40 UNDER 40

DOC NYC has opened its application process for the sixth annual 40 Under 40 initiative. Applications will be accepted through August 1, 2023.

40 Under 40 celebrates emerging talent in the documentary world, including directors, producers, cinematographers, and editors. Honorees will be celebrated at the 2023 DOC NYC festival on the festival’s website and social media channels, and feted in an exclusive cocktail reception.

The 2023 edition of 40 Under 40 will be selected from an open applications process, in which documentary creatives from across the field are invited to apply for the honor directly. Two letters of recommendation and a comprehensive biography are required as part of this application process. In addition, to qualify for consideration, applicants must have been born on or after November 20, 1983 and be based in the U.S.,Canada and/or Mexico, regardless of their U.S. citizenship or immigration status. Applicants must also 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.