYC and our filmmakers on Monday 11/5. Hover over the image below to take a look at the great images captured by Carlos Sanfer on the night.  


  DOC NYC is excited to announce the WORLD PREMIERE of Amazing Grace. In January 1972, Aretha Franklin gave two days of gospel performances at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles, recording what would become her bestselling album, Amazing Grace. The sessions were captured by a film crew led by Sydney Pollack, but […]

DOC NYC PRO Bronze Pass is now on sale

DOC NYC PRO has now released the Bronze Pass for sale for $99. The DOC NYC PRO Bronze Pass includes the following benefits: Guaranteed admission to 4 DOC NYC PRO panels (with ability to pre-select panels online ahead of festival) and ability to attend another 4 panels day-of based on availability One-day access to PRO Lounge, including breakfast and Happy […]

DOC NYC announces “Only In New York” Lineup

(Image: American Muslim) DOC NYC announced the lineup of 42 work-in-progress documentaries chosen from submissions to participate in the “Only in New York” roundtable meetings with industry professionals and mentors. Over the course of four days (Nov. 12-15), the filmmakers will network with financiers, producers, sales agents, distributors, festival programmers and other mentors at the […]

Meet the 2018 DOC NYC Jurors

DOC NYC is pleased to introduce the jurors for this year’s competition sections: Viewfinders, Metropolis and Shorts.   Viewfinders Competition: Rachel Chanoff, Programmer; Founding Director, THE OFFICE performing arts + film.  Rachel Chanoff is the founding director of THE OFFICE performing arts + film. Among other positions she holds as a curator and producer, she is a consultant to […]