40 UNDER 40

Submissions for the fourth annual 40 Under 40 initiative are now closed. 

40 Under 40 celebrates emerging talent in the documentary world, including directors, producers, cinematographers, and editors. This program is co-presented by HBO Documentary Films

Honorees will participate in exclusive online networking meetings with key financiers, distributors, broadcasters and industry figures as part of the festival’s “Only In New York” program, which is co-presented by SHOWTIME® Documentary Films. The group will also be highlighted on the festival website and social media, and celebrated during the 2021 DOC NYC festival. 

To qualify for consideration, nominees must have been born in 1982 or later and be based in the U.S. or Canada. Nominees must have at least one credit in the position of director, producer, cinematographer or editor on a feature-length documentary with national distribution via theaters, television or a digital platform.